Study Abroad

402-375-7029  |


March 8 - May 28, 2015



March 15 - May 22, 2015



May 24 - June 24, 2015


Semester Abroad | ASIA

SPRING 2015  |  March 15 - May 22, 2015


Study and Travel in Asia

The travel portion of the program is in two parts, beginning in Taiwan with 8 weeks of instruction in language and culture with the help of Providence Universtiy in Taichung, Taiwan.  Students will also take field trips to various locations within Taiwan.  This will be followed by a two week extensive mainland China excursion beginning in Shanghai and ending in Beijing.  The China excursion will include overnight sleeper train travel to the interior to visit Fenghuang and Jishou in Hunan Province and on to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors and more.



The Program

Starting in the Spring of 2013, Wayne State began offering a semester study abroad opportunity in Asia.  Students begin preparation through online activities and then spend 10 weeks studying and traveling in Taiwan and China.


The program includes:

  • A 10-week, faculty led program beginning mid-March 2015 and returning in late May

  • Proposed locations in Taiwan
    • Taichung, Taiwan
    • Taipei, Taiwan
    • Various field trips

  • Proposed locations in China
    • Shanghai
    • Jishou
    • Xi’an
    • Beijing

  • Language instruction in Mandarin

  • Study Asian culture including art, history, music, calligraphy, martial arts, food, politics and religion


The cost for this program is $8,600 per student, which includes:

  • 12 credit hours of tuition and fees (in-state rate)
  • round trip airfare from Omaha, Nebraska
  • housing in Asia
  • health insurance
  • field trips and excursions
  • meal allowance

Program Eligibility

Students currently attending any college or university are welcome to attend, and should have:

  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Completed at least one semester of college
  • A passport valid through the end of the trip

Other important things you’ll need to know:

  • No foreign language experience is required
  • All classes and lectures are taught in English
  • Qualified students will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Participation is limited to 18 students


The group will be accompanied by a full-time faculty member from Nebraska. Faculty will be responsible for the academic component (supervising local instruction, grading, instructing, etc.) as well as the logistics of the program (transportation, classrooms, housing, field trips, etc.).



Gerald Conway, International Education Director
Phone: (402) 375-7029

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