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China Study Abroad

A Semester-Long Academic Program in Multiple Destinations
Full-Semester Credit • Cross-Cultural Experience • Incredible Site Visits
Chinese Language Experience Not Required

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  • Asbury University students exploring ChinaSeven weeks in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, immersed in language and culture study
  • One week in Qinghai, NW China, service learning, and visiting orphanages and minority groups
  • One week in Thailand for a brief excursion to explore Southeast Asia
  • Four weeks in Beijing, Capital of China for a continued language, culture and historical study of China
  • One week in Southern China & Hong Kong exploring southern provinces before departing for the US 

students walking down a crowded street in ChinaProvided at the same tuition, room and board rate as a typical semester on Asbury’s campus.

Additional costs paid by the student include: travel expenses to and from China, personal expenditures, some meals, passport/visa fees, etc.

Key Dates

  • February 23, 2018 – Applications Due
  • March 12, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance
  • March 26, 2018 – Housing Deposit Due
  • August 20, 2018 – First Day of Classes in China*
  • November 13, 2018 – Last Day of Classes in China*

*Subject to change

Program Details — Earn up to 16 hours of credit

You don’t have to be a student at Asbury to participate. Typical credit-transfer rules apply.

students standing in front of a pagoda

Core Courses (3 credits each)

  • CSA 301 Christianity and Chinese Culture
  • CSA 302 Area Study: China
  • CSA 304 Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Ministry*

*For AU students, this can be used to substitute for your CCE 073 assignment requirements.

view of skyscrapers in Hong KongLanguage Study Courses (3 credits each)

  • CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II
  • CHN 201 Intermediate Chinese

Advance level courses upon request.

Additional Course Options:

  • PE 122 Fitness Walking (1 credit hr)
  • Directed/Independent Study (departmental approval only)