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* Confucius Institute Cultural Summer Program with Hunan University - China (non-credit)
Changsha, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Priority Deadline: December 1 - Final Deadline: February 15 (pending spots available)

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Chinese, English
Program Coordinator:
Emily Garner Program Type: CSU Short Term Program
Areas of Study:
Liberal Arts
Program Description:

Confucius Institute Cultural Summer Program

with Hunan University in Changsha, China

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Program At-a-Glance

WHEN:  May 17 (depart on May 16) - June 3, 2018*

CREDITS:  Non-credit. Students will take the internationally recognized HSK Chinese language exam appropriate for their language level (1-6) and receive Chinese Language Certificate. 

COST:  See Budget Sheet for details.  The program fee includes round-trip international airfare, cultural excursions in Zhangjiajie, international health and evacuation insurance, and the CSU Education Abroad Fee.  All other costs, including accommodation, ground transportation, local excursions, language training, and many meals are being covered in partnership with the Confucius Institute at CSU and Hunan University.  Students are responsible for additional expenses including passport and visa fees, some meals, and personal spending money.

PROGRAM LEADER:  Xuemei (Shelley) Luo, Chinese Director, Confucius Institute at Colorado State University (  

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.8 GPA. Good disciplinary standing. 
Must be a U.S. citizen (with a U.S. passport), age 18-30. Chinese Minor OR interest in Chinese language and able to take Confucius Institute language course during Spring 2018 semester.

Program Overview

This CSU staff-led non-credit summer program takes participants to Changsha, China.   The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University is offering this China summer cultural tour to provide Chinese cultural and educational exchange experiences for American students. This tour is hosted by its China partner school, Hunan University.   Students will participate in Chinese language courses as well as cultural lectures, performances, and workshops.   

2018 Itinerary coming soon!

Summer 2017 Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in China
Day 2: Welcome ceremony, HSK placement test, welcome lunch, orientation program of Hunan University campus, Yuelu Academy tour, etc.
Day 3-5: morning Chinese language and culture courses; practice with HNU student (language partner) and cultural activities (tea ceremonies, traditional painting, martial arts)
Day 6-8: Excursion to  Zhangjiajie (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Day 9: Dragon Boat Festival
Day 10: Changhsa City Tour (city museums, the famous Taiping Street, and more)
Day 11-13: morning Chinese language and culture courses; practice with HNU student (language partner) and cultural activities (tea ceremonies, traditional painting, martial arts)
Day 14: Farewell dinner and ceremony
Day 15: Depart


Changsha, the capital city of the Hunan Province and known for its spicy food, is located in the south-central part of China and has a population of about 7 million.  Hunan University is located in the heart of the city along the Xiangjiang River and is one of the oldest universities in China. Participants will also travel to Zhangjiajie, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and inspiration for Pandora in the move Avatar. Changsha is a safe, fun, and welcoming city! 

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation will include hotels (double occupancy) with breakfast provided everyday. Many meals are included, but expect to purchase some lunches and dinners on your own during the week. All meals are included during excursions and tours. Estimated costs for meals can be found on the budget sheet.