Suzhou Industrial Park is a 25-year-old city of the future set within larger Suzhou’s 2,500 years of ancient history
1/3 of the world’s Fortune 500 companies have offices in Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou Industrial Park was formed as a joint venture between Singapore and China in 1994
At the China Institute, students, faculty and professionals can take courses, conduct research and immerse themselves in experiential learning opportunities. The institute is located in the ultramodern Suzhou Industrial Park, and is a five-floor, 68,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art academic facility featuring engineering and science labs, classrooms, conference spaces, meeting rooms, offices and more. The China Institute is one of 26 universities with a presence in the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District.
The China Institute is located in the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (SEID), an ultramodern economic and technological venture between China and Singapore.
The China Institute is a five floor state-of-the-art facility featuring an Innovation Center, classrooms, American Culture Center (ACC), reading room, offices, conference spaces and research laboratories.
Located inside the University of Dayton China Institute, this center serves as means to build greater understanding among Chinese citizens about American culture, society, government, language, law and economic system. The University of Dayton is the only U.S. institution with a standalone American Culture Center, and is one of only 20 cultural centers funded by the U.S. State Department in China.
Our housing accommodations provide students and faculty with all the comforts of home, including your own apartments with gardens, commons areas, laundry facilities on every floor and a weekly cleaning service. Each student apartment features a full kitchenette and dining space, plus a private bedroom, bathroom and enclosed balcony space for each student.
A variety of food options are within walking distance of the suite-style apartments that students live in while attending the China Institute.
Students share a living/dining room and a small kitchenette.
Students live in four-bedroom, suite style apartments called Wencui Apartments. Each student has a private bedroom, private bathroom and enclosed patio space.
A frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, Yellow Mountain is a popular destination southwest of Suzhou
Shanghai is China's largest, most modern city, and the closest major city to Suzhou at only a half hour train ride
Prior to 1949, China had five time zones. Today, it only has one: Beijing time (UTC +8)
"In addition they reassured our decision in traveling abroad for this integrating experience where the international and domestic students learn a lot about each other’s lifestyle and culture, by calling us “young ambassadors” and applauding us for our efforts to become more globally interconnected."–Vidyaarthi Pugalenthi, Freshman, Marketing
"When offered the chance to climb the mountain and enter the Basilica, I signed at the first chance. I have been raised Catholic my entire life, and I have always felt an interconnectedness with God while in nature. The entire place felt peaceful, and I could almost feel the history that had happened in this place."–Rachel Craighead, Freshman, Discover Arts
Assistant Executive Director & Director of Student Programming - China InstituteEmail Dong Zhang
Executive Director of the China Institute & Director of International Initiatives - University of DaytonEmail Jia Jia Wei
Assistant to the Dean of the China Institute & IT Manager - China InstituteEmail Zhengyao Gong (George)
The people of Suzhou are traditonally part of the Wu Kingdom, whose cultural influence can still be seen today in the caligraphy, wood carvings, music and architectural style of the area
Suzhou has been a long-standing haven for scholars, artists, and skilled craftsmen
With a population of more than 10.5 million in it’s administrative area, Suzhou is nearly five times the size of Paris and has even surpassed New York City
Experience the world thirty years from now, today – jet to China for 14 weeks during the spring 2017 semester. At the 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 résumé – and enrich your future career.
The China Institute spring 2017 semester abroad program will run from January 12 – April 24, 2017. The program contains two six-week academic sessions and two mid-term breaks. Plus, you’ll be home early for summer!
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 program cost. The program cost includes tuition, airfare, Chinese visa, housing, meals, program transportation and associated tours and excursions.
UD students are eligible for a $3,000 travel abroad scholarship, which will cover the cost of your airfare, Chinese visa and tours and excursions. 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.
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.**
The China Institute is pleased to partner with the School of Business Administration to offer a two-week global learning opportunity for University of Dayton students over the Winter Break.
Students accepted into the program will enroll in an intensive business course – INB 352: “Doing Business in China and Hong Kong: Prospects and Challenges in the Middle Kingdom.” As part of the class, students will in participate in corporate site visits in each major city and participate in a case solution for a major multinational company. All majors from any academic unit, first-year to senior, across the University of Dayton are welcome and encouraged to apply.
This program will run from December 31, 2016 – January 15, 2017. During that time, students will visit Beijing, Suzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
We live and work in a world without borders. The China Institute and School of Business Administration are committed to making global experiences more accessible and affordable for all students.
