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


Study Abroad this Summer with the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State


Travel to Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai!

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. (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
Proposed travel dates are approximately May 14-June 15, 2014. 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 $2,950. A $450 scholarship from the Confucius Institute is available. (Please see the scholarship form.) This fee includes:
  •  Round trip airfare with group flight from Cleveland to China
  • Chinese visa and processing fees
  • Lodging and meals on the CUEB campus
  • 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’a
  • 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, 2015.
Interested students, including those from CSU and those at other universities, should come to the Confucius Institute on the CSU Campus, JH 291, or contact Elizabeth Miller ( for more information.
Students from other universities (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 (the program provider) 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.
Submission of registration form and $500 non-refundable registration fee: Friday, April 4, 2014
Payment of remaining costs ($2,450): Friday, May 9, 2014
Please feel free to contact Elizabeth Miller ( from the Confucius Institute or Julie Good from CISP with any questions.
We will let you know when we have more news on this exciting opportunity!