Salisbury Abroad: Anqing, China program offers students the opportunity to spend
a semester in one of the world's most ancient civilizations and one of the XXI
political and economic powerhouses. SU students study
Chinese language alongside courses in Chinese History and Culture in English in
the ancient and modern city of Anqing, Anhui province. Central China is an
ideal location to reveal the secrets of this powerful nation. Traditional
ancient China continues to thrive in the region (several scenes from the film
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" were filmed not far away) alongside the
bustling activity of post-modern capitalist China. Students pay their regular SU
tuition and fees and the equivalent of room and board at SU for the same
services in China. You just throw in the airfare and some spending money.
students study two courses of intensive Chinese language alongside courses in
English on Chinese History and Culture. Students earn SU credits and GPA.
They are not transfer credits. Two of the courses can be applied to
General Education credits. Full course descriptions
CITY OF ANQING: The
city of Anqing was originally founded during the Han Dynasty, 200 BC. For
170 years starting during the Qing Dynasty in the mid
1700's through the early years of the People's Republic, Anqing was the
capital city and the center of Anhui provincial politics, economy and culture.
Anqing is home to one of four ancient operatic
traditions in China, the Huangmei Opera. The Huangmei Opera inspired another of
the famous traditions, the Peking Opera. Today, Anqing is a bustling metropolis of 6
million. It is strategically located in the
south western part of Anhui province, at the central, lower reaches of the
Yangtze River, where the three provinces; Anhui, Hubei and Jiangxi meet.
of China here.
Anqing is a
garden-like Chinese city with a rich national
historical and cultural legacy. In
addition to the Huangmei Opera tradition, Anqing is a regional Buddhist center
for central China, attracting Buddhist faithful from hundreds of miles in all
four directions to the Yingjiang Temple overlooking
the Yangtze river.
You can read more about Anqing at the Anhui Province's
ANQING TEACHERS COLLEGE:
Anqing Teachers College is a comprehensive university of
approximately 15,000 students offering undergraduate degrees in 39 majors and 4
different graduate degrees in areas as disparate as humanities, education,
economics, and science. The University has a long and illustrious history.
In 1897, the Jing
Fu Academy of Classical Learning (established in 1652)
moved to Anqing, marking the beginning of the University's history in Anqing.
Over the next 100 years the University evolved through many changes until the
founding of the Anqing Teachers College in 1980. The
older Linghu campus remains on the
southern bank of Linghu Lake with
buildings from the original Jing Fu Academy
still in use. The new
Longshan campus was opened in 2004
and is located in the Town of Great Dragon Mountain in
the northern suburbs
of Anqing. It is the largest
gated University campus in Anhui Province.
The campus is built around Shuanglong
lake with five bridges of different
architectural styles crossing the lake.
More information and photos of the campus are available at the University's
on the Salisbury Abroad: Anqing, China program live
in a modern single-occupancy on-campus apartment alongside international faculty
on the new gated Longshan campus. The apartments have private baths, a
private washing machine, tv and a small kitchenette with microwave, hot pot, and
You can see photos of both the new Longshan campus and the original downtown
Linghu campus here.
Students fly in to
Shanghai before continuing on to Anqing. Throughout the semester there are
ample opportunities for travel throughout China. Anqing airport offers
flights throughout the country. The capital of Anhui province, Hefei is
two hours away by bus. From Hefei, low-cost, high-speed rail service is
available to the historic former capital of Nanjing and on to Shanghai.
Anqing itself is full of opportunities to discover both the new and the
traditional China. City attractions include the Huangmei Opera,
Zhengfeng Pagoda, and Yingjiang Temple.
In the Anhui
countryside within a day's travel from Anqing students can visit
Mount Huangshan, famous for its
towering pines and hot springs;
Mount Jiuhua, one of four
holy Buddhist Mountains in China; Mount Tian Zhu, also
a well-known scenic spot.
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MARYLAND SISTER STATES
PROGRAM: The state of Maryland and the
province of Anhui, China have enjoyed a long
relationship as Sister States dating back to 1980.
The Sister State relationship is managed by the Office
of the Maryland Secretary of State. The
Maryland-Anhui relationship is the oldest of Maryland's
ten Sister State relationships. SU is proud to
play a small role in the cultural, educational, civic,
and commercial exchange that the Sister State Program
seeks to cultivate.
For more information on the Maryland Sister States
Program, see the Program website.
for the Salisbury Abroad: Anqing, China program
are $7625. Costs include all tuition
and fees at Salisbury
University and Anqing Teachers
College, single occupancy housing
in a modern on-campus apartment with private bath, washing machine, tv, and
small kitchenette (microwave, wok, hot pot), and full board on Longshan campus. Costs not included are international airfare,
optional program travel, visa and passport fees,
books, and spending money. This cost is comparable to
that paid by an
in-state student paying for one semester of tuition and fees, on-campus
housing and full board at the SU main campus in
Admission is competitive and
enrollment is limited. Students will be admitted on a
rolling basis until the program is full. Once the
program is full, accepted
students will be placed on a waiting list.
The application deadline is
March 15 for Fall semester (or Fall and Spring
for Spring semester.
In addition to
the application form interested students should submit
the following directly to the program director:
unofficial transcript demonstrating overall Grade
Point Average of 2.5
- A 300 word
typed essay answering the question: "How will
my participation in the
Salisbury Abroad: China program
contribute significantly to my academic career and
influence future plans? ",
faculty recommendation form from a faculty member who
knows the student well.
form available here.