Spend your Summer in China

May 26th - June 10th, 2018

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Application Deadline: April 15th, 2018

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. – Confucius

No other civilization can match China’s breadth of history, culture, and overall global influence. For thousands of years, China’s education system has been the envy of the world. Even today, China continues to consistently score at the top of world rankings in education. In this rare opportunity to meet directly with education students and local teachers, you will get a chance to learn about Chinese education practice from the inside. You will spend time in classrooms and meet your colleagues in education. Ask questions, share, and discuss education with the educators and students from this global powerhouse of education.

This two-week study abroad trip will take you to visit three cities in China: Beijing, Xian, and Chongqing. You will visit Chinese schools, meet local teachers and education students, and learn about Chinese culture and education. In addition to schools, you will also explore the cultural touchstones of this country, gaining a deeper appreciation of the historical, philosophical and political context of historical and modern day China. Plus, you will visit the Great Wall of China in Beijing, see the Terracotta warriors in Xian, and so much more!

3 Credit Hours (Undergraduate)
4 Credit Hours (Graduate)

Program Cost

Total Program Cost: $3,000
*subject to adjustment based on currency fluctuations and flight price changes.

Includes: Airfare, Accommodations, Ground transportation, Tourist activities, Most meals 

If accepted, deposit schedule is as follows:

• $500 due by April 15th, 2018
• Remaining balance due by April 30th, 2018

Program Details

Itinerary TBA*

This program is associated with a full-credit, 8-week online course. There will be four weeks of class prior to the trip, and two weeks post-trip. Please be aware of this when committing to the program and realize that there will be various readings and assignments due throughout the course, as well as a final project at the end.

Scholarship Information

The College of Education will provide qualified students with a $500 scholarship for studying abroad. Please plan to budget an additional $200-$500 for: Some meals, thank-you gifts for your home stay family and teachers, tourist activities, souvenirs, other incidentals, International student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

Financial Aid

Because this program is sponsored by the University of Illinois, financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to your program will depend on your financial aid package. Because there are many variables that determine your financial aid package, it is best that you consult with a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package. 

Upon admission to a program, you will be provided with a financial aid budget form to submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

*If you are a non-Illinois student, please contact the Illinois Program Coordinator or the Office of International Programs for assistance in applying for financial aid through your own institution.

Questions? Contact Wei Liu.