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UF in China - Traditional Medicine & Agriculture
Beijing, China; Chongqing, China; Xi'an, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018
03/15/2018 05/12/2018 05/27/2018

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Anuja Parikh
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: ALS 4404
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Program Description:

UF in China - Traditional Medicine & Agriculture

Summer A: May 12 - 27, 2018

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About the Program

Through this program you will gain exposure to Chinese culture, landscape, technology, science, and agriculture. Emphases are placed on visiting key cultural sites including the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Terra Cotta soldiers as well as specialized visits to learn about Chinese traditional medicine and Chinese agriculture/citriculture. The program seeks to build bridges between UF students with Chinese students, professors, and non-academic people (including learning some simple Chinese language for daily communications) in a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a still largely unexplored (by US students) country and its people and culture.

About the Location

You will explore various cities in China including Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Wulan Mountains, Dazu Rock Caves, Jianxi City, and Ruijin City.


This program is field and site visit intensive including visits to 1) Chinese traditional medicine museum, herbariums, and universities, 2) Chinese agricultural sites including citriculture and other modern technological agricultural centers and universities, and 3) Chinese cultural and scenic sites. You will enjoy trips to the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Wulan Mountains, Xi'an, and Dazu Caves amongst others.

LEARN about Chinese history, business culture, politics and current events

EXPERIENCE sites of historical and cultural importance

CONNECT with Chinese students and professors


Course Information

Course taught by UF Faculty

ALS 4404/5905: Traditional Medicine and Agriculture in China (3 UF credits)
The syllabus for this course can be found here: ALS4404 Syllabus.doc


  • open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Students in good standing
  • Short 1/2 page essay 


All accommodations will be provided for the duration of the program.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this program, including scholarships. Most financial aid that you would receive on campus can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program. Meet with our financial aid advisor, Allison Costa, to determine what financial aid can be applied. (


2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,500 
2018 Graduate Program Fee:  $4,748

A $350 non-refundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application.
The remaining fees due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 3 UF GPA credits, accommodation, most meals, all excursions & travel within China, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance for the duration of the program.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Anuja Parikh

Faculty Program Director
Nemat O. Keyhandi


Nian Wang


This program is currently not accepting applications.