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**Coming Summer of 2016**

Study Abroad • Summer • Four Weeks 

Program Overview:

APSU in China is a four-week program that will take place in the historic city of Nanjing, which today is the capital of Jiangsu Province in eastern China.  Students will attend lectures, go on 2-3 excursions per week, and complete a service-learning project while in Nanjing.  This cost covers housing, meals, round-trip airfare from Nashville, excursions and field trips, and ground transportation in China.

Lodging and Meals:

Austin Peay students and the two lead faculty members, Drs. Ying Ma and Matthew Kenney, will stay at Nanshan Hotel, located on the campus of Nanjing Normal University.  Most of the meals will be had at the hotel, but you will also eat at different restaurants in town, especially on those occasions when on program-related field trips.

Tourist Visa Fees:

Program countries requiring a tourist visa prior to travel for US citizens include China, Brazil, and India. Students participating in these programs should plan to pay all costs and fees associated with applying for the visa. You must be especially vigilant in keeping up with deadlines in order to have your visa in time for travel. You should plan to have a passport no later than early March. Please be aware that it is necessary to have a passport in hand in order to apply for a visa. You may have complications or incur additional costs if you apply incorrectly. If you do not have your passport and visa before the departure date, you will not be able to board the flight and may have to forfeit participation in the trip with no refund of fees. Non-US citizens may require a visa for any APSU study abroad program and must be aware of their individual travel documents needs.


6 credit hours


APSU students in China are required to take the following two courses: POLS 3200 - Politics and Government in China (3 credit hours) and SOC 3810 - Globalization and Social Movements (3 credit hours). 

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

A non-refundable deposit is due when completing the online appliacation that is due by February 15. The travel grant application is due by March 1.  

Financial Aid:

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. After you have completed your mandatory advising appointment with the Office of International Education, feel free to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis.  Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education.  View more information on financial aid.


Dr. Matthew Kenney (Political Science) at (931) 221-6398 or
Dr. Ying Ma (Sociology) at (931) 221-7722 or

Please see the U.S. State Department travel site for an up-to-date and extensive list of travel advisories.

Please review the Student Code of Conduct that applies to all students participating in APSU study-abroad and exchange programs.

Austin Peay State University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments, and any other changes that may be required.