China—Summer I 2019

Experience five cities in three weeks! Brooklyn College in China combines course work in speech, history, business, and/or Chinese language with an extensive cultural and historical exploration of China, allowing students an opportunity to experience this unique country and culture through observation and interaction with local people and places. Participants will travel to five of the most famous and beautiful Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an. Side trips include exploring the Forbidden City, climbing the Great Wall, and visiting Tiananmen Square, the Terracotta Warriors, various Buddhist temples, Islamic mosques, and other historical and cultural sites of interest. Course selection is from among Chinese culture, history, language, and intercultural perspectives (please refer to the program website for details).

All courses will be taught by Brooklyn College faculty, under the direction of Professor Shuming Lu of the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

Program Dates

May 27–June 20, 2019

Program Fee

$3,425 (includes international round-trip airfare to China, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in China, excursions, housing, trip gratuity, and some meals)

Program Fee Payment Schedule:

  • Nonrefundable Deposit Due: With Application—$450
  • Second Payment Due: Tuesday, April 2, 2019—$1,450
  • Final Payment Due: Friday, April 19, 2019—$1,525

Additional Costs

  • Brooklyn College tuition for three or six credits.
  • Out-of-pocket costs ($371 estimated minimum) for personal expenses, visa, laundry, and out-of-pocket meals.

Estimated Totalled Basic Program Cost*: $3,796, plus Brooklyn College tuition for three or six credits.

  • *Selected optional side trips to local tourist attractions (e.g., Hong Kong, Yangzhou, Yellow Mountain) incur additional costs.

Courses and Credits

Participants are registered for courses by IPSA. Three or six credits may be taken in the areas of Asian business, chemistry, Chinese language, intercultural communication, history, television/radio, and more. Final course offerings depend on enrollment. For a complete list, see the program website. Commonly offered courses are:

  • ARTD 1035: Development of the Silk Road
  • ARTD 3108: Art of Ancient China
  • BUSN 3175: Asian Business
  • CASD 1619: Intercultural Communication: Speech Community
  • CASD 7296X: Special Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (graduate students only)
  • CHIN 1010: Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN 1020: Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN 2024: Advanced Chinese Language Skills
  • CHIN 2110: Classical Cultures of China
  • HIST 3005: The Shaping of the Modern World
  • HIST 3534: Revolutionary China
  • PHIL 3722: Asian Philosophy

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial aid may apply, and alternative loans are available. Scholarships that apply to this program are: Furman, Gould, and SASA, among others (see Scholarship Opportunities).

How to Apply

  • Fully complete and submit the China program application, and contact the program director to express your interest in joining the program.
  • A $450 nonrefundable deposit is due with your application. Applications will not be accepted or considered complete without your deposit and students should consult the information on the Cost & Payment section of the China program website. This deposit of $450 will only be returned if you are not accepted to the program.

Application Deadline

Thursday, March 28, 2019

More Information

Professor Shuming Lu (Program Director)
Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders
P: 718.951.5225 (ask for Sonia Garrick)
Program website
Study Abroad in China Facebook Page

International Programs & Study Abroad
1212 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Read and understand the IPSA Cancellation and Refund Policies Information and note that a participant wishing to cancel their program participation must send written notification to IPSA to officially withdraw. Program withdrawal will be official from the time and date that the written communication was received by IPSA.

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