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Study Abroad in China

Summer 2018 Dates TBA

As China’s impact on the global economy expands, so has the influence of its universities.  This 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. Language proficiency in Mandarin is not required.

Tour 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 Chinese history and the administrative structures of their universities.
  • Lunch with individual Chinese students at their favorite campus eatery.
  • Tour major cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing. 
  • Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City and other major cultural attractions of China, including six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Stay in hotel accommodations.
  • Travel on China’s bullet trains at 190 mph.

Graduate Credit

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.

Application and Additional Information

Applications will be available in late fall 2017.  


For questions about the trip or the course, contact:

Dr. Frank H. Shih
Program Director, China Study Abroad
Faculty, School of Professional Development

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