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  • Locations: Suzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 05/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Communication, Engineering, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Housing Options: Apartment
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Visa Required: Yes Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12
Academic Level: Undergraduate Program Type: Partner Program, Semester Program
Program Description:

Become Fluent in Tomorrow. UCF Abroad has partnered with the University of Dayton China Institute to offer courses for all majors in the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (SEID), an ultramodern economic and technological venture between China and Singapore. SEID is located just 75 miles from Shanghai and has been called China’s ‘Silicon Valley’.
Make yourself more marketable — jet to China to study for a semester. At the University of Dayton China Institute, you'll gain an international perspective for today's job market. As you learn from UD professors, international professionals and prominent leaders in innovation, you'll advance your resume — and enrich your future career. At the China Institute, students, faculty and professionals can take courses, conduct research and immerse themselves in experiential learning opportunities. The institute is located in the ultramodern Suzhou Industrial Park, and is a five-floor, 68,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art academic facility featuring engineering and science labs, classrooms, conference spaces, meeting rooms, offices and more. The China Institute is one of 26 universities with a presence in the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District. 

Our exclusive partnerships with international universities and Fortune 500 companies means you’ll be joining the future of innovation the day you arrive. With our established relationships, you’ll have the chance to learn through firsthand experience at some of the world’s most successful companies. Enjoy seminars on Chinese culture from researchers at multinational companies. Participate in projects with professors from partner institutions. Shape your own international experience and add to your growing global perspective.
Thanks to a special partnership between The China Institute and UCF, we are able to offer an affordable package price to our students of $8,350 for the semester, which includes tuition, housing, meal plan, airfare to/from China, excursions, business site visits, on-site services and more. 
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Students live in four-bedroom, suite style apartments called Wencui Apartments.  Each student will have a private bedroom, private bathroom and enclosed patio space.  Students will share a living/dining room and a small kitchenette.  Other amenities include central heating/air conditioning, television, washing machine and dryer and 24-hour hot water service.  The student apartments are located just a short distance from the China Institute facility. Many students take this opportunity to walk in groups to campus.  We also provide a daily shuttle service for students which runs between the student apartments and the China Institute.
Student residences and the China Institute are located in safe and secure locations.  The current crime rate is less than 0.004% (based on population of 77,000 students, faculty and staff residing in the Higher Education District). Student residences are also equipped with key card entry.  Each student will also have their own individual room key and rooms come equipped with safes for valuables such as money and passports.  

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Be a UCF student
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Have at least 30+ hours left before degree completion at UCF
  • Must be in good standing with UCF (academic, conduct, and financial)


$8350 (charged to your student account)

This package price includes tuition, housing, meal plan, airfare to/from China, visa processing, excursions, business site visits, on-site orientation, UCF Global Administrative Fee, UCF Travel Accident and Sickness Policy, and more. 

Business majors contact Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs, College of Business: 
All other majors contact Oliver McSurley, Assistant Director of Study Abroad: