Thank you for your interest in the Spring 2017 semester in China.
Spring 2017: January 9 – May 6, 2017*
*pending administrative approval
CLASSES The Spring 2017 schedule is not yet available. About 20 different FSS/HFT undergraduate courses are offered in China. All of the core courses for the hospitality management major will be offered , with the exception of the Advanced Internship & Advanced Food Production Management (FSS 4234C). There will also be a limited number of hospitality electives available. No graduate courses are scheduled.
Note: Enrollment in the cooking sections will be limited to 2 students per section. Please coordinate your enrollment for any FSS course with Dawn to confirm availability.
COST – $2,795
For your convenience, we put together a study abroad package that includes international transportation* (roundtrip airfare and airport transfers in China), double-occupancy housing, health insurance, visa processing, a guided tour in Tianjin, internet fees, and study abroad fees.
Tuition, books, food, and personal expenses are not included.
For additional information on the program, visit the Spring 2017 Information Sheet.
*The group flight is included and will allow participants to travel together to/from South Florida to Beijing on certain dates (TBD). Students needing a deviation from the group flight should plan to book their own travel (at their own expense). Students not participating in the group flight will receive a credit of $1,200 off the final payment of their study abroad package.
Chaplin School Scholarship – October 10 Deadline
The Chaplin School will award up to $5,000 in scholarships (maximum scholarship value of $500) to participants in the Spring 2017 semester. Please access the scholarship application for details. The scholarship deadline is October 10.
Financial Aid/Scholarships Opportunities
This is a FIU program and, as such, students may use their financial aid. For questions related to your eligibility for receiving financial aid and the application process to apply, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly.
There are several scholarships available for study abroad students . Please note the deadlines for each scholarship and contact the scholarship administration agency (linked) directly should you have questions.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – Deadline TBA (application available in August 2016)
***Look for Gilman Scholarship information sessions hosted by the Office of Study Abroad to learn more about the Gilman application process from previous Gilman application readers in FIU’s Office of Study Abroad.***
Fund for Education Abroad* – Spring 2017 deadline was on January 18, 2016 — The 2017-2018 application cycle (summer 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018) will open mid-November 2016.
*See the Chaplin School’s alumna, Miranda Parvis (read her bio), a Fall 2011 recipient of this scholarship in this video.
Office of Study Abroad Financial Matters Page
Optional Mandarin Classes
In addition to FIU classes offered, you may elect to take optional Mandarin classes. The optional Mandarin classes are offered at an additional expense, paid separately to TUC. Additional details will be negotiated with TUC based on the number of participants.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
September 15 – Information Session at BBC in HM 211 (HM Conference Room) at 3:30 p.m.
TBA – Information Session at MMC in TBA (Office of Study Abroad) at 10:30 a.m.
October 4 – Information Session at BBC in HM 211 (HM Conference Room) at 10 a.m.
TBA – Information Session at MMC in TBA (Office of Study Abroad) at 3:30 p.m.
October 7 – Questionnaire, Study Abroad Online Application, & 1,000 Deposit Due (Refunds will be processed, less a $100 administrative fee, for cancellations made before TBA)
October 10 – Chaplin School Scholarship Application Due
October 18-20 – Group Program & Scholarship Interviews (by appointment)
October 20 – Mandatory Meeting for all Participants to discuss Paperwork Required at 3:30 p.m. in HM 211
November 10 – Final Payment Due (Late fees will be assessed for payments made after 11/10; No Refunds after 11/10)
November 10 – Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting with Office of Study Abroad at 3:30 p.m. in HM 175
November 10- Paperwork Due to Dawn in HM 321C
January 6 – Tentative Group Flight Departure Date from South Florida to China
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. We are unable to accept cash, checks, and money orders.
Click below to read the blogs:
Fall 2016 Student Blog
TJTV Tianjin promotion video
President Rosenberg’s 2016 blog
President Rosenberg’s 2015 blog
Adventures in China Video – Fall 2014 (Mallory, Leila, & Andrea)
Carly Meets World – Fall 2014
Discovering China – by Paola in Spring 2014
President Rosenberg’s 2014 blog
Joni goes to China – Fall 2013
Krysta’s Young, Free, & Living on a Shoestring in China
(Spring 2013 was Krysta’s second semester in China. She originally participated in Fall 2011 and returned to be among the first American students to graduate in China.)
Patti’s China Experience
(Patti her study abroad experience in the Spring 2013 semester after completing the Fall 2012 — also see her Fall 2012 blog below)
President Rosenberg’s blog from his May 2013 trip
Patti’s China Experience – Fall 2012
Santi’s Travels – China Through Food – Fall 2012
President Rosenberg’s blog from his May 2012 trip
Read the Fall 2011 Study Abroad Blog