Programs in China
Zhejiang Wanli University
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Class standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
- Restrictions: None, open to all SUNY students
Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU) is a new and impressive university, renown for its green, beautiful campus and friendly atmosphere. ZWU is situated in Ningbo and covers a total area of 95 hectares consisting of three campuses: Qianhu, Huilong, and Zahashan Base. In addition to the Business School, ZWU is also home to a total of nine different academic faculties as well as a Continuing Education College and World College. Currently, there are over 20,000 full time students and more than 1,000 staff on the ZWU campus. The university library houses a collection of more than 1,200,000 books with about 2,500 journals available in both Chinese and other foreign languages. To see the layout of the campuses, please watch this video.
Ningbo is a bustling city of over two million, the second largest port in China and is situated just south of Shanghai. It is one of China's oldest cities which boasts a deep connection with Buddhism. Upon visiting Ningbo, students will be able to see this connection first-hand via the many visually impressive, historical temples. Fueled by the stunning economic growth of the past 20 years, it is a vibrant city that Westerners seldom visit. It thus offers students a special opportunity to learn about the new realities of China today and to be immersed in a completely different culture.
The vast majority of courses at ZWU are taught in Chinese, however there are several courses that are taught in English. Some of the courses taught in English are:
- International Business
- Chinese Economy
- Practices and Operations in International Trade
- Marketing, World Trade Organization and China's Foreign Trade
- Introduction to Economics, Understanding Chinese International Relations and Its Foreign Policy Making
- Chinese Culture
- International Finance
- International Management
- International Communications and International Business Negotiation
- International Commercial Law
HousingStudents will live on or near campus in affordable furnished apartments with TV, telephone, bathroom, hot water, air conditioner, washing machine, refrigerator, and kitchen utensils. Electricity, water and phone, gas and internet costs will be paid by the student according to actual consumption.
Support ServicesStudents with physical or learning disabilities, should contact the Global Education Office to find out more about the specific services available.
Financing a study abroad program is one of the most important aspects to consider before applying. Please refer to the budget sheet below to review a detailed cost estimate for the program, which includes costs you are billed for through SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as those you must plan for, but pay directly, such as a flight and accommodation. Estimates are subject to change at any time. If you have questions about the estimate, please contact the Global Education Office.
Financial aid in the form of scholarships, aid (NYS TAP, etc.), and loans, may be applied to study abroad programs. It is important that you visit the financial aid office at your home campus to discuss your eligibility prior to applying. Please share the cost estimate for your program with your financial aid office.
SUNY Plattsburgh students are able to apply for various SUNY Plattsburgh scholarships each semester. Scholarship applications can be accessed as an optional component of your study abroad application. Please note that scholarship and study abroad applications are due at the same time.
All students participating in a Plattsburgh program are automatically enrolled and billed for a SUNY international health insurance policy through United Health Care (UHC). For more information on the policy, please check our brochure.
U.S citizens who plan to study in China must apply for either an X-1 or X-2 visa, depending upon their length of stay. Students can obtain the visa application from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S's website. By the time of application, students should have a current and valid passport with at least six months' validity after the end of their program along with blank visa pages. Upon completion of the application, students should submit all required materials to the nearest visa office of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General based on your state of residence.
It is ultimately your responsibility to find out whether or not you will need a visa for your studies in China. For more information regarding visa requirements, fees, and application processes, please visit the China Embassy's website.
In order to apply for this program please be prepared to submit the following materials:
- Study statement of approximately 1,000 words that clearly articulates your interest in the program and how it will relate to your current field of study
- Two letters of recommendation from academic advisors or professors who can adequately attest to your suitability for overseas study
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities that you have attended
- Copy of a current and valid passport