China

China

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Student teaching placements are made in the city of Zibo in Shandong Province. Zibo is located 200 miles south of Beijing. Students typically live in either homestay accommodations or small apartments arranged by the school.

For more information about China, please visit: 

Costs and Scholarships

Program costs vary depending on your home campus. Exact costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Estimates are in U.S. Dollars and subject to foreign currency exchange rates.

  • IU Bloomington Students

    There are a number of scholarships available for IU Bloomington students who participate in Global Gateway, some up to $4000.

    • Tuition and fees: Most IU Bloomington students will cover this cost with their regular tuition, though some exceptions may apply.
    • Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Visa Processing Fees: $140+
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1200 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $125+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $2700 – $3500*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as insurance

  • Guest Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a guest campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Tuition and fees: Students from guest campuses pay for three credit hours:
      • Undergraduate Indiana Resident: $299.19 per credit hour
      • Undergraduate Non-Resident: $1098.13 per credit hour
    • Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Visa Processing Fees: $140+
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1200 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $125+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    Indiana Resident: $3597.57 – $4397.57*
    Non-Resident: $5994.39 – $6794.39*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as insurance

  • Partner Campus Students

    Not sure if you're from a partner campus? Find out here.
    Check with your campus financial aid office for available scholarships and grants.

    • Placement Fee: $900
    • Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
    • Passport: $110 + cost of photos, shipping
    • Visa Processing Fees: $140+
    • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1200 – $2000 + travel insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Room & Board (weekly):  $125+
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  In-country travel, calling cards/plans, eating out, gifts, souvenirs, sundries, etc.
    • Other Considerations:  Professional Liability Insurance, Medical Coverage

    Estimated total for 8-week stay:
    $3600 – $4400*
    *does not include miscellaneous personal expenses and other optional costs, such as insurance

Teaching Responsibilities

Students will teach conversational and written English to a variety of grade levels. Further, it may be possible to fulfill practicum requirements in China for the ESL/ENL license addition.

Other Considerations

Proficiency in Chinese is not required, but participants are encouraged to learn basic words and phrases before they leave for their placement. Participation is not limited to students pursuing the ESL/ENL license addition.

Contact Us

For more program information, contact:

Amara Stuehling, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
astuehli@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8529