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Program Details

Students will be able to identify culturally appropriate health care practice interactions for patients whose belief systems and values originate in the traditions of China. The student will be able to discuss, as appropriate to their knowledge base, cultural experiences in China that include history, people, community, political aspects, economics, education, geography, culture, including art, music, and literature. China is a genuine cultural experience to observe and learn detailed history by visiting historical sites and first person observation of eastern and western health care practices, as well as China's overall impact on the population health concerns.

Selection Criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a high school graduate or above.
  • Read, speak, and understand English.


  • Beijing
  • Jiamusi
  • Shanghai

Program Dates:

May 7, 2018 – May 23, 2018


To Be Announced

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid when you hand in your application.

All payments must be made through the Hurst Center, NOT at the main cashier's office. Payment can be made in person, or over the phone at (801) 626-6600. The Hurst Center is located on the south side of campus next to the Alumni Center.

Includes: international airfare, room and board, excursions, and all domestic transportation.

Not included: passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, and any unscheduled travel.


Please attend all departure meetings!

May 7: Departure
May 8-22 Beijing, Jiamusi, and Shanghai China
May 23: Return

Tiananmen Square, Olympic site, Forbidden City, Panda Exhibit
Medical Center/University
Forbidden city
Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven
Visit the Great Wall
Tea Culture, TCM Hospital, Classroom Activities
Sports meeting, Visit museum and Folk Experience
Yu Garden, Huang Pu River Night Cruise, the Bund, and Silk Factory
Zhulia Jiao Water Village and Acrobat Show
Hospital/University, Medical Center, Science and Space
Market visit

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to six (6) semester credits through Weber State University.

  • Radiologic Sciences 4850(4)
  • CLS 4850(4)
  • Nursing 4850(4)
  • HAS 4850(4)
  • Health Sciences 4850(4)
  • Dental Hygiene 4850 (4)

Program Directors

Stephanie Bossenberger
Dr. Yasmen Simonian
Dr. Susan Thornock
Dr. Robert Walker

Trip Cancellations

If the trip is canceled, all participants will be refunded. Any refunds for withdrawals from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees and according to the Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates & process may change. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of any such changes by staying in contact with the program director.

Any questions feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8155 or by calling the Continuing Education Office at (801) 626-6600.