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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Hefei, China; Nanjing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Biomedical Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics Program, Integrated Systems Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led
Click here for a definition of this term Summer Session: 4W3 Four Week Session 3 Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Research Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Aaron D. Klein
Program Description:
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This program will be offered again in Summer 2021.

Program Nanjing tab 1

During this program, students will be hosted by Nanjing University to participate in an engineering design and research camp. The seminars, biomedical research, and design workshops will be held in the Biomedical Engineering department spaces on main campus, including a main lecture and seminar room, and multiple research labs for design work. Students will be placed in a research lab, and work with faculty and students to design experiences, conduct research, and analyze results. Applications of the work to medical design and global healthcare will be addressed. In addition to the main objectives of the design course, the program will include excursions to places like Beijing and Shanghai to see historical sites, visit major medical device companies like GE Healthcare, and visit a third engineering partner, University of Science and Technology, China (USTC).


The host university, Nanjing University is over 100 years old, and is one of the top nine university in all of China. Nanjing University is a few miles from downtown Nanjing, a metropolitan city of 8-10 million people. The school has many different colleges on its main campus (Goluo), which resembles Ohio State's main campus in many ways: lots of old and new buildings, walking paths throughout campus, many areas of mature trees and park space, integration of campus and community.


Students will have shared rooms in a hotel on the edge of Nanjing University campus, within walking distance for meeting and dining areas. Students will enjoy breakfast and lunch at the student dining commons, to experience campus life and try new foods. 

Resident Directors

Professor Mark Ruegsegger
Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Ohio State Program Contact

Aaron Klein 



Courses and Credit Nanjing tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in three credit hours of Engineering 5797.19 for Summer 4-Week Session 2.

This course can count towards Engineering's Global Option. This course may also be counted as a Technical Elective, please work with your academic advisor. 



Application Requirement Nanjing tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and have completed their third year on campus. Students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. .

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 Nanjing tab 4

You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $1,654 program fee. The program fee includes housing, most meals, in-country transportation, visa application costs, and supplemental international insurance. The program fee does not include international round-trip airfare, personal expenses and some meals.

The actual cost of the program is $2,654. The cost of the program has been generously subsidized by the College of Engineering in the amount of $1,000 per student (subject to change).

The detailed breakdown of the costs can be found on the budget sheet. 

If 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 Nanjing tab 5

  • TBD


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.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/02/2020
01/23/2020 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.