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  • Locations: Lanzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Nally, Ginger Program Director: Li, Tonglu
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: Chinese Host Country Language: Chinese
Sponsor: Iowa State
Program Description:

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China Scholarship at Lanzhou Jiaotong University
Semester/Academic Year in China

Program Overview:
The China Scholarship at Lanzhou Jiaotong University is a study abroad program that affords Iowa State students the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or academic year in Lanzhou, China, taking Chinese language and culture courses. Lanzhou is a major city in northwestern China (approximately 4 million people), in the Gansu province. Gansu is a culturally diverse region with rich cultural heritages (Silk Road, West terminal of the Great Wall, and Mogao Caves).
This program supports ISU students’ study of the Chinese language and culture in Lanzhou Jiaotong University on full scholarships offered by the Chinese Scholarship Council (Chinese Government Scholarship through the Sino-US Credits Students’ Program. The scholarship covers full tuition, a shared apartment (with another international student), plus a monthly stipend of 2,000 CNY [approximately $288 USD according to exchange rates/$578 according to PPP (Purchasing Power Parity), and more, if the cost of living in the region is considered]. Students can go for one semester (5 months) or one year (10 months). Application needs to be through the Chinese Studies Program at ISU. Please contact Ginger Nally ( or Professor Tonglu Li ( for more information (in addition to clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button on this website).

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The Program at a Glance: QuickFacts

Elligible to apply: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, who have taken at least one Chinese language-learning course at Iowa State (Chinese 101, 102, 201, 202, 301) and who are recommended to participate in this program by an Iowa State Chinese faculty member (Department of World Languages and Cultures).

Country: China

City: Lanzhou (Gansu Province)

Host Institution: Lanzhou Jiaotong University

Program Length: Semester or Academic Year

Language of Instruction: Chinese

Chinese language and culture courses (only), totaling approximately 22 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 20 weeks per semester. In addition to coursework, there are also cultural activities and excursions available.
Lanzhou activities
 Many activities are available
Scholarship Includes:
Study in Lanzhou Jiaotong University for one semester/academic year on a full Chinese Government Scholarship through the Sino-US Credits Students’ Program. Scholarship covers full tuition, room (a shared apartment), plus a monthlystipend of 2000 CNY (which is sufficient to cover meals and some travel).
Note: There are 10 scholarships available per annum for this scholarship opportunity.

Program cost/Additional Expenses:
To view more detailed information regarding the cost of this program (semester), click here.   To view the cost of the academic year, click here.
Students pay for:
Students will be charged on their Ubill for the following expenses (‘billable items’): CISI Health insurance ($1.31/day plus a few extra days to cover travel to and from China) and a Study Abroad administrative fee ($600 for semester/academic year).  Other ‘non-billable’ items that students must cover: Airfare, deposit for dorm room (about approx. 2,600 CNY), books and supplies, incidentals (pocket money), costs of procuring a passport (approximately $175 USD) and a Chinese student Visa (approximately $170 USD), cost of a mandatory physical exam, medical and travel insurance, and any necessary vaccines.  
Please see ‘Budget Sheet’ for more complete information. (See above)
Contact: Ginger Nally: (LAS Study AbroadAdviser) or Professor Tonglu Li : (Convener and Professor of Chinese, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University).
Lanzhou Tianyou Square

This program is currently not accepting applications.