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  • Locations: Multiple, China
  • Program Terms: January Intersession
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): January Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Intersession 2019 10/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/01/2019 01/11/2019
NOTE: Priority Deadline is October 1. Applications will only be reviewed on a space available basis after October 1.

** Indicates 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Hotel, Off-campus housing
Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Non-UD Students: No
Language coursework offered: No Field of study: Business, Humanities
Program Advisor: Zoe Krzywda Academic Level: Undergraduate
Max credit hours: 3 CAP-Approved Courses: No
Program Description:

About the Program

The January 2019 intersession program offers UD students an exclusive opportunity to take one, 3-credit hour, specialized, upper-level course at the China Institute during 2-weeks of winter break. This is an incredible opportunity for students to try a short-term education abroad program or for upperclassmen to participate in an experience before they graduate.
During the experience, students will participate in corporate site visits, historical and cultural tours, and much more to refine their understanding of China's society, culture, and business environment. Students will learn how the information development teams (technical writing departments) of U.S. companies operate in the Chinese environment, meet with technical communicators from all over the world, and talk with technical writers in China to understand how they became a technical writer.

Students will participate in several mandatory pre-departure sessions prior to the end of fall semester to maximize their experience in China. 

For any questions, please contact us at

About the Class
Taught by University of Dayton professor, Dr. Xiaoli Li, ENG 378 Professional and Technical Writing in Global Contexts offers English majors, minors, and students from other majors an opportunity to understand the process of planning, creating, revising, producing, and delivering professional and technical writing documents used and to be used in the global contexts. Offering this course in China gives students a unique opportunity to see professional and technical writing as well as localization in action in a given global context.

During the two weeks in China, students will go on corporate site visits to organizations such as Microsoft, Lenovo, Alibaba (China's Amazon), Huawei, and more, and excursions in Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing. 

Students must have completed either ENG 198: Honors Writing Seminar or ENG 200: Writing Seminar II prior to the program's start date. ENG 198 or ENG 200 are the program's course pre-requisites.

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
Mandatory pre-departure sessions, including coursework, will be completed during the fall 2018 semester following the application deadline (final schedule to be announced). 

Student Site

It is required all students thoroughly review the Student Site ( prior to departure. This website is comprehensive pre-departure resource to assist students and families in preparing for an education abroad experience in China. Everything from cell phones and electronics in China to safety and health to suggested packing lists, scholarship opportunities, and much more, are all explained! 

Cost and Refund Policy

Students should review the intersession budget sheet for detailed costs.

The program cost includes: 3 credits of tuition, airfare and program transportation, Chinese visa costs, housing, meals (a handful of meals are out-of-pocket) and associated tours and excursions.

Looking to learn more about the student experience? Ask to speak with one of our China Institute alum at