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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Chinese
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Program Strength: Chinese, Computer Science, Global Studies, Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Basic Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
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Study in China for a Semester or Year!


Founded in 1923, Northeastern University (NEU) is a multi-disciplinary university located in Shenyang, the central city of Northeast China. The University offers 66 undergraduate programs, 189 graduate programs, and 108 doctoral programs. Students participating on the NEU exchange will be enrolled in the Chinese Language program designed specifically for international students.


Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China, is the capital as well as political, economic and cultural center of Liaoning Province.  Giving birth to the ancient Qing Dynasty, Shenyang has one of China’s the two best preserved imperial palace complexes.  Shenyang also serves as the transportation hub for northeastern China.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early September to Mid January
  • Spring Semester: Early March to Mid July


Students attending NEU will be placed in university residence halls for international students. Students will be responsible for submitting payment for housing directly to NEU upon arrival.

For more information about housing and the amenities provided in the halls of residence, please visit NEU’s accommodation web page.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $1200 - $1800 $1200 - $1800
Housing $1000 $2200
Meals $1000 $2000
1Personal Expenses $1000 - $1500 $2000 - $3000
Books and Materials $60 - $150 $120 - $300
Local Transportation $100 - $300 $200 - $600
Required Chinese Insurance $60 $120
Chinese Medical Exam $0 $70
Visa (for US Citizens) $215 $215
Passport $150 $150
2US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies
3Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000 $1000 - $2000
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, utilities, clothing, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Spring, Academic Year.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


NEU is an intensive Chinese language program.  Students participating on this program will primarily take language classes.

  • Elementary 1 Track - Comprehensive Chinese, Spoken, Listening
  • Elementary 2 Track - Comprehensive Chinese, Spoken, Listening, Reading
  • Intermediate 1 & 2 Tracks - Comprehensive Chinese, Spoken, Listening, Reading
  • Advanced Track - Comprehensive Chinese, Spoken, Reading, Writing, Culture
In addition to the Chinese language courses NEU does offer Software Engineering courses taught in English.  Students interested in this track should contact the Education Abroad office prior to application.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the NEU program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.