Program Summary & Location
The University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire has partnered with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to offer students the opportunity to study Chinese language and culture in Chengdu, China. The program is located at Southwest University for Nationalities, the oldest campus in the heart of Chengdu. The campus has over 20,000 students from all 55 ethnic
groups in China. Campus is surrounded by small restaurants that cater to the Sichuan and Tibetan flavors. On campus students have access to the library, campus post-office, academic buildings and many athletic complexes to practice ping-pong, basketball, etc. with their Chinese friends.
Chengdu is located in the Sichuan Province of China and is also known as, “the city of heaven.” It is a city where the past meets present and is the fastest developing city in China. The people are friendly and it is a great place to live. Many people who travel to Chengdu never want to leave. Chengdu is famous for its spicy food and tea culture. The Sichuan Valley is also home to some of the most dramatic scenery in China and the panda.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - China: Chengdu (USAC)
for those interested in going for just session I or both session I & II, this program's start dates will be during finals week of spring semester (just session II participants will not be affected). Due to this, you may need to rearrange some spring finals once you know your spring courses. There is no guarantee that your faculty will allow this. If you have questions at this time, please contact your Study Abroad Coordinator, Jenna (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Otherwise, Jenna will be in touch should you be accepted to the program.
USAC provides an onsite resident director and staff to assist all students in the transition to studying in China. To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button:
Support - China: Chengdu (USAC)
While on this program, students will have some field trips built into the program cost and some optional field trips/study tours for a very affordable rate. To see what field trips/study tours
might be offered, visit USAC's site
Housing & Meals
Students have the option to live in either residence halls or apartments. Most students opt to live in the residence halls as they are more affordable and are located amongst other international students. The residence halls feature single rooms with a private bathroom, air conditioner and TV. Each floor has a shared kitchen, refrigerator and washing machine.
Students who live in an apartment end up living off campus in a Chinese neighborhood. The USAC Resident Director arranges the apartments, but students are responsible for paying all fees. The furnished apartments vary in size, but all are shared with other USAC participants. In each apartment, students will have a private bedroom but share the kitchen, bathroom and living area with their roommates.
In the summer, housing rent (for a shared room) is included in the program fees.
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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