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There is not a single day in which walking around Suzhou where you don’t encounter something that is truly fascinating.Sean Wilkinson, Faculty, Art and Design, Spring 2015

Our Staff

Weiping Wang

Associate Provost & Dean of the China Institute

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Sean McCarthy

Assistant Director of China Initiatives - University of Dayton

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Dong Zhang

Assistant Executive Director & Director of Student Programming - China Institute

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Mark Kopenski

Managing Director - International Markets

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Wei Ding

Special Programs Coordinator - China Institute

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Nai Kong

Marketing Coordinator and Image Lab Specialist

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Jige Xin

Program Liaison Officer and Lab Specialist - China Institute

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Jia Jia Wei

Executive Director of the China Institute & Director of International Initiatives - University of Dayton

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Zoe Krzywda

China Initiatives Admission Counselor - University of Dayton

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Nicholas Johnson

Director of Student Life - China Institute

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Zhengyao Gong (George)

Assistant to the Dean of the China Institute & IT Manager - China Institute

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Ningning Ding (Peter)

Student Program Coordinator - China Institute

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Hongdan Wang (Iris)

Market Development Counselor - China Institute

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Yi Zhou (Evie)

Program Planning and Activities Coordinator - China Institute

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Past Faculty

College Of Arts And Sciences

  • Christopher Agnew, History
  • Karen Bartley, History
  • Brett Billman, Communication
  • Jeremy Forbis, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
  • Xiamara Hohman, English
  • Xiaoli Li, English
  • Stephanie Litka, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work 
  • Kurt Mosser, Philosophy
  • Youssef Raffoul, Mathematics
  • Cassandra Secrease, Communication
  • Versalle Washington, History
  • Sean Wilkinson, Art and Design

School Of Business Administration

  • Serdar Durmusoglu, Management and Marketing
  • Tanawat (Tom) Hirunyawipada, Management and Marketing
  • Mark Jacobs, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences
  • Barbara John, Economics and Finance
  • Terence Lau, Office of the Dean, Management and Marketing
  • Yue Pan, Management and Marketing, International Business
  • Paul Sweeney, Management and Marketing, International Business
  • Ting (Jeffrey) Zhang, Economics and Finance

School Of Engineering

  • Eric Balster, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Philip Doepker, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Charlie Edmonson, Engineering Technology
  • Mark Mears, Engineering 
  • Donald Moon, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Andrew Murray, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Javier Narvaez, Engineering
  • Denise Taylor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
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When I first thought about China, I thought more about the ancient history… and so I expected to see more of the cultural things and not such a modern city. Lauren Schmitz, Sophomore, Civil Engineering, Spring 2015

Get Global With Your Education

Make yourself more marketable — jet to China for six weeks during the first summer session. At the University of Dayton China Institute, you'll gain an international perspective for today's job market. As you learn from UD professors, international professionals and prominent leaders in innovation, you'll advance your résumé — and enrich your future career.

Program Dates

The China Institute Summer 2016 Program will run from May 12 to June 26, 2016 (summer session 1).

You will fly from the U.S. to Shanghai and end with a trip to Beijing from June 23-25. Students will depart Beijing on June 26 and arrive in the United States the same day due to the time change.

Program Cost

We live and work in a world without borders, and employers are looking for global leaders. WE want to help you gain a global experience - and an edge in the workplace. That's why we are providing a $3,000 scholarship to help cover your international airfare, visa costs, housing and tours of a few of China's most spectacular sights.

  • Total Program Cost: $15,500 (includes tuition for 9 or 10 credit hours, airfare, Chinese visa, tours and excursions, housing and transportation costs)
  • Net Price after Scholarship: $12,500

Course Listing

You may choose three courses (four, if taking both EGR 203 and EGR 203L/ECE 201L) from the 12 courses* offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Engineering.**

College of Arts and Sciences

  • ANT 150: Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • HST 332: Modern China (3 credits)
  • MTH 169: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHL 312/313: Ethics/Business Ethics (3 credits)
  • SSC 200: Social Science Integrated (3 credits)

School of Business Administration†

  • ECO 203: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 460: Economic Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • FIN 301: Introduction to Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MKT 300/301: Survey/Principles of Marketing (3 credits)***

School of Engineering±

  • EGR 201: Engineering Mechanics (3 credits)
  • EGR 202: Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • EGR 203: Electrical and Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
  • EGR 203L/ECE 201L: Electrical and Electronic Circuits Lab (1 credit)
  • *Courses may be subject to change.
  • **Students should discuss study plans with their academic adviser before applying to the program.
  • ***MKT 300 for non-business majors only; MKT 301 for business majors only.
  • †The University of Dayton School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB - The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • ±The University of Dayton School of Engineering is ABET accredited.

Become Fluent in Tomorrow

Experience the world thirty years from now, today – jet to China for 14 weeks during the spring 2017 semester. At the China Institute, you’ll gain an international perspective for today’s job market. As you learn from UD professors, international professionals and prominent leaders in innovation, you’ll advance your résumé – and enrich your future career.

Program Dates

The China Institute spring 2017 semester abroad program will run from January 12 – April 24, 2017. The program contains two six-week academic sessions and two mid-term breaks. Plus, you’ll be home early for summer!

