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  • Locations: Chengdu, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer Session 1, Summer Session 2
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  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Candice Snowden Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art, Chinese Language & Literature, Economics, History, International Relations, Internship, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Options: Internship Credits, Service Learning
Key Word Search: Asian Studies, Budget Friendly, Culture Studies, Experiential Learning, Food & Beverage, Homestay, Program Scholarships Available Host Institution: Southwest Univ. for Nationalities
Language(s) of Instruction: Chinese, English Language Prerequisite: 0 College-Level Semester
Language Credits Available: 6 credits + Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Provider: USAC Program Type: US/Int'l Student Center
Summer Program Duration: 4-8 weeks In Classes With: Mostly US Students
Minimum Class Standing: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing: Apartment, Family Home Stay, Residence Hall
Program Description:
Study in Chengdu, China
  • Located at the Southwest University for Nationalities, with students representing all of China’s 55 ethnic groups
  • Learn about Tibetan and other Chinese minorities’ cultures and history in the classroom or on the optional Minority Culture Field Study (offered during summer only)
  • Visit the largest panda research base in the world, sample spicy Sichuan foods, and experience the natural beauty of the region, all while living in a friendly city known as “China’s China”       
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Quick Details
Available Terms
Two summer sessions
Fall or Spring semester  

Programs Of Study
Chinese Language, Chinese Culture, and International Relations Studies

Language of Instruction
English /Chinese
Traditional Chinese Costume
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If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please meet with an Education Abroad Peer Advisor:
Education Abroad Advising Center
70 Butterfield Terrace 
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Learning Commons 
Du Bois Library
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies 01/08/2019 05/12/2019
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies 08/18/2019 12/14/2019
Summer Session 2 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies 07/01/2019 08/04/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies 08/18/2019 05/08/2020
Summer Session 1 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies 05/24/2019 06/06/2019

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.