Program Highlights for Chengdu, China

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  • There and Back Again: A Dragon’s Tale

    Connor Donovan, a student from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, spent his spring semester studying abroad in Chengdu, China. Most study...

  • What’s on Your Bucket List? Round 8

    We all have a list of things we want to accomplish in our lives. For some it’s traveling, for others it’s learning to surf. There are thousands of...

  • “Dear China”

    Brent Coutler was a program advisor here in the USAC central office circa 2011. He left to pursue his career abroad returning to Chengdu, China, the...

  • What’s on Your Bucket List? Round 2

    Do you have this burning desire to see the world? Maybe you have some specific things you want to check off along the way. Our new blog series is...

  • Hug-A-Panda: Life Achievement Unlocked

    Photo: USAC student, Jacob, hanging out with a panda. What if I told you there’s a place in the world that you can actually HUG a panda bear...

  • Compassion for the Children of Leprosy Village China

    Photo credit Sometimes one thing leads to another, and you discover a renewed sense of compassion and move into action. Read on to see what a couple...

  • Wait, Can I Still Apply?

    Update: November 24, 2014: We’ve reached the point in the season when even programs that could accept late applications are now closed for...

  • Chengdu, China: Love Strikes Again!

    These newlyweds met at a school in Chengdu where they both were teaching English. Chuck–the groom–hails from UNLV and is now a USAC...

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2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (5 weeks):

Summer I & II (9 weeks): Open

Summer II (4 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

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