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Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory Language of Instruction: English
Advisor: Ethan Merritt Class Level Required for Admission: Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Not Direct Enrollment
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Program Description:

Is this Program Right for You?

Special scholarships of at least $800 or more are available for this program!

Choose from a variety of courses in Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Language Studies, Science and more!  Global Maximum Educational Opportunities (G-MEO) offers two 4-week summer program sessions allowing students to select a number of courses while studying in China. Undergraduate students will be able to enroll in 1 or 2 courses per session.

Global Maximum Educational Opportunities (G-MEO) has created an English language, US-style learning environment, The Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad. The first summer program session is here at the Chengdu Center.  Located in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China's Southwest, the Center incorporates various course offerings from several U.S. universities that have partnered with the program.

Chengdu has a population of over 14 million, and is a booming economic center. China's "Go West" policy aims to build Chengdu into a financial and cultural center on par with Beijing and Shanghai. It abounds with urban energy and entrepreneurial dynamism; its new subway system opened in 2010. Yet with a balmy, sub-tropical climate and a slower pace than Beijing or Shanghai, Chengdu is known for its quality of life. It is famous for its world-class cuisine, leisurely tea houses, local opera and historic temples.

Chengdu campus

For a great introduction to Chengdu, please see this New York Times video.

Student Testimonials

"My study abroad experience so far in Chengdu has been amazing to say the least.  With such small classes we are able to have several discussions with our professors and talk more deeply about the topics that interest us, it's a great learning experience.....

On a note of the actual city of Chengdu, it's one of the coolest cities I have been in. The people here are extremely friendly and has some of the best food I've ever had. This city is alive in its own way that is very Chinese and it's really helped me gain a better sense of the Chinese culture. The dorms here are extremely nice and it has been fairly easy to adjust to life here. This is an incredible city in China and all the city motto is "A city you never want to leave" and I can already understand that feeling. I hope that in the future more American University students start coming on this program and see the great opportunities that Chengdu has to offer."

--- David Mullis, SIS Student

See this video from the 100K Strong Foundation highlighting the Chengdu program experience featuring program alumni Tailor Dortona (SPA Student)!

Academic Information

Students earn full American University (AU) credit for courses on the program. There are several American-style courses taught on the program all in English.  Program duration is 4-weeks per session.  Students can take 1 - 2 courses per session on the program and can participate in either one session or both.  Courses offered on the program are typically in such subjects as Sociology, Mathematics, Business, Economics, History and Philosophy.  Other courses in other subject areas may be available.  Course offerings vary each summer and are subject to change/cancellation based on enrollment.  Chinese language courses are also available on the program. See the g-MEO Chengdu Program website for a detailed course list and descriptions.

Course Equivalency: Most courses offered on the Chengdu program have already been pre-approved and given equivalencies by AU departments. View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.

Chengdu program center

Student Life

g-MEO's Summer program takes place at the prestigious Sichuan University, one of the leading universities in China and the earliest higher education institute in Sichuan, dating back to the Qing Dynasty, is the host institution. The Center is located on the University's beautiful, downtown Huaxi campus, in one of its stately old buildings. You will study with other American students on the program from a variety of U.S. institutions.  Located right in the city of Chengdu, the Center is well situated for students to enjoy a gorgeous campus with easy access to cultural events, night life and other excursions outside of the classroom and on the weekends.

Housing and Meals

Standard double occupancy rooms for international students in dorms on campus.

Students may eat meals on campus or elsewhere.  There are numerous inexpensive cafeterias and restaurants in and around campus (the cost of meals is not included in the program fees).


Students will do some local trips and activities as part of the program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2017 02/15/2017
Varies by program 06/05/2017 07/07/2017
Summer II 2017 02/15/2017
Varies by program 07/17/2017 08/11/2017
Summer Terms I & II 2017 03/01/2017
Varies by program 06/05/2017 08/11/2017

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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