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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: January, Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliated Program Area of Study: Chinese, International Relations, International Studies
Program Description:

China-U.S. Rising Star Study Tour

Travel to Beijing, Xian, Wuxi, Shanghai.

For more information, go to the AASCU website:


Participants: Selected participants will be required to pay a $150, non-refundable application fee. Additionally, participants are responsible for their international travel costs, including round-trip airfare and travel insurance.

Program includes: Meals, accommodations and domestic transportation in China


To help participating students understand the social and economic conditions of
Modern China, the study tour includes activities such as lectures, and visits to prime industry and cultural spots to provide students with a multi-dimensional experience of China and its essences.


Project based learning and training in different labs are also important components of the study tour. Students from the two countries with similar academic backgrounds develop and improve their professional knowledge and skills together through lessons taught by participating faculty members, industry visits and cooperative learning.


Aiming to build long-term friendships and enhance mutual understanding between
The young people from the two countries, workshops, seminars and team-building activities are included in the study tour to facilitate interaction and in-depth communication among students.


Students must apply here on the SIUE site AND on the AASCU site linked above.  As the dates for this extraordinary opportunity overlap the first week of spring semester, students must seek permission from their spring semester professors for this planned absence.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.