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Higher Education Administration in China

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    China’s culture is known for its deep respect for teaching and learning.  This ancient tradition endures in modern China through its colleges and universities as well as its overseas students who have made a significant impact on American campuses and the global economy.  The 22-day study tour explores these themes by visiting universities in the major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Xi'an, studying Chinese history and philosophy and touring key cultural sites.  A major component of the course will be a funded teaching assistantship in a Chinese university and interactions with local students.  This unique experience offers participants the opportunity to acquire an appreciation for the historical and traditional significance of higher education in China while enriching the understanding of the contemporary Chinese student.  

    *Language proficiency in Mandarin is  not required.

    Location Shanghai, China
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 14 to August 4, 2018

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    All students will enroll in  HEA 560 Comparative University Systems: Higher Education in China. Satisfactory completion of the course grants three credits towards the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration.


    • All matriculated students enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program who are in good academic standing. 
    • Transfer students from other graduate programs may apply for non-matriculated status.
    • Mandarin proficiency is not required.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Hotel accommodations and international student housing 

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

    Program Highlights

    • Visit five universities, including the 3 premier institutions of Tsinghua U., Peking U. and Nanjing U.
    • Serve as teaching assistants and receive the $700 China Teaching Fellowship.
    • Meet with individual Chinese undergraduates and high school students.
    • Tour major cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, and Xi'an.
    • Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terra-cotta Warriors Museum, and other major cultural attractions of China, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    • Stay in hotel accommodations and international student housing.
    • Travel on China’s bullet trains at 190 mph.

  • Requirements


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    All matriculated students enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program who are in good academic standing.

    Transfer students from other graduate programs may apply for non-matriculated status.

    Application Deadline January 15
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate

    $453 per credit for NY residents

    $925 per credit for NY non-residents

    Program Fee

    $2,140*:   Program fee will include: double room, meals (20 breakfasts, 15 lunches, and 16 dinners), excursions, entry fees, luxury coach bus/train tickets, ground travel, tour guides, international health insurance coverage and gratuities.

    All students admitted to the program will also receive the $700 China Teaching Fellowship. Funds will be deducted from the program fee. Additional Application required. 

    Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees Estimated at $300-$575 for Passport (if applicable), Visa (if applicable)
    Travel Costs Estimated Airfare: $1,800.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point
  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    Pascale Jones
    International Programs Coordinator
    International Academic Programs
    Stony Brook University
    E1340 Melville Library
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
    Tel: (631) 632-7030
    Fax: (631) 632-1396
    Dr. Frank H. Shih
    Program Director, China Study Abroad
    Faculty, School of Professional Development
    Stony Brook University
    N 201 Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
    Stony Brook, NY 11794
    Tel: (631) 632-9484
    Fax: (631) 632-1396
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