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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Jinan, China; Nanjing, China; Shanghai, China; Suzhou Industrial Park, China; Wuxi, China; Xi'an, China; Yixing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, January Intersession, Spring, Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Non-UD Students: Yes
Language coursework offered: Yes Field of study: Business, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences
Program Advisor: Sean McCarthy Max credit hours: 18
Program Description:
The China Institute: Become Fluent in Tomorrow
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About the Program
Located in the ultramodern Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), the China Institute is unparalleled in providing internationally minded students with the opportunity to participate in tomorrow’s global world – today. SIP, home to one-third of all Fortune 500 companies and just 22 minutes from Shanghai by bullet train, is a place unlike any other, where ancient and modern China meet. As the world’s second largest economy, China is able to provide students with what the world will look like 30 years from now, now.UDCI 1
While building your résumé by networking with professionals from multinational and Fortune 500 companies, you will be able to experience the rich culture and history of China through various excursions and tours around the country. Whether you’re visiting the Great Wall of China or walking the tree-lined streets of Nanjing, the country’s former capital, you’ll have experiences that few people ever will.
Even though you’ll be 7,000 miles from home, the experience at the China Institute is uniquely UD. Students live together in modern apartments, with the comforts of their own bedroom and bathroom, free laundry and central heating and air-conditioning. Plus, to assist you during your time abroad, the China Institute has a dedicated Student Life professional staff member to help address any needs or concerns you may have. Our state-of-the-art learning facility is equipped with classrooms, laboratories, meeting spaces and a reading room so you can excel in your studies while enjoying the experience of a lifetime.
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Curricular Options
Students take courses offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Engineering. For up-to-date course listings, please visit
All courses are taught by University of Dayton faculty members or by qualified instructors invited from our partner institutions.
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Students must also be in good behavioral and academic standing with the University of Dayton. Students who have below a 2.50 cumulative GPA will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
Pre-Departure Orientation
The University of Dayton China Institute holds pre-departure events that fully prepare students for their education abroad experience. Once students arrive at the China Institute, they will participate in a two-day orientation so they can become familiar with the China Institute, residential facility and the surrounding area.
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Cost and Refund Policy
Students can spend a semester at the China Institute at the same cost as one on-campus semester at the University of Dayton. The semester program cost includes: tuition, airfare and program transportation, Chinese visa costs, housing, meals and associated tours and excursions. For summer programs, the program cost includes: tuition, airfare and program transportation, Chinese visa costs, housing and associated tours and excursions.

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NEW Program Feature
Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership (SAIL) Program

Starting Fall 2016, students that attend the UD China Institute during the fall semester may take advantage of a unique one-year long program that combines a fall semester abroad with an intercultural leadership program during the subsequent spring semester at UD. Once students return from China, they will have the opportunity to be located in signature housing (GLLC for Freshmen and Sophomores, Special Interest House for Juniors and Seniors) during the spring semester and undergo a leadership training program that will entail learning about the various aspects of intercultural competency, leadership development, “un-packing” your experience abroad, cross-cultural relations, career development as study abroad alumni, and more. Students that are a part of the SAIL program will have the opportunity to live together, as roommates and study abroad alumni, as part of a shared living and learning experience. In addition, SAIL participants, receive a $3,000 scholarship.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.