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.
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