Contemporary Challenges Credits

Study in Chengdu, China (USAC)

Chengdu, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2021
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2021
Language(s) of Instruction
Chinese
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Restrictions

This program is NOT accepting applications for Spring 2021.

Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Located on the oldest campus of Southwest Minzu University in the heart of Chengdu, students will experience Chinese culture, social life, and the great diversity of the region.

The Chengdu program is ideal for students who are interested in experiencing life in one of the most ancient, culturally fascinating, and authentic places in all of China. Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers and transportation and communication hubs in the country. The program offers the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese, a language which is becoming increasingly popular in the global marketplace. Mandarin is the official/standard dialect used in China, and Chengdu is a great place to practice it outside of class. Studying in China offers you a unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most ancient civilizations while living in the one of the world’s fastest growing major economies.

USAC students enjoying traditional food in Chengdu

Program Location

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Students in Chengdu, China

China

Chengdu

An ancient capital, Chengdu has grown into the modern economic, transportation, and cultural hub of Southwest China. It is known for its ethnically diverse culture, incredible cuisine, and relaxing lifestyle. This modern city is rapidly growing while maintaining a wonderful balance of history and modernity. With new subway lines expanding every day, as well as an extensive urban and regional transportation network, you can easily explore surrounding areas. Sichuan's culture is diverse and inclusive with festivals from all ethnic groups in China as well as many heritage sites, such as Buddhist and Daoist mountains, wonderful museums, and beautiful temples.

Academics

Academically, this program offers a high quality educational experience with a focus on either Chinese Language or Chinese Studies. If you choose to focus on intensive language study, you may also take one or two elective courses such as Tai Chi, Chinese culture, history, or Chinese cuisine. The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to one and a half years of Chinese language coursework in only one semester. Students who would rather focus on Chinese Studies may select from several courses taught in English. You can find more information on the offered courses here.

Academic Calendar

To find out more about the academic calendar for this program, visit the USAC Program Page

Fall Semester

Mid August

Mid December

Spring Semester

Early January

Early May

Summer I

Late May

Early July

Summer II

Late June

Early August

Housing and Meals

Housing options include residence halls or apartment accommodations. There are three student cafeterias on campus and students often eat at nearby restaurants. Chengdu is famous for its food, with many affordable choices near campus.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $8,540
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room apartment housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

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 $1,800
Meals $1,200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $140
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Personal Expenses $1,500
Utilities $255
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,145.00
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, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, 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.
All Students
Program cost per Semester (Apartment) $7,685
Program cost per Semester (Residence Hall) $7,650
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room apartment housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

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 $1,800
Meals $2,400
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $140
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Utilities $510
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $8,250.00
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, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, 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.
All Students
ATW Program cost $8,540
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room apartment housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

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 $1,800
Meals $1,200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $140
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Personal Expenses $1,500
Utilities $255
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,145.00
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.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

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.

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.