Make the World Your Classroom

Make yourself more marketable — jet to China to study for 14 weeks during the spring 2016 semester. At the University of Dayton China Institute, you'll gain an international perspective for today's job market. As you learn from UD professors, international professionals and prominent leaders in innovation, you'll advance your resume — and enrich your future career.

Program Dates

The China Institute Spring 2016 Semester Abroad Program will run from January 14 to April 25, 2016. This timeline contains two six-week academic sessions and two mid-term breaks.

  • Thursday, January 14 - Depart Dayton for Shanghai
  • Friday, January 15 - Arrive in Shanghai
  • Monday, January 18 - Academic Session 1 Begins
  • Saturday-Sunday, February 6-14 - Chinese New Year Break
  • Friday, March 4 - Academic Session 1 Ends
  • Monday, March 7 - Academic Session 2 Begins
  • Thursday-Monday, March 24-28 - Easter Break
  • Wednesday, April 20 - Academic Session 2 Ends (after last class)

The spring program will end with a Beijing tour. Students will depart from Beijing on Monday, April 25 and arrive in the United States on the same day (due to the time change) — you’ll be back early for summer!

Program Cost

We live and work in a world without borders, and employers are looking for global leaders. We want to help you gain a global experience — and an edge in the workplace. That’s why we consider all students not currently registered at the University of Dayton for up to $15,000 in scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition, your international airfare and visa, prearranged housing, meals and tours of a few of China’s most spectacular cities.

  • Tuition—$19,545
  • Housing, meals, international airfare, visa costs, excursions and tours—$9,095
  • Total program costs—$28,640

UD students are eligible for a $3,000 travel abroad scholarship, which will help cover the cost of your international airfare, visa costs, and excursions/tours. If you are a current UD student, you can study for a semester at the China Institute at the same cost as one on-campus semester at UD.

Course Listing

You may choose to take up to 18 credit hours from the 19 courses* offered across the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Engineering.**

College of Arts and Sciences

  • ASI 341: Special Topics in Arts Study: Chinese Language and Culture (3 credits)***
  • HST 103: The West and the World (3 credits)
  • HST 252: American History Since 1865 (3 credits)
  • HST 376: Social and Cultural History of the United States (3 credits)
  • PHL 103: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
  • PHL 312/313: Ethics/Business Ethics (3 credits)
  • SOC 101: Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOC 435: Globalization (3 credits)
  • SSC 200: Social Science Integrated (3 credits)

School of Business Administration#

  • ECO 203: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 460: Economic Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • MGT 300/301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)****
  • INB 302: The Real-World Classroom: Introduction to International Business (3 credits)
  • MKT 300/301: Survey/Principles of Marketing (3 credits)*****

School of Engineering±

  • EGR 201: Engineering Mechanics (3 credits)
  • EGR 202: Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • EGR 203: Electrical and Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
  • EGR 203L: Electrical and Electronic Circuits Laboratory (1 credit)
  • EGR/IET 323: Project Management (3 credits)

*Courses may be subject to change.

**Students should discuss study plans with their adviser before applying for the program.

***This course is mandatory for all student requiring a visa to study in China.

****MGT 300 for non-business majors only; MGT 301 for business majors only.

*****MKT 300 for non-business majors only; MKT 301 for business majors only. 

#The University of Dayton School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB - The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

±The University of Dayton School of Engineering is ABET accredited.

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University of Dayton China Institute

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1323