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Zhongnan University Scholarship Program

About the Program

Participants will receive a scholarship from and be hosted by Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL), partner university of SBU’s Confucius Institute. ZUEL is located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and one of the most ancient cities in China. Wuhan is a huge political, economic, and cultural hub – the biggest financial, industrial, and commercial centers in Central China. With its intriguing contrast of old and new, Wuhan is attractive to international visitors.

Cultural excursions include the ‘Bund’ in Shanghai, the Three Gorges, the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China.

Check out pictures from previous years on our Facebook page.


Course of Study

*6 undergraduate credits required
Participants will register for 6 total credits of Chinese language and culture offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework. Students following the Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) will fulfill Skill 3 and DEC G or DEC J.

Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill EXP+, GLO, LANG, and SBS+.


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Course Information


Wuhan, Beijing, and Xi'an in China

Language of Instruction

English, Chinese

Language Proficiency

No Language Proficiency Required

Program Type

International Summer School: Students select courses offered by the partner institution

Program Dates

May 25 to June 22, 2017

Living Arrangements

Residence hall style housing



2.0 GPA or higher

Other Requirements

Late applications considered at the program director's discretion

Application Deadline

March 1 (Deadline has been extended to April 24)

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$270 per credit for NY residents


$988 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$1,000 Program Fee: (This fee has been subsidized by Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. It includes room, 3 meals per day, group excursions, and international health insurance.)

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees


Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,800.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.

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

Student Feedback:

  • “Embrace every single moment of your experience because it will change your life in so many positive ways!”- Participant, Summer 2015

  • Try to interact with the local students as much as possible. They are really friendly and willing to show you around. - Participant, Summer 2015
  • The classes were a lot smaller and more intimate. There was more hands-on activities such as excursions to learn about Chinese medicine and acupuncture. There was a greater sense of community within the classes. And of course, the topics and viewpoints were different. -Participant, Summer 2015

More Information

Credits earned on this program do not 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.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Jeanine Guilbeault
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Peggy Christoff
Asian and Asian American Studies
Stony Brook University
1046 Humanities Building,
Stony Brook, N.Y. Stony Brook, NY 11794-5343
Tel: (631) 632-4030
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