Program Cost

We live and work in a world without borders, and employers are looking for global leaders. We want to help you gain a global experience – and an edge in the workplace. That’s why we consider all students not currently registered at the University of Dayton for up to $15,000 in scholarships to help cover the program cost. The program cost includes tuition, airfare, Chinese visa, housing, meals, program transportation and associated tours and excursions.

  • Tuition - $20,470
  • Housing - $3,800
  • Meals - $5,080 

UD students are eligible for a $3,000 travel abroad scholarship, which will cover the cost of your airfare, Chinese visa and tours and excursions. If you are a current UD student, you can study for a semester at the China Institute at the same cost as one on-campus semester at UD.

Course Listing

You may choose to take up to 18 credit hours from the 19 courses* offered across the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Engineering.**

College of Arts and Sciences

  • ASI 341: Special Topics in Arts Study: Chinese Language and Culture (3 credits)***
  • CMM 100: Principles of Oral Communication (3 credits)
  • CMS 316: Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • HST 351: American Gender and Women’s Studies (3 credits)
  • HST 358: Social and Cultural History of Latin America (3 credits)
  • HST 371: Labor and Working Class History (3 credits)
  • PHL 312/313: Ethics/Business Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHL 320: Philosophy and Art (3 credits)
  • SSC 200: Social Science Integrated (3 credits)

School of Business Administration^

  • ECO 204: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 460: Economic Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • INB 302: Survey of International Business (3 credits)
  • MGT 300/301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)#
  • MKT 300/301: Survey/Principles of Marketing (3 credits)#

School of Engineering±

  • EGR 201: Engineering Mechanics (3 credits)
  • EGR 202: Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • EGR 203: Electrical and Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
  • EGR 203L: Electrical and Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
  • EGR 323: Project Management (3 credits)
  • *Courses may be subject to change
  • **Students should discuss study plans with their adviser before applying for the program.
  • ***This course is mandatory for all students requiring a visa to study in China.
  • #300 level courses are for non-business majors only.
  • ^The School of Business Administration is AACSB accredited. These courses count toward a Minor in Business Administration.
  • ±The School of Engineering is ABET accredited.

Doing Business in China and Hong Kong

The China Institute is pleased to partner with the School of Business Administration to offer a two-week global learning opportunity for University of Dayton students over the Winter Break.

Students accepted into the program will enroll in an intensive business course – INB 352: “Doing Business in China and Hong Kong: Prospects and Challenges in the Middle Kingdom.” As part of the class, students will in participate in corporate site visits in each major city and participate in a case solution for a major multinational company. All majors from any academic unit, first-year to senior, across the University of Dayton are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Program Dates

This program will run from December 31, 2016 – January 15, 2017. During that time, students will visit Beijing, Suzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Program Cost

We live and work in a world without borders. The China Institute and School of Business Administration is committed to make global experiences more accessible and affordable for all students.

  • Total Program Cost: $5,900

The program cost includes 3 credit hours of tuition, airfare (including domestic connections), Chinese visa costs, housing, the majority of meals, program transportation and associated tours and excursions. 

Additional Information

To apply for this program, please use the China Institute application portal and select the INB 352 Intersession program. There is no fee to apply.

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, be in good academic and behavioral standing with the University of Dayton and have an interest in studying abroad – no prior international travel experience is required.

Students do no need to have completed INB 302: “Survey of International Business” to participate.

Further information, including a video and pictures, can be found on the School of Business Administration’s website by clicking here.

Our exclusive partnerships with international universities and Fortune 500 companies means you’ll be joining the future of innovation the day you arrive. With our established relationships, you’ll have the chance to learn through firsthand experience at some of the world’s most successful companies. Enjoy seminars on Chinese culture from researchers at multinational companies. Participate in projects with professors from partner institutions. Shape your own international experience and add to your growing global perspective.

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The University of Dayton has established partnerships with Nanjing University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing University of The Arts, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Normal University, China Jiliang University, University of International Business and Economics, Soochow University, Shandong University, Xi’an International Studies University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Northeastern University.

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A Student

The China Institute is your chance to go beyond the typical study abroad to discover a transformative experience and career preparation that translates to greater future success. You’ll network, make connections, and learn from an intensive and immersive cultural experience that’s as rewarding as it is challenging. This is your opportunity to expand your global perspective while adding to your résumé.

This isn’t study abroad. This is study beyond. Apply Now.

If you'd like more information or have a question that is not listed below please email us at udci@udayton.edu

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A Faculty Member

“We believe people working together can accomplish the extraordinary.” –Weiping Wang, Associate Provost

Are you interested in teaching, serving as a visiting scholar at one of our partner institutions or participating in a professional development opportunity at the China Institute? Our facility provides numerous opportunities for faculty from any university to expand their educational and professional horizons.

What is it like to teach at the China Institute?

The China Institute offers year-round teaching opportunities and delivers continuing education and executive training to partnering corporations in and around Suzhou Industrial Park. Additionally, we are providing research and development expertise to companies in China through sponsored research contracts and projects in the Innovation Center. If you are interested in instructing a course at the China Institute, please fill out the UD Faculty Interest Form or Non-UD Faculty Interest Form. Please note that all qualified non-University of Dayton faculty must hold an advanced degree from a Western Institution.  

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