GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and Sichuan University

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China: Chengdu


You can study abroad for a semester or year at Sichuan University with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. Your study abroad experience is all about you!

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is here to help you assist you in your path of discovery throughout the study abroad experience. We design our programs so that our local and overseas staff are available 24 hours a day to support you in health and safety matters and are also key in enhancing your study abroad experience. Through our planned activities and resident directors personal recommendations for activities you can undertake while abroad, you will be directed on a path of personal, academic, cultural, social, and professional discovery. This team, which supports you throughout your experience, will ensure that you have the most fulfilling experience possible - one that is unique to you! So... What Will You Discover?

Studying abroad in Asia with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will be the educational adventure of a lifetime. Imagine yourself immersed in the vibrant cultures and customs of the East as you witness unprecedented growth of Asian economic giants and their impact on the future of our global economy.

In partnership with Pacific Lutheran University, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers a semester at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. A key national research university with a history of more than 100 years, Sichuan University is a comprehensive institution with the widest selection of disciplines in West China. Sichuan University enjoys a deep cultural background and eminent scholarly research tradition. The university is dedicated to the internationalization of China's higher education system and actively seeks opportunities for collaboration and scientific research with institutions of higher education and corporate partners all over the world. International students are valued and warmly welcomed to pursue academic studies at Sichuan University.

Sichuan University developed the Center of China Studies to specifically address the needs of international students who wish to learn about Chinese language and culture. This program offers a range of courses to meet the academic needs of students from a variety of academic areas and requires no prior language study.

All GlobaLinks Learning Abroad semester/year abroad programs include an in-country Bridging Cultures Program, 24-hour on-site support services through a Resident Coordinator, survival language instruction, optional travel excursions, and comprehensive services before, during, and after your semester.


Home-stay experience with Chinese Families
All GlobaLinks Learning Abroad participants have the option of spending weekends and holidays with the family of a faculty or staff member of Sichuan University. The home-stay experience provides students with a deeper understanding of Chinese family life and allows for greater cultural interaction and language skill development.

Sichuan University provides all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students with activities and excursions to places of significant interest (varies by semester). Some excursions are complimentary and others may have nominal charges. Example excursions include:

* The Three Kingdom's Museum and Temple
* Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu's Residence
* Archaeology Museum of Sanxingdui
* The Panda Research Center
* Leshan Giant Buddha
* Sichuan Opera
* Mt. Emei - one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad participants may also choose to participate in optional, organized and affordable tours that are designed to be fun and educational. Examples include touring the Tibet Autonomous Region and the Silk Road.


Fall, Spring, Academic Year


Spring: Feb. - May; Fall: Aug. - Dec.

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Arts
  • Chinese Language
  • Culture
  • East Asian Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Intensive Language
  • Social Sciences

Cost in US$:

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Program Fees Include:

Program Fees are in US dollars and include tuition for 12-16 credits, accommodation, on-campus student fees, official transcript, overseas health coverage, airport pick up charges, introductory survival language training, in-country Bridging Cultures Program, some excursions during the semester, and pre-trip services such as: orientation materials, visa-processing service and fee, personal advising, subject selections, liaison with your home university, credit transfer assistance, financial aid services, and alumni support.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American and Canadian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Transcript

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home