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Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University: Guangzhou

Undergraduate Global Immersion in China

Space available for Spring 2016!


Program Dates:

The academic calendar at Lingnan will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.

Fall Semester 2015 (Term 1):

Orientation: 21 - 23 August

Term 1 Begins: 1 September

Term 1 Ends: 2 Decemeber

Term 1 Examinations: 9 - 21 Decemeber

Spring Semester 2016 (Term 2):

Term 2 Begins: 18 January

Term 2 Ends: 27 April

Term 2 Examinations: 5 - 18 May

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Location details

With over one billion people and unique natural resources, China is the world's largest emerging economy. Since opening its economy to the world over 30 years ago, China has undergone a profound transformation, recently spurred by the award of the 2008 Olympic games and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Guangzhou is the thrid largest Chinese city and southern China's largest city with a population of over 12 million. It is a key national transportation hub and trading port.

Lingnan (University) College is the first business school accredited by both AMBA and EQUIS in South China and is located in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guandong Province. Lingnan has a large international presence with over 100 international exchange students from and around the world annual and 40 quality exchange partners in over 20 countries and regions around the world.

Accommodations 

  • Students are required to live on campus and share a room with a non-exchange student during their entire preiod of study at Lingnan. Exchange students will live in a residence hall with Lingnan students. 
  • All of the rooms are on a twin-sharing basis and generally sex-segregated on each floor. 
  • The University does not operate any meal plan. There is a student cafeteria and a full service Chinese restaurant on campus that provides a variety of inexpensive meals. There are also many restaurants in the neighborhood off campus. 

Academics and credits

Students are enrolled in 15 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5200) credits at the University of Minnesota during the semester they are abroad. Students will take a full course load (13-18 UMN credits per semester) at the host universitiy. Business courses taught in English are available for exchange students. Prior knowledge of Mandarin is not required. Lingnan recommends that exchange students take no more than 5 courses in one semester. There is one compulsory course, Doing Business in China (China Business Study), which is designed for exchange students. There are Mandarin language courses available to exchange students as well.

Students participating in CGI semester exchange programs are strongly encouraged to enroll in the 1-credit Global Identity course for business students. This course helps you to develop your intercultural skills and articulate the value of your experience to future employers. It offers an additional layer of support through one-on-one interactions with your instructor that complements the independent structure of the exchange program.

Eligibility

  • No host country language skills required
  • UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
  • Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Additional criteria may apply
  • The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation

Visa and Passport

  • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
  • All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if requried by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs
  • The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well
  • Visa and passport requirements are always subject to change by the host country and students are expected to check with the consulate for up-to-date information

What is a Business Exchange Program?

  • Exchange students are enrolled at a partner university in their host country and take business courses in English
  • Exchange students take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
  • Exchange students attend their host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
  • Exchanges often require students to demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and service may be different from a US university.
  • Semester exchange programs are best suited for a student who would like to be fully immersed in another city, educational, and country culture.
  • Exchange programs are small and only a few Carlson students will study at each partner university each semester.
  • There are no Carlson staff members on-site at the partner universities

Application and Admissions

To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 is February 1, 2016. Applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will open on September 8th, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.  Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.  

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information.

Cost estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate.

Cost table

Estimated Expenses 2014-2105
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)$7,029
Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$2,500
Transportation (to and from program site)$1,300
Documentation (passport, visa, immunizations)$130
Books and Materials$150
Room and/or Board$3,000
Essential Daily Living Expenses$2,000
Miscellaneous $500
Global Identity Course - strongly recommended (charged to UMN student account)$200
Total$16,809

Program Manager

Academic term(s)

Fall
Spring

Duration

Semester Exchange

Degree level

Undergraduate

Region

Asia

Country

China

City

Guangzhou

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