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Higher Education Administration Program in China

About the Program

As China’s impact on the global economy expands, so has the influence of its universities. This 15-day study-tour examines China’s higher education institutions by visiting five of its leading universities in the major cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing. By combining university information sessions and lectures on Chinese history and educational philosophy with excursions to major cultural attractions, participants will acquire knowledge and an appreciation for the historical and traditional significance of higher education in China while enriching their knowledge of the contemporary Chinese student.

Course of Study

Qualified students can earn 3 graduate credits for CEK 560 – Comparative University Systems: Higher Education in China which fulfills the elective requirement for the M.A. and Advanced Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration.

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Course Information

Location Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Nanjing, Qufu, Tai An
Language of Instruction English
Language Proficiency N/A
Program Type Group experience led by SBU faculty
Program Dates Late May - Early June 2016
Living Arrangements Hotel accommodations


GPA 2.0 GPA or higher
Other Requirements All matriculated students enrolled in the M.A. and Advance Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration who are in good academic standing. Transfer students from other graduate programs may apply for non-matriculated status.
Application Deadline March 1, 2016
Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee $60
Tuition Rate $432 per credit for NY residents; $841 per credit for non-residents
Program Fee $1,835 Program Fee: (Includes: double room, 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners, excursions, entry fees, luxury coach bus/train tickets, tour guides and gratuities.)
Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
Other Fees

Visa, Textbooks, 5 lunches on your own

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,800.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Program Highlights

  • Visit five universities, including the 3 premier institutions of Tsinghua U., Peking U. and Nanjing U.
  • Attend lectures by local professors and administrators about modern China and the administrative structures of their universities.
  • Pair with individual Chinese students for lunch at their favorite campus eatery.
  • Tour major cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou and Nanjing.
  • Visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, incl. Great Wall, Forbidden City and Confucius’s hometown.
  • Travel on China’s bullet trains.

More 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.

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Contact Information

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Dr. Frank Shih
Professor of Anthropology
Higher Education Administration
Stony Brook University
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-4310
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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