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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

Program Features:

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

Student Testimony

"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

Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou., P.R. China 

Begins - Ends:
May 8 - June 5, 2018 
Duration:  4 weeks.

The 2018 program offers courses in biology, English, Geography, History, political science and sociology.

Min. GPA: good standing
Min. class level: freshman  Min. age: 18
Language requirement: no. 

6 undergraduate or graduate semester hours. 

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

From  institutions within the University System of Georgia. 

Program Cost: 
$3,850. Includes housing, cultural events, excursions, most meals, round-trip international airfare, and ground transportation.
Does not include tuition, passport, visa, and book cost. 

Hotels and international student dormitories.

Application Deadline:
March 2, 2018. 



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