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  • Locations: Bawangling, China; Chengdu, China; Danzhou Hainan Island, China; Guangzhou, China; haikou, China; Hangzhou, China; Huangshan City (Yellow Mountain), China; Qiyun Shan, China; Shanghai, China; Suzhou, China; Tianmu Shan, 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: Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Additional Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:

China: Plant Resources

Through lectures and field trips to famous mountains in eastern, southern, and southwestern China, students will gain skills and knowledge in field botany, ecology, and biogeography. During this four-week program, students from Zhejiang University and Zhongshan University will join the class to promote inter-cultural interactions. Visits to famous Chinese classic gardens, medicinal plant gardens, markets, and museums in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou cities and visits to villages and the Buddhist and Taoist temples in the mountains will be integrated into the program to enrich the cultural experiences of students.

This course examines natural plant resources of China. Plant biodiversity, the origin of the famous eastern Asian-eastern North American disjunct distributional pattern, plant communities and vegetation in temperate and tropical forests, and ethnobotanical uses of plants will be discussed. Techniques for collecting and preserving plant specimens and for identification of plant species will be taught through a combination of classroom and field exercises. 

  • Courses 
    • ​PB 495: Plant Resources, Ecology and Culture (3 credits) 
  •  NC State Program Costs 
    • $2,300
    • See Budget Sheet for total estimated cost of attendance
  • Program Dates 
    • May 28 - June 26, 2019
  • Locations 
    • Various locations including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Tianmushan, Huangshan City, Qiyun Shan, Sichuan, Guangzhou city, Hainan Island
  • Contact 
    • Dr. Qiuyun (Jenny) Xiang 
  • Eligibility 
    • 2.0 GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
    • No prerequisite, but PB 250, PB 403, or other equivalent is preferred.

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund for the program may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details. Questions may be directed to

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This program is currently not accepting applications.