Why China? Traveling to China immerses students in a culture that’s thousands of years old and changing with every passing year. It is a country with a complex and ancient history, unique traditions in philosophy and the arts, and some of the world’s most inventive food. In the cities, historic neighborhoods are tucked alongside ancient monuments and busy international business districts, while the countryside offers scenery that’s been inspiring poetry for thousands of years. World Endeavors students in China study Mandarin Chinese, one of the world’s fastest-growing languages. They also study the culture of a nation that is increasingly important in international affairs, while having an experience that will forever change the way they see the world.
Live in Yantai, China Located on the Shandong peninsula of northeastern China, Yantai is a picturesque city with a strong commercial and industrial presence in China’s growing economy. For a short time in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Yantai belonged to the British, and it retains an interesting array of historic Western and Chinese architecture. All the conveniences of a modern and growing city are easy to find, but it’s also an authentic city without many of the trappings of tourism. Yantai is known as a place of rich natural beauty, with its coastal elegance, rugged mountainous landscape, and mild weather, perfect for outdoor exploration year-round. The temperate climate makes this a popular vacation destination among the Chinese, especially in the summer. And living in Yantai is a fantastic opportunity to see the rest of China, with a local airport connecting the city to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and beyond.
Academics: After the program is successfully completed, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by Yantai University, a recognized university accredited by the Shandong Department of Education. World Endeavors staff work with students and their academic advisors to ensure that students earn credit for courses taken abroad.
Students completing this program must have:
A GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Applicants must have completed secondary school, and either be currently enrolled in a university program or already hold a university degree or its equivalent
No Chinese language experience is required.
Housing and Participant Life: Students live in fully furnished double rooms in the university’s International House, close to the beach. Each room has heat and air conditioning, a private bathroom, a telephone, bookcases, wardrobes, and beds with linens provided. The dormitory has a computer room with Internet access, laundry room, kitchen and dining area, and common room available for all students. Room cleaning services are provided twice a week, and security guards are on duty during the day and night. There is also a bicycle rental service. Other housing options are also available.
Cost:See our Cost Table for program fee information
The cost for participating in this affiliate program is determined by the provider and the estimate is listed on their website. You are also required to pay a small amount of student fees to NDSU for the term in order to be registered as a full-time student (or 3-6 credits for summer), but NDSU tuition is waived for the time of your participation. You are responsible for the additional costs for the application and course fees, airfare, housing and other living expenses if they are not included in the cost by the provider.
Financial aid and scholarships can be applied toward the costs for this program. See the financial aid and scholarships page for more information. You will be required to pay the program fees due directly to the provider. Check with the provider about payment deadlines and whether you can make adjustments to your deadline based on when your financial aid will be disbursed.
Dates / Deadlines:
** This program follows a rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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