Temple Exchanges

China exchanges

China, an ancient civilization, boasts a vast geographic expanse, 3,600 years of written history, as well as a rich and profound culture. Numerous historical monuments scattered across the vast territory are vestiges of the ancient Chinese culture, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, X’ian’s Terracotta

Army and Tiananmen Square.

China is also the most populous country in the world with over 1.3 billion people, and is the third largest country in area with over 3.7 million square miles. The vast land of this country hosts various natural landscapes, such as the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the Silk Road, and the mountains of Tibet and Hainan Island. Because of its large population, rapidly growing economy, and extensive research and development investments, China is posed to emerge as the world’s next superpower.

Partner Institutions:

Hong Kong Baptist University

Xiamen University

Program Dates:

Fall Semester: mid-September through mid-January

Spring Semester: mid-February through late June

Academic Year: mid-September through late June

Language of Instruction:

Chinese, English


Students are selected for the exchange on the basis of their academic record and a personal interview. To be considered, students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, background in the subjects to be pursued abroad, and junior-year status by the time they begin their study. Students must complete the Temple University Exchanges Application form and submit two academic references and transcripts for all university-work completed. The application deadline for academic year, fall and spring is March 1st. The completed application and supporting documents should be sent to the Education Abroad office.

Questions can be directed to Michelle Barton in Education Abroad, 200 Tuttleman, phone: 215-204-0720; email: study.abroad@temple.edu.