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  • Locations: Chengdu, China
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Program Description:
This opportunity for Fall 2020 would allow students located in China to take in-person courses, should they be unable to return to W&M in the Fall.

Through W&M’s sister university, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) would provide W&M students with courses within their full undergraduate curriculum (both English language and Chinese language courses).

Students would be housed in UESTC international student dorms and would receive credit from UESTC, which can be transfer back to W&M with W&M faculty approval.

UESTC, a “double first-class” university, is a key multidisciplinary university that incorporates management, economics, medicine, and liberal arts, to its electronic information and technology focus. UESTC has over 33,000 total students.

Courses for Fall 2020 available here:  UESTC Courses

Another partial list of UESTC Courses available to W&M students. 

Introduction to UESTC video available here! 

Participants will fulfill the COLL 300 requirement.

Chengdu, China
Chengdu, located in southwest China, is home of the giant panda, Sichuan dishes, and the birthplace of tea culture. With a population of over 14 million, the city is the capital of the Sichuan province and is one of the most important economic centers in the region.


Program Dates
Fall 2020 - September 7, 2020 - January 24, 2021 (winter break begin) (W&M's spring 2021 semester is scheduled to begin on January 27, 2021.)

Applications due:  July 29, 2020 at 9PM EST

Program Fees
Fall 2020
Program fee:  $11,500
International Student fee:  $65

Program Fee due:  Due to W&M on August 1, 2020* 
*Please note the program-fee is non-refundable if accepted into the program


The program fee would include tuition, room, and orientation.

Costs not included: food, personal expenses, travel

Students participating in this program would remain full-time W&M students have have access to you would continue having access to W&M’s services (Swem Library, VPN, Wellness, Academic Advising, etc) and would have the ability to register for spring courses with the rest of your cohort.

Program Contacts:
For questions, please contact Molly DeStafney, Associate Director of Global Education Programs, or for inquiries in Mandarin, Ying Liu, Associate Director of of the W&M Confucius Institute

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 TBA TBA