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China Study Abroad Program Fall 2015

December 15, 2014

With the Fall Semester behind you, I wish you happy holidays  I want to bring your attention to a new overseas’ program in China that I helped to develop and will lead in Fall 2015. There had been some confusion about the language requirement (initially one-year of Chinese, now NO language requirement). With a deadline for application of Feb. 19, 2015, the winter break is a good time to think and plan for this exciting and fun program.  

If you are considering study abroad Fall, 2015 or Spring 2016, I encourage you to come with me to China for an unforgettable semester of learning, exploring and cultural immersion. If you have any questions or like more information about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact me during the break or at the beginning of the next semester.

With warm holiday wishes,

Yueping Zhang (

Associate Professor of Psychology


China Study Aboard Program, Fall, 2015

Four courses: 1. Contemporary China; 2. Area Studies: Confucianism, Taoism and Chinese Society; 3. Cultural Psychology; and 4. Chinese Language. All courses except the Language course are conducted in English.  I will teach Cultural Psychology.

The program is based in Jinan, Shandong Province (where I studied and taught for 10 years before came to the U.S.) with fair amount of traveling within Shandong and Beijing, and other parts of China a full week of Independent Study (IS).   Room, board and travel expenses are included. 

Note 1: In addition to fulfill the GE requirements for IS, this program counts towards East Asian Studies major; Cultural Psychology is a Psychology Elective; and the Chinese Language may help fulfill your GE language requirement. 

Note 2: An important component of this program is a self-designed independent research project. I want to emphasize that this is a great opportunity for students who are interested in doing research related to China in a wide range of fields/areas, such as environmental studies, economic development, business/marketing, social/cultural issues, media (or its restriction), geopolitics, different forms of Arts, and so on. Students will have access to amazing places, resources and people otherwise not possible. 

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