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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Spring Short Term
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  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • 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: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: DVM
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Additional Requirements: Restricted to College of Veterinary Medicine Students
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: CVM
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Service-Learning Opportunities Duration: Short Term
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
CVM Veterinary Acupuncture
Guangzhou, China

Designed for College of Veterinary Medicine students, participants learn about veterinary acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) during a 1-week workshop in Guangzhou, China. Students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.


This one-week program will introduce veterinary students the basics of traditional Chinese Medicine in China in a setting where they can experience Chinese traditions. They will be taught in an international classroom (in English). The course will include an overview of TCVM history, terminology, theory, and practical applications using dogs or horses (the lectures are combined and the labs are separate; students choose one option only). Students will also see traditional Chinese medicine practiced on humans. Students will be able to take these skills and start practicing acupuncture and to advanced their studies toward becoming certified in acupuncture.

The Acupuncture CE Course is equivalent to session 1 and 2 of the Basic Acupuncture course for Small Animal or Equine. This CE course counts as both the first and second session of the basic CE course and is held in China. The remaining sessions may be taken through any Chi campus. 

Students will experience learning traditional Chinese medicine in China. 
Portions of this program also involve students experiencing the culture through tours and traditional meals. 

  • Courses (select one)
    • VCM 992: Veterinary Medicine (1 cr.)  Veterinary acupuncture selective
    • or
    • VCM 922: Veterinary Medicine (1 cr.) Veterinary acupuncture elective
  • NC State Program Cost
    • $3,000- $6,000
    • See Budget Sheet for total estimated of attendance
  • Program Dates
    • May 13 - 16, 2019
  • Locations
    • Guangzhou, China
  • Contact
    • Dr. Tara Harrison
  • Eligibility
    • Currently enrolled DVM 3rd year students
    • 2.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
There is an optional pre-class tour of Bejing.

Cost information is shown in the summer budget link above. 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 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 of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details. Questions may be directed to 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Short Term 2019 02/15/2019
03/01/2019 05/12/2019 05/16/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.