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Contemporary Challenges Credits
Language Immersion

Jilin University (China)

Changchun, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Chinese
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
2.5
Restrictions

Must have completed Chinese 201 prior to departure

Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

A hub for transportation, communication, and engineering, the bustling city of Changchun is home to Jilin University - an excellent place to improve your Mandarin fluency

Jilin University was founded in 1946 and merged at the beginning of the 21st century with five other universities.  Today, the university is one of the largest in China. The university is well equipped for the study of Mandarin with several dozen audiovisual language classrooms. A standard form of language is spoken in Changchun, so it’s easy to practice your skills outside the classroom. Concentrate on building your language skills by taking classes focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening

A view of Jilin campus from on a hill

Program Locations

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The Jilin campus pictured on a sunny day with red flowers in the foreground

China

Changchun

Changchun is the capital city of Jilin province and lies to the north-east of Beijing. It has a population of some 7.5 million. The city is an important transport and communications hub for north east China. Its principal industries are foodstuffs, photo-electronic information, biosciences, and car-making—Changchun is home to China’s largest automobile research and development center.  The city is compact, with broad avenues, public squares, and China’s first light rail system. Culturally, Changchun is one of the main producers of Chinese movies, and hosts an annual film festival. The city has a humid, continental climate with long, cold, dry winters and humid summers. If you’re into winter sports, Changchun is a great place for skiing and snowboarding. It’s also well-connected by road, rail, and air to Harbin, Dalian, Beijing, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

Academics

 

Students who are not fluent in Chinese will be enrolled in the intensive Mandarin program at Jilin.  During the semester you will take classes in Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. Students usually return with 12-16 credits in Mandarin language studies. For students who are fluent in Mandarin, you will be able to enroll in regular University classes.  Course information for regular university courses can be found on the Jilin University website.

You will not officially register for your courses until you arrive at Jilin, so please plan to be flexible about course cancellations, changes, or time conflicts. You will be able to contact your academic advisors at your home university when you arrive in China, so you can ask questions and receive advising about courses at that point as well.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Jilin University and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take the equivalent of at least 12 Rutgers credits each semester.  The credit translation system between Jilin and Rutgers University is 1:1 except for the 2 credit offerings at Jilin, which will come back as 1.5 RU credits. Most students take a 6 credit reading course, a 3 credit reading course, a 3 credit oral chinese course, and a 1.5 credit writing course.  Some students take one or two additional Chinese language elective courses while at Jilin. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Late August

Mid January

Spring Semester

Late February

Mid July

Housing and Meals

 

Jilin University provides on-campus housing for exchange students. There are two dormitory buildings for international students. All rooms are double occupancy, with shared bathrooms, and do not include air conditioning. Students will have access to shared kitchen facilities and the dormitory does have internet access.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $5,320 $8,520
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Housing $1,000
Meals $1,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $220
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $5,170.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per semester $4,335 $7,535
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Housing $2,000
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $220
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $8,620.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $5,320 $8,520
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Housing $1,000
Meals $1,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $220
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $5,170.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

 Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. More information can be found on the Rutgers China Office website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website