The program cost includes 3 credit hours of tuition, airfare (including domestic connections), Chinese visa costs, housing, the majority of meals, program transportation and associated tours and excursions.
To apply for this program, please use the China Institute application portal and select the INB 352 Intersession program. There is no fee to apply.
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, be in good academic and behavioral standing with the University of Dayton and have an interest in studying abroad – no prior international travel experience is required.
Students do no need to have completed INB 302: “Survey of International Business” to participate.
Further information, including a video and pictures, can be found on the School of Business Administration’s website by clicking here.
Experience tomorrow, today – jet to China for 6 weeks during the first summer session. 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 résumé – and enrich your future career.
To be accepted to the program, you must complete our free online application, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and be in good behavioral and academic standing. Applicants who have less than a 2.50 cumulative GPA will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss study plans with your academic adviser before applying to the program.
The summer 2017 program will take place from May 11 – June 25, 2017 (summer session 1).
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 are providing a $3,000 travel scholarship that will be applied to the total program cost to help cover some of the cost of your education abroad experience.
Total Program Cost: $15,500
You will choose three courses (four, if also taking EGR 203L) from the 12 courses* offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Engineering.**
College of Arts and Sciences
ENG 100: Writing Seminar I (3 credits)
ENG 371: Technical Communication (3 credits)
HST 332: Modern East Asia (3 credits)
MTH 219: Differential Equations (3 credits)
SSC 200: Social Science Integrated (3 credits)
School of Business Administration±
DSC 211: Statistics for Business II (3 credits)
FIN 300/301: Introduction to Financial Management (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 Lab (1 credit)
*Courses may be subject to change.
**Students should discuss study plans with their academic adviser before applying for the program.
***FIN 300 for non-business majors only; FIN 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 AACSB accredited.
⊥ The University of Dayton School of Engineering is ABET accredited.
Our exclusive partnerships with international universities and Fortune 500 companies means you’ll be joining the future of innovation the day you arrive. With our established relationships, you’ll have the chance to learn through firsthand experience at some of the world’s most successful companies. Enjoy seminars on Chinese culture from researchers at multinational companies. Participate in projects with professors from partner institutions. Shape your own international experience and add to your growing global perspective.
The University of Dayton has established partnerships with Nanjing University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing University of The Arts, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Normal University, China Jiliang University, University of International Business and Economics, Soochow University, Shandong University, Xi’an International Studies University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Northeastern University.
From walking on the Great Wall to savoring a variety of traditional Chinese dumplings to hopping on a bullet train to Shanghai, you’ll immerse yourself in Chinese culture and society.
At the China Institute you will make friends and have experiences that you will remember for a lifetime.
Experience the colors and sounds of the Chinese culture.
At the China Institute, you’ll also embark on an unforgettable journey. You’ll make the entire country your classroom every time you step out and explore incredible cities like Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Beijing and more.
Suzhou’s China Pearl Market, located in Weitang, boasts some of China’s finest freshwater pearls, an industry dominated by both Suzhou and greater China
Kunqu Opera, which originated in the Suzhou region, is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera
The Chinese Mitten Crab is a delicacy in Suzhou, harvested by fisherman from September through October during their migration from the neighboring Yangcheng Lake to the Yangtze River Delta
The Grand Canal is the longest canal in the world, contributing to Suzhou’s reputation as the "Venice of the East", along with other scenic canals, bridges, gardens and pagodas
The China Institute is your chance to go beyond the typical study abroad to discover a transformative experience and career preparation that translates to greater future success. You’ll network, make connections, and learn from an intensive and immersive cultural experience that’s as rewarding as it is challenging. This is your opportunity to expand your global perspective while adding to your résumé.
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“We believe people working together can accomplish the extraordinary.” –Weiping Wang, Associate Provost
Are you interested in teaching, serving as a visiting scholar at one of our partner institutions or participating in a professional development opportunity at the China Institute? Our facility provides numerous opportunities for faculty from any university to expand their educational and professional horizons.
What is it like to teach at the China Institute?
The China Institute offers year-round teaching opportunities and delivers continuing education and executive training to partnering corporations in and around Suzhou Industrial Park. Additionally, we are providing research and development expertise to companies in China through sponsored research contracts and projects in the Innovation Center. If you are interested in instructing a course at the China Institute, please fill out the UD Faculty Interest Form or Non-UD Faculty Interest Form. Please note that all qualified non-University of Dayton faculty must hold an advanced degree from a Western Institution.