Confucius Institute

2016 Business Chinese Study Abroad Program

Business Chinese Study Abroad 2015 Group

This summer, students from colleges throughout the Cleveland area travelled to China with the Confucius Institute's Business Chinese Study Abroad Program. The students studied at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing, receiving six CSU-approved credit hours. In addition to Beijing, the group travelled to Qingdao, Xian, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong in order to observe some of the top companies in China. The students also enrolled in Chinese language classes. At the end of the program, they all took a mock Chinese Proficiency Exam and were happy to see that their language abilities had vastly improved in just those four, short weeks.

2016 Business Chinese Study Abroad Program Details:

Travel Date:

May 19 - June 25, 2016


Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Zhengzhou 


The all-inclusive program fee is $9,500. The Confucius Institute offers two levels of Study Abroad Scholarships, which can drop the final cost to $3,500 - $5,500. This fee covers:

  1. Round trip airfare with group flight between Cleveland and China.
  2. Chinese visa and processing fees.
  3. Lodging and meals on CUEB campus and all organized visits.
  4. Entry fees, guides, and transportation on all group-organized sightseeing trips.
  5. In-country transportation.


Program registration materials and $200 non-refundable registration fee due: Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Payment of $3,500/ $5,500/ $9,500 non-refundable fee for flight ticket, visa, CISP fee, due: Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Note: Registration will not be considered complete until all materials are completed and submitted. [Checks only. Payable to "Cleveland State University - Confucius Institute" Memo Line: "Applicant's Printed Full Name + CI Study Abroad"]


All the campers will visit almost 20 top companies and talk with the companies’ leaders. Students will learn how multinational companies, both from China and other counties, operate in an increasingly competitive global market. During the company visit, students will have a tour of the company, a detailed introduction on how the company developed in China, different strategies of marketing, products in different countries, and a Q&A session. 

Program Content:

  • Business visits & Business observation and 1-2 days’ intern.
  • Chinese culture courses (Calligraphy/Painting/KungFu).
  • Learn business Chinese.
  • Sightseeing in 5 famous and beautiful cities.
  • Business & Finance Course in English.

Your benefits:

  • Engaged learning with 6 Credits.
  • Make the language, culture and business trips all in one.
  • Find your business opportunity with a global vision.

Contact and Registration Information:

To Register, please fill out the online registration form at, then print and fill out the 2016 Business Study Abroad in China Application Form PDF below. Mail in the completed form, along with the required deposit and documents, to complete the registration process.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Haigang Zhou (,216-687-5421) or Ms. Yuling Xie (y.xie17@csuohio.edu216-523-7142) with any questions.


PDF icon2016 CI Scholarship (Application Form).pdf

PDF iconBusiness Study Abroad in China 2016 (application form).pdf

PDF iconBusiness Study Abroad Flier.pdf


Read more about the 2015 trip:

"Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University launches a business study tour of China" - Hanban News

"克利夫兰州立大学孔子学院打造商务特色'留学中国'项目" - 汉办新闻中心

Interested in studying abroad with the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State?

For more information, please contact Yuling Xie at or at (216) 523-7142, or fill out the contact form below. We will respond as soon as possible. 


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