Confucius Institute

Study Abroad In China

Study Abroad this Summer 2015 with the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

Travel to Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai!

Application deadline extended to Friday, February 13, 2015!  See below for more information!


Study Abroad Application Form 2015 - Study Abroad Application.pdf

Study Abroas Scholarship Form 2015 - Scholarship Application.pdf

This summer, the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University invites you to join us for a one-month study abroad experience at Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) in Beijing, China.  This program offers a first-hand opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese, understand China’s growing role in the global economy, and discover the rich cultural heritage of China.

Students will take 6 credit hours of classes at CUEB, including 4 hours of Mandarin, 1 hour of culture, and 1 hour of business classes.  (Culture and business classes will be taught in English.) 

During the visit, students will live and study on the CUEB campus in Beijing.  They will have the opportunity to do some sightseeing while there, including visits to the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, and the Great Wall. The program will also include cultural, historic, and business visits to Xi’an and Shanghai. Xi’an is the capital of 12 dynasties, the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, and the home of the Terracotta Warriors. Shanghai is the financial center of China, a nexus of Chinese tradition and European style influence.

Travel Dates

Dates are anticipated to correspond with the CSU 6-week session 1, approximately May 14-June 17, 2015.  When the official dates are confirmed, they will be published on the Confucius Institute website and emailed to any students that have expressed interest.

Program Cost

The all-inclusive program fee is $7,500.  CI offers two levels of scholarship, making the final cost $2,200 or $3,900 (See the scholarship form for details). This fee covers:

  • Round trip airfare with group flight from Cleveland to China
  • Chinese visa and processing fees
  • Lodging and meals on the CUEB campus and all visiting sites
  • An international student ID card
  • Entry fees, guides, and transportation on all group sightseeing trips
  • Transportation to and hotel costs and meals in Shanghai and Xi’an

Students are responsible for any passport fees, health insurance costs, and personal souvenir or sightseeing costs outside of the program.

Program Eligibility:

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0, or a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Participants must hold a current passport with an expiration date on or after March 1, 2016.

Interested students, including those from CSU and those at other universities, should come to the Confucius Institute on the CSU Campus, RT 1214A, or contact Haigang Zhou (, 216-687-5421) for more information. 

Non-CSU students should also see their respective universities’ study abroad offices for how to apply for leave to study abroad through the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and for information on transferring CUEB credits. CUEB will provide an official transcript to every participant.  It is up to the students’ respective universities to determine if these credits will be transferable.


Program registration form (and scholarship application form) due:  Friday, February 13, 2015

Payment of $200 non-refundable registration fee due by: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Payment of $2,000 non-refundable fee for flight ticket, visa, CISP fee, international student card due by: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Payment of any remaining program fee due by: Saturday, March 21, 2015

CSU Students: To make the program deposit of $200, take the application and your payment to the Cashier’s Desk in the First Floor Atrium of the Main Classroom Building.

Non-CSU Students: Submit the program deposit to the Confucius Institute Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1214A Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214. Checks should be made payable to the CSU Foundation and CI Study Abroad should be in the memo line.


Please feel free to contact Haigang Zhou ( from the Confucius Institute or Julie Good ( from CISP with any questions.