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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Dalian, China; Harbin, China; Shanghai, China; Xian, China
  • Program Terms: Maymester/Early Summ
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitories, Hotels, Shared - On Site
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad) Service Learning: Yes
Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate Education Abroad Programs by College: Coles College of Business
Departments: Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis, Information Systems, Interdisciplinary, Management, Marketing and Professional Sales, Psychology, School of Accountancy Payable Account Code: 8997
Program Description:
Multidisciplinary Studies in China
**The application deadline for this program has been extended and is now February 15, 2019**

**Note: For your application to be considered, students must submit the following by February 15, 2019:

- $300 Non-Refundable Deposit
- Completed Medical Clearance Form*

*See medical clearance form header below for details
- Coles College of Business Course Approval*
*Only applicable to students in Coles College or students wishing to take a business course

china - forbidden city
The primary mode of communication from the KSU Education Abroad Office and all other KSU offices pertaining to your education abroad program will be to your email account.  As a KSU student, you are required to check this regularly.

Program Description

This multidisciplinary program will offer a choice of a combination of business, psychology, and Asian studies courses. The main part of the experience will be held with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian China. Dalian, unlike most of China in summer has very pleasant weather and is a multi-ethnic port for Manchuria, as it is close to Korea, Russia, and Japan. The courses will be taught by KSU and DUFE faculty, together with joint projects and social events with DUFE students.

We will visit Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai, Harbin, and Xian. Students will have many opportunities to learn basic Mandarin, study Chinese culture, meet local Chinese students, indulge in the life of a Chinese student, as well as study for 3 to 9 course credits

Program Dates (these dates are subject to slight change)
May 22nd - June 25th, 2019

Medical Clearance Form Information
A completed medical clearance form is required by February 15, 2019 for acceptance onto this program.  In order to complete the medical clearance form please follow these steps:

1. Print and fill out the medical clearance form provided in your application or here: 
Education Abroad Medical Clearance Form Final.pdf
2. Print out the physical assessment form here: 11_China Multidisciplinary Studies_Physical Assessment.pdf
3. Print out this brochure page (or at least the part with the program description)
4. Take the medical clearance form, physical assessment, and program description to a licensed medical provider
5. Once the entire medical clearance form is filled out, please return to the Education Abroad Office via mail, fax (470-578-9171), or in-person

Pre-trip Orientations and Classes*
March 17th, 2019 - BaFa Game & Orientation
March 23rd, 2019 - Class & Pre-Departure Preparation
April 13th, 2019 - Class & Pre-Departure Preaparation
April 20th, 2019 - Class & Pre-Departure Preaparation
May 18th, 2019 - Pre-Departure Preparation

*Varies based on student's course selection


3_China Multidisciplinary Studies_Itinerary.xlsx

 **Note: Itinerary subject to change**


Multidisciplinary in China

Program Cost (subject to change)

$4,750 Cost includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, visa, health insurance, some meals, entrance fees, guides, and all program-related cultural excursions.
***Tuition is paid separately***

*** All KSU students if eligible, will receive a Global Learning Scholarship for this program.  For more information, please visit***

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total fee. Payments are broken down into two installments:
March 1st - $2,225
March 15th - $2,225
If eligible, the Global Learning Scholarship award amount will be applied to your second installment.

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website

Global Learning Scholarship
***All KSU students are eligible to apply for the KSU Global Learning Scholarship***

In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online application by the deadline
  • Summer 2019 Programs (including Maymester): January 15 - March 15  
    • Access the form between these dates here:
  • The Global Learning Scholarship may be deducted from the 2nd payment installment.
***Please see for more scholarship opportunities***



Students will stay in dorms and occasional hotel accommodations.
Safety & Security

During pre-departure preparations, students will receive information on health considerations, travel safety, money matters abroad, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural immersion and sensibility, student responsibilities and course requirements.
Dalian, Beijing, Harbin, Xian and Shanghai are modern cities with fully equipped hospitals in the case of emergencies.
The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries.
For up-to-date information on China, please visit:
The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:
Faculty advice for traveling to China:

4_China Multidisciplinary Studies_Health & Safety.pdf


Each student must take 3 credit hours with the option to take an additional 6 credit hours for a total of 9 possible credit hours.

PSYC 4490/ASIA 4490 - Chinese and Chinese American Culture & Psychology (3 credits)
Pre-requisites:  PSYC 1101 or Permission of Instructor

This course will examine Chinese people and psychology from a cultural perspective. Students will have an opportunity to integrate their observations into academic studies. They will also compare China and the US on psychological topics.

BUSA3500 / ASIA 4490 – Culture & International Business (3 credits)
This course explores the cultural challenges of doing business in another country.  It will focus on how to communicate, manage and lead individuals, conduct operations, and market products in countries with different languages, characteristics, customs, values and attitudes.  Because this course is offered as a part of a Coles College education abroad program, special emphasis will also be placed on the culture of China. Part of the course will be completed in China.

MGT4490/ASIA 4490 – Business in China (3 credits)
The class, which will be taught by local faculty, will create an understanding of the Chinese culture and economy, the present scenario and the future growth potential. It will orient the learners on key sectors and the political framework of doing business in China. We will also visit local firms in China.

PSYC 4400/ASIA 4400 - Directed Study (Pre-Req: Permission of Instructor)

Please email Katie Emslie ( AND the faculty (Ginny and Doug) if you are interested in pursuing this.

Pre-Departure Orientation Conference

KSU students participating in this education abroad program are required to participate in an online Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation.  These modules are designed to inform students about a variety of critical pre-departure concepts and other important themes, ranging from cross-cultural content to practical safety information all students should know when traveling abroad.

Application Deadline
Applications including the deposit, medical clearance form, and Coles College Course Approval form are due FEBRUARY 15, 2019.
A $300 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application.

Important notes:
  • You will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid the deposit and turned in your medical clearance form.  Failure to do so by the deadline will result in not being accepted onto the program
  • If you are an undergraduate KSU student, you must complete the Coles College of Business Study Abroad Approval Request Form before your application will be reviewed!
  • All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program.  Students with a 2.0 or higher can appeal their GPA to the Education Abroad GPA Appeal Committee: 
Faculty Contacts

Dr. Doug Moodie
Dept. Mgt and Entrepreneurship
Phone:  470-578-3333

Dr. Ginny Zhan
Dept. Psychology
Phone: 470-578-6679

Faculty Backgrounds
Dr. Douglas Moodie has a PhD in Operations Management. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Management and Entrepreneurship within the Coles College of Business. His personal travel includes visits to over 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and Southern America, and he has assisted with five EMBA study abroad programs at KSU in addition to having led three business undergraduate education abroad programs to China and Brazil. 
Dr. Ginny Zhan
was born and raised in Shanghai, speaks fluent Mandarin and taught in Dalian for 5 months in 2008. She visits China regularly to conduct research as well as visit family. Dr. Zhan has conducted several study abroad programs to Peru, China, Ireland, Spain and Italy.


**To make an appointment to speak with the Education Abroad Program Coordinator for this program, please email Katie Emslie at**



All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program

Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee (distinct from tuition) is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar. Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.

This program is currently not accepting applications.