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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 3, 2019 – May 17, 2019



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 the pre-departure meetings!

May 3rd: Depart

May 4th – 16th: Beijing, Jiamusi, and Shanghai

May 17th: Return

Trip Highlights (Subject to Change)

  • 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 four (4) semester credits through Weber State University.

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

Program Directors

Stephanie Bossenberger

Dr. Susan Thornock

Dr. Robert Walker

Trip Cancellations

If a program is canceled all participants will be refunded 100% of fees paid (WSU cannot reimburse personal funds spent outside beyond the program fee). Withdrawal from the program may result in penalty fees, to be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the refund policy described in the application. All costs are non-refundable in their entirety 30 days prior to departure, without exception. Dates and prices 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.