Xi'an Summer Institute

Program Overview

Expand your horizons through the four-week Kent State Xi'an Summer Institute. This program features a unique combination of KSU and host university courses, cultural immersion, and a multidisciplinary perspective that will benefit students from many majors!

  • PERSONAL GROWTH

Studying abroad is a truly transformative experience and one that equips students to become more independent, improves their leadership skills, and expands their worldview. Kent State Xi'an Summer Institute opens the door for students to experience this type of holistic personal growth.

  • EXPERIENCE CULTURAL IMMERSION

You'll spend your time living and studying in one of the most beautiful land historic cities in China. Plus, given Xi'an's central location, you can use your weekends to explore popular cities and cultural landmarks all across the province of Shaanxi. Enjoy your time partaking in the food, festivals, and fun of a diverse culture, people, and national identity.

  • BUILD YOUR GLOBAL AWARENESS

Being exposed to diverse ways of life and facing challenges of cross-cultural communication are essential to becoming a true global citizen. As a student in the Xi'an Summer Institute, you will become a member of the international community -taking classes, participating in extracurricular cultural activities, and making new friends with people from all around the world.


Program Dates

  • May 28 - June 28, 2020

Academic Overview 

Students are required to enroll in 7 credit hours. All credits are transferable to Kent State University

Choose 2 from the following 3 options:

  • Faces: Human Head Anatomy with a Forensic Art Focus - 3.0 credits - taught by KSU faculty (Dr. Linda Spurlock)
  • Cross-Cultural Studies: A China Perspective - 3.0 credits - taught by XISU faculty
  • Business Administration in China - 3.0 credits - taught by XISU faculty

All students are required to take the following class:

  • Studying Chinese Culture Through Field Trips - 1.0 credit - taught by XISU faculty (mandatory for all students)

The Campus

Situated near the center of the ancient Xi’an capital, the XISU campus features convenient access to an array of cultural venues, traditional cuisine, and modern entertainment. Local XISU faculty and staff serve as a source of constant support and cultural engagement, providing a truly immersive experience.

Accommodation

Students will reside in the Xi'an International Studies University (XISU) Hotel. The XISU hotel offers students standard, shared rooms in a quality hotel facility nearby the heart of the XISU campus.

Flight

Similar to our other Summer Institute programs, students will have the option of joining a group flight or arranging their airfare independently. For students on the group flight, participants will provide information regarding their preferred airport of departure and return, and their flight arrangements will be booked by one of Kent State University's approved travel agencies. Students electing to fly independently will receive detailed instructions close to the time of departure.

Financial Aid and Scholarship

  • Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education: Learn more here
  • For most students, it is possible to use summer federal financial aid. We recommend speaking with the OneStop Office for more information on this and other external scholarship and funding resources.

Program Fees

The cost for your participation in the Xi'an Summer institute will include the following items.

Credit hours Ohio Resident Non-Resident
7 $3,255* $5,845*

*These are Summer 2020 undergraduate non-tuition guarantee cohort rates. Please visit the Kent State Bursar's Office for the most up-to-date tuition rates and tuition rates for the tuition guarantee cohort.

Charge Cost Notes
Program Fee $1,400 Includes KSU+XISU Adm. fees, local transportation,field trips, visa fees, etc
Housing $1,440  
International Health Insurance $65  
Airfare $1,400 (estimate)  

 Estimated Totals

Credit hours Ohio Resident Non-Resident
7 $6,160* $8,750*

*Estimated Totals do not include airfare


Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time degree-seeking student
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Earned a minimum of 12.0 credit hours

Application Deadline

  • March 1, 2020

Application Process

  1. Apply through the Kent State online application system. You will login with your FlashLine credentials. 

Contact Information

Education Abroad | Office of Global Education
Email: edabroad [at] kent.edu