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  • Locations: Dalian, China; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Option: Dormitory Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Comparative Studies, International Studies, Microbiology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1, Summer Academic Credit: Public Health
Education Abroad Coordinator: Jennifer Bickley
Program Description:
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Program Public Health China tab 1

Through this intensive program in the city of Dalian that will run May 7-28, 2018, students study a variety of public health, developmental, sociological and cultural issues with an emphasis on Chinese perspectives.

Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning Province, northeast China. The city has a significant history of being used by foreign powers for its ports. The ideal location, agreeable climate and beautiful scenery has enabled Dalian to become one of northern China's most important centers for international shipping, finance, business, tourism and information.

Through dynamic academic instruction and multiple field trips, such as local and national CDC and EPA offices, students will compare and contrast major regional, domestic and international public health issues and how they interact with and influence one another. Field visits and learning are vital components of this program that will provide students with an understanding of the historical evolution of the region, culture, society and creative solutions towards global public health and human development.



Located in a coastal city of Dalian, Dalian Medical University (DMU) has fledged into a multi-disciplinary medical university which offers programs in fields such as science, management, arts and law. The current number of enrolled students is 12,000, including 3,000 post graduates and 1,000 international medical students.


Students will stay in single or shared rooms at a DMU hotel. The hotel is well-furnished and equipped, and offers clean, modern and safe accommodation within a short walk to the main classrooms. The cafeterias, gym and ocean beach are all within walking distance.

Resident Directors

Dr. Qinghua Sun

Education Abroad Coordinator

Jenny Bickley




Courses and Credit Public Health China tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register for 3 hours of Public Health 3189.02 for summer term 2018. The course will introduce students to Chinese society and public heath through a series of lectures and a few field visits to relevant sites. Lectures will be co-taught by faculty from Ohio State, DMU, China CDC and other guest lecturers. In addition to core curriculum studies in public health, discussions and coursework will address issues that cover the region/country's history, society and culture. Contact your college adviser to determine if you are eligible to use this program to satisfy your Capstone.

Through participation in this program, students will (1) gain experience with international public health issues and the link between social, cultural, political, and economic factors, (2) be exposed to contemporary Chinese society, culture and public health issues, and (3) gain experience in the organization and delivery of health services in an international setting.




Application Requirement Public Health China tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a major or minor in public health or in a health/biology-related area (students of other majors should contact the OIA coordinator or the Resident Director to discuss participation), have completed two semesters of undergraduate education, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Applicants must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to




Program Costs Public Health China tab 4

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $2,307 program fee. The program fee will include in country accommodation, visa expenses, program related field trips and transportation and some meals. It will not include airfare, most meals, personal expenses, a passport or immunizations.

A detailed breakdown of program expenses can be found on the budget sheet.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

College of Public Health Undergraduate degree seeking students are encouraged to apply for travel awards offered through the College.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.




Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2-3p, Enarson 100
  • Wednesday, October 18, 3-4p, Enarson 160


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/03/2018
02/03/2018 05/06/2018 05/28/2018
NOTE: These dates include travel from Columbus.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.