About the Program

This program is a collaborative program co-sponsored by Valdosta State University (VSU), Dalton State College (DSC), and the Asia Council of the University System of Georgia(USG). The program's main host institution is Zhengzhou University (ZZU) in Henan province of the People's Republic of China.

Earn six semester hours of credits in four weeks Choose from many courses taught by USG faculty members in English Courses offered include: biology, English, geography, history, political science and sociology. Course instructions are supplemented with field trips, excursions,, host family visits, and cultural enrichment classes.

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"This was possibly the best experience of my life. I consider myself very fortunate having spent this time in China. No journal entry or words can capture what this meant to me, nor can it capture the essence and beauty of the culture.... I miss China, the faculty, our students, our buddies. I talk about it on a daily basis and so far have kept in touch with other group members at other schools as well as some of the Chinese buddies. These memories are very dear to my heart and it is something I will treasure always. I hope to return to China again someday"
--Misty Johnson, VSU

"China seems very different to me after coming here when comparing my view of it before I left and when I was younger. But after coming here I have gained a totally new perspective on China. The biggest change to my perception was the noticeability of the size of the population in China. The 1.3 billion people in this country would allow one to believe that the streets are jam-packed with people, leaving very little personal space, but it is not like that. Hearing the different population numbers for cities like Beijing, Xi'an, and Zhengzhou, where they are all much larger than Atlanta always made me think that the overpopulation would be tangible, but all of these cities seem no different when it comes to just the amount of people you see when walking around.
--Kelly Smith, GSU

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Location:

Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou., P.R. China

Duration

May 8 - June 5, 2018
Length: 4 weeks

Curriculum:

The 2018 program offers courses in Biology, English, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology.

Qualifications:

Min. GPA: Good Standing
Min. class level: Freshman
Min. age: 18
Language requirement: No

Credit and Course Registration:

Earn 6 undergraduate or graduate semester hours. For USG participating institutions, Students register and pay their courses at their home institution. For students from a non-USG institution or a USG institution where there is no faculty participating, students will register at Dalton State as transient students and pay tuition at Dalton State.For information on transient application, please visit: Dalton State College

Instruction Form:

Lecture, independent study, directed field study, seminar
Taught in English
Participants attend classes with U.S. students

Faculty:

From institutions within the University System of Georgia

Program Cost:

$3,850. Fee includes housing, cultural events, excursions, most meals, round-trip international airfare, and ground transportation.
Does not include tuition, travel documents, or textbook costs

Accommodations:

Hotels and university guest house

Application Deadline:

February 28, 2018