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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Kaifeng, China; Xi'an, China
  • Program Terms: Summer 10-Week
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 10-Week 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2019 07/19/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Academic Area: Foreign Language, Foreign Language - Chinese, Liberal Arts
Academic College: College of Liberal Arts Academic Department: Foreign Language, Liberal Arts
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Pre-requisites: Yes
Language courses available: Yes Language requirement: Yes
Language of instruction: Chinese, English Program Leader: Weidong Shi
Primary Contact: Ms. Trisha Winkle ( Housing: Hotel/Hostel
Open to non-majors: Yes Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, undergrad
Program Description:

A&M China Language and Culture

Faculty Leaders

Weidong Shi 
International Studies  

Study Abroad Advisor
Trisha Winkle 

Ss in front of Great Wall

Students Writing Caligraphy

China CLLA Tai Chi

Student Eating Hot Pot

May 13  - July 19, 2019

Beijing, Kaifeng & Xi'an, China

This 10-week summer program offers 12 credits for students to increase their Chinese language proficiency and earn credits towards their Chinese major or minor, while learning about the culture and history of China. For the first 6 weeks students will study and live at Henan University in Kaifeng. Kaifeng is a city in the centrally located Henan province, which allows for visits to several areas of the country. For the last 5 weeks of the program students will study in Xi'an International Studies University. Xi'an is the capital city of 13 imperial dynasties in Chinese history. Once known as Chang'an, it marks the Silk Road's eastern end and was a melting pot of cultures and religions. Xi'an is most famous for its Terracotta Warriors, which have become an international symbol of China's history. Studying in multiple locations will allow students to experience the diversity within China.

In addition to classroom lessons, each student will be paired with a Chinese language partner for further practice. Students will be able to improve their language through interactions with vendors at the market, ordering food in restaurants, and interacting with locals. The program will include trips to Beijing and other attractions.

All students are required to take a total of 12 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese I ( 3 cr.)
  • CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II ( 3 cr.)               
  • CHIN 301: Reading and Composition I ( 3 cr.)
  • CHIN 302: Reading and Composition II ( 3 cr.)
All students
  • CHIN 489: China Society: Culture & People I ( 3 cr.)
  • CHIN 489: China Society: Culture & People II (3 cr.)

  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • For CHIN 201/202: Have completed CHIN 102
  • For CHIN 301/302: Have completed CHIN 202
  • Faculty approval and attend all orientation sessions.
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)

  • Study in 2 unique locations in China and practice speaking with local students.
  • Visit Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and more attractions
  • Class excursions to restaurants and markets to improve speaking Chinese 

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $6,200
Lodging and Meals $1,500  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits $1373  
In-Country Transportation $520  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Lecture Fee $1,725  
Misc $182  
Faculty Expenses $500  
Estimated Additional Expensese - not included in Program Fee $7,255
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 12 hours)* $4,000  
International Airfare and visa $2,000  
Travel Documents (passport ) $155  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $1,000  
Textbooks and Supplies $100+  
Personal Spending varies  
Total Estimated Cost $13,455

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:

Program Payment
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed above is due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments:
  • $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  • $1,000 Program Deposit
  • Remaining Program Balance
Please also note that many additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here: 

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Financial Aid
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