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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Suzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Additional Requirements: Undergraduate students must have completed their sophomore year prior to participation
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Education
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
Program tentatively running in Summer 2023
Consider one of these Alternate Programs for Summer 2022.
China - CED Summer
Educational transformation lies at the center of creating a new generation with a heart and mind for solving our world's most pressing issues. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture while learning about the Chinese educational system. This program will take students through Shanghai, the largest city in China, through the water town of Suzhou, to Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic, where students will have the opportunity to visit cultural landmarks and schools. 

Check out the video of the Spring 2016 Study Tour to China for College of Education Faculty & Graduate Students.  


This course will immerse NC State students within Chinese culture and the Chinese educational system to develop an international perspective on learning. Students will leave the course with an enhanced self-awareness and understanding of Chinese culture while also developing intercultural communication skills and cross-cultural learning. As a part of the course, students will have the opportunity to create culturally appropriate lessons and co-teach classes in Suzhou and Beijing. 

  • Courses
    • Students will enroll in either ED 496 or ED 590: Special Topics in Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
      • *Depending on the level of study
  • NC State Program Cost
    • $2,700 (see budget sheet for total estimated cost of attendance)
  • Program Dates
    • Pre-Departure Meetings: May 15 - 16, 2019 
    • Travel Dates: May 18 - 31, 2019
  • Locations
    • Shanghai, Suzhou, and Beijing, China
  • Contact
  • Eligibility
    • 2.5+ GPA
    • Open to Undergraduate and Graduate students
    • Undergraduate students must have completed their sophomore year prior to participating in the program
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
Students will stay in double occupancy room (2 students share 1 room) in hotels in Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing.  Breakfast is included all 3 cities along with several lunches and dinners.  Students should be prepared to pay for lunches and dinners that are not included in the program budget.   

Several excursions are included in Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing to learn more about the culture and history of China.  A train ticket from Suzhou to Beijing is also included. In Shanghai students will have a chance to go on a Huangpu River Cruise, visit the Oriental Pearl Radio and Television tower, an Acrobatic show and the Jade Budda Temple.  In Suzhou, a visit to the Humble Administrators garden and a Tongli town boat ride are planned.  
In Beijing, a visit to the great wall and nearby sights, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, National Museum of China, Pearl market, Beijing Opera Performance and a visit to the Wangfujing Shopping Street are planned.    

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information.

For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office. The scholarship deadline for summer study abroad is November 15, 2018! Apply Now!


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This program is currently not accepting applications.