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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
0-First Year and Above
Minimum GPA:
Language Prerequisite:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Course Prerequisite(s):
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory
Internship Option:
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:
Disciplines of Classes Available:
Asian Studies, Chinese, Communications, Environmental Studies, International Studies, International Studies: Asia, Marketing, Political Science
Program Capacity:
Program Advisor/Manager:
Rhonda Waller
ELR Unit: 1 unit
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingEligibilityApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links


About the Program

ChinaGreen is a three-credit, four-week long environmental studies travel course that involves introductory lectures and field research in Beijing, a 3-day trip to Shanghai, and almost two weeks of travel throughout China. (including: Taiyuan,  the Loess Plateau, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, and Dongting Lake) Students will acquire an understanding of how sustainable systems work
and how the structure and function of these systems are altered by human activities.


Course offered in 2017:

ENVS 281C - Environmental Sustainability & Science in China

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA. 

  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

  • View the course listing for this summer program.

  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).

General Program Dates

Late May to late June


Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the Summer Budget Sheet.

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Please click here for Loyola University of Chicago scholarship opportunities

GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (study abroad or Study USA) program.  The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application.  Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification. 

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

Students can apply for summer financial aid through Elon University in person in the Office of Financial Planning in the spring semester.  Summer financial aid applications are due May 1.  

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your global engagement program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Double occupancy housing.

Additional Eligibility Notes

No prior Chinese language experience is required; however, students are highly encouraged to take at least one language class prior to their program in China.


Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by The Beijing Center.


A successful summer abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for semester and summer programs.

Additional Information and Links

Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! 

Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni.  Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement.  They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Chinese Embassy in D.C.

U.S. Embassy in Beijing



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/16/2017
Rolling Admission 05/24/2017 06/23/2017
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Open Period: Oct. 11 to 11:59 p.m., Nov. 17. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by Dec. 6.

Rolling Period: Dec. 6 to 11:59 p.m., Feb. 16. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Please view the Summer Deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.