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  • Locations: Multiple, China; Suzhou Industrial Park, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/10/2018
Rolling Admission 01/15/2019 04/29/2019
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/14/2019 06/30/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Non-UD Students: Yes
Language coursework offered: Yes Field of study: Business, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences
Program Advisor: Zoe Krzywda Max credit hours: 19
Program Description:

The China Institute: Study Beyond

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About the Program
Even though you’ll be thousands of miles away, the experience at the China Institute will make you feel at home. Students live together in modern, suite-style apartments, with the comforts of their own bedroom, private bathroom, free laundry facility on each floor, and central heating/air-conditioning. Plus, to assist you while abroad, the China Institute has a dedicated Office of Student Life to guide you along the experience. Our state-of-the-art learning facility is equipped with classrooms, laboratories, meeting spaces, a reading room, and much more so you can excel in your studies while enjoying the experience of a lifetime.

For any questions, please contact us at

Curricular Options and Upcoming Programs
Students take University of Dayton courses offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Engineering. Since the courses are UD courses, University of Dayton students will not need to transfer any credits, and for non-UD students, the credit transfer process is very easy! 

Spring 2019 semester program course listing can be viewed here: China Institute _ Spring 2019 Course Listing.pdf

For the first time, our exclusive Studies in Design and Entrepreneurship in China minor will be an option for spring semester students. This unique minor, only offered at the China Institute, will provide students with an interdisciplinary education lens to explore China from the perspectives of art, philosophy, sociology, business and design and can be completed in just four 3-credit hour courses. 

The spring 2019 semester long program at the China Institute is 14 weeks long and will run from January 15 to April 29, 2019. The program contains two six-week academic sessions and two breaks. Plus, you'll be home early for summer! 

Application priority deadline for spring 2019 semester program is Monday, October 1. Final application deadline is Wednesday, October 10. 


All courses are taught by University of Dayton faculty members or by qualified instructors invited from our partner institutions.
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Students must also be in good behavioral and academic standing with the University of Dayton. Students who have below a 2.50 cumulative GPA will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
Pre-Departure Orientation
The University of Dayton China Institute holds pre-departure events that fully prepare students for their education abroad experience. Once students arrive at the China Institute, they will participate in a two-day orientation so they can become familiar with the China Institute, residential facility and the surrounding area.

Mandatory pre-departure dates for the spring 2019 program for students on-campus at the University of Dayton are as follows:

Session 1: October 24, 2018; 8:00-9:30pm in Adele Center 106
Session 2: October 26, 2018; 3:30-5:15pm in KL 204
Session 3: November 16, 2018; 3:30-5:00pm in KL 204
Session 4 (this session is optional but strongly encouraged): November 30, 2018; 3:30-4:30pm in KU 331

Student Site

It is required all students thoroughly review the Student Site ( prior to departure. This website is comprehensive pre-departure resource to assist students and families in preparing for an education abroad experience in China. Everything from cell phones and electronics in China to safety and health to suggested packing lists, scholarship opportunities, and much more, are all explained! 



 Cost and Refund Policy

University of Dayton students can spend a semester at the China Institute at the same  cost as one on-campus semester at the University of Dayton. To view detailed cost information, please visit the Budget Sheet (Fall, Spring, Summer). 

The semester program cost includes: tuition, airfare and program transportation, Chinese visa costs, housing, meals and associated tours and excursions. For summer programs, the program cost includes all the same items as a semester program, except for meals. 

For non-UD students, your program costs may differ. Please visit your Office of Education Abroad or email us at for your program cost. 


Looking to learn more about the student experience? Ask to speak with one of our China Institute alum at