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Hangzhou Normal University – China Studies International Summer Program

Brighten up your summer and join Hangzhou Normal University for a unique China Studies Program.


About Hangzhou Normal University

Hangzhou Normal University was formerly known as Hangzhou Teachers College, which was founded in 1978, but the forerunner of the university can be traced back to the Zhejiang 2-level Normal School established in 1908. In March of 2007, it was authorized by the State Educational Ministry to change its name into Hangzhou Normal University (HNU). The university is located in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, which is reputed as a renowned city of historical and cultural heritage and “the Best Tourism City” in China. Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon type climate with four quite distinct seasons. However, it is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter making it a year-round destination.

Hangzhou Normal University currently has three other locations which include Cangqian, Xiasha, and Gudangwan who all work together to make education for international students a priority. Around 2,000 international students from 42 countries all over the world have been in registrations for programs offered by the university.

Hangzhou Normal University has been developing on the strong foundation of excellence in education, research, and service, and producing numerous first-rate teachers, educators, scientists, and other professionals at different levels.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Hangzhou is one of the country’s most renowned and prosperous cities also known as “Paradise on Earth.”
  2. Hangzhou is listed at the top of the few happiest cities in China.
  3. Hangzhou Normal University is listed as the best place to study Chinese in China.


Quick Facts

Location: Hangzhou, China (population: 8.8 million)

University: Hangzhou Normal University (students:18,000)

Program Details: China Studies International Summer Program Fact Sheet

Dates: July 4-21 2017

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application: You’ll need to notify your study abroad advisor that you want to apply for this program, submitting to him or her:

  • Up to date transcript
  • Recommendation letter from the head of the department
  • Motivation letter-in which you explain why you want to attend this program in one page maximum
  • CV
  • Passport picture

Application deadlines: May 31, 2017

Visa information: See the Embassy of China’s visa page for detailed information.

Primary Contact Information: Mr. Hua Xinwei,


Academic Program

The China Studies Program (CSP) at HNU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines China Studies courses, visiting E-commerce enterprises, Chinese Kung Fu and field trips.

Language of Instruction: English

Credits: 8 credits in total

Students will take four, 1 credit China Studies courses, Chinese Kung Fu (1 credit), and will participate in three field trips worth 1 credit respectively. Courses include:

  • Chinese Legal System
  • China’s Reform and Opening
  • Chinese Urbanization Development
  • Higher Education in China


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.


Housing & Meals

HNU offers single rooms equipped with private bathrooms, communal kitchens and laundry. Meals are self-catered.


Student Experience

Upon arrival, students will enjoy a welcome dinner and an opening ceremony. Throughout the term, students will participate in field trips including a tour of Hangzhou with visits to an E-commerce Enterprise, a trip to Shanghai, and a trip to the ancient town, Wuzhen. A graduation ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the program.



Program Expense: RMB 5000 (approximately, USD $800)

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