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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Hangzhou, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Option: Hotel Areas of Study: Culture, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, History
Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W2 Four Week Session 2 Academic Credit: Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
Program Features: Research Education Abroad Coordinator: Difei Shen
Program Description:
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This program has been postponed to summer 2019.

Global warming, renewable energy production, water and air pollution, and sustainable food production are global issues. Therefore, solutions will most likely emerge from synergistic efforts among international multidisciplinary collaborations. Both China and the US urgently need to reduce air and water pollution and promote on-farm bioenergy production to enable sustainable food productions. It is crucial to educate the next generation of researchers and professionals. They need systematic and multidisciplinary training and a global perspective for sustained collaborations to address the important energy and environmental issues in agricultural food production.  

The purpose of this research based study abroad program is to provide students the knowledge, global perspectives, research skills, practical experiences, and professional collaborations they need to tackle energy and environmental challenges in food production or building construction in China. During the program, you will participate in lectures and visit labs at the Chinese host institutions as well as tour  industries. Cultural exchanges and activities will be organized during weekends and led by Chinese students of the partnering institutions.

At the conclusion of the course you will:

  1. Understand the critical energy and environmental impact issues and challenges in food production or building construction in China and the U.S.;
  2. Become aware of current practices, science and technology advances, future needs, and trends in bioenergy production, water management, wastewater treatment, mitigation of air emissions, abatement of climate change, or green building construction;
  3. Use experimental tools and methods to conduct research in energy production, water management, wastewater treatment, air emission monitoring, or green buildings;
  4. Identify advanced features of exemplary energy and environmental management systems developed in China;
  5. Gain international perspectives and Improve communication skills through cross-cultural interaction with Chinese graduate students, professors, scientists, engineers, local farmers, and entrepreneurs.  


Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, China



Resident Directors

Lingying Zhao

Andrea Gorzitze

Education Abroad Coordinator

Difei Shen



Courses and Credit China Agr Energy tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of FABENG TBD. Students also are required to participate in a few pre-departure orientation meetings in Spring Semester before travel. Time and location for the orientation meetings is TBD.



Application Requirement China Agr Energy tab 3

This program is open to undergraduate (2nd, 3rd, and 4th year) and graduate students. In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA, and 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 early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs China Agr Energy tab 4

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a TBD program fee. The program fee will include international airfare, in-country lodging and a few meals, in-country program-required transportation and field trips, and GeoBlue international supplement insurance. It will not include most in-country meals, and personal expenses related to this program (e.g. passport and immunizations).

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.


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.



Information Sessions

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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.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.