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  • Locations: Shenzhen, China
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
  • Program Director: Schedule an Appointment
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: NDI Summer Program Recommended GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Dormitory Language Prerequisite: None
College: College of Engineering Language of Instruction: English
Class Level While Abroad: Junior, Sophomore Language Courses Offered: No
Minimum Credit Load: 6 Program Director: Hong Zhu
Special Opportunities: Research Eligible Majors: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Program Length: 6-8 weeks
Program Information:
China Engineering

Program Dates: June 24 - August 11, 2018

The China Summer Engineering Program at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), located in Shenzhen, China, offers University of Notre Dame students from the College of Engineering an opportunity to apply their engineering skills on a corporate-sponsored design project alongside students from SUSTech in China. While it is an Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering program, it is open to a limited number of non-AME students.

Participants of the China Summer Engineering Program will work together with SUSTech students in international teams to work on engineering projects. Past project sponsors have included General Electric, Timken, or other companies. This is a seven-week program for which participating Notre Dame students will receive six credits, equivalent to two courses at the University of Notre Dame. Participants will reside at SUSTech for the duration of the program. Successful project completion will require effective global and cross-cultural collaboration, providing participants a unique opportunity to develop their international teamwork skills.

2018 Summer Engineering Program.pdf

Eligibility Requirements
  • Sophomore or Junior College of Engineering students at the University of Notre Dame (Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering major preferred due to the nature of the projects)
  • A strong academic record
  • Students should possess motivation, emotional maturity, and an aptitude for adapting to new environments.

Program Fee
$8,000 (An automatic scholarship of $1500 is available to accepted students.)

Program fee covers the following:
  • Six Credits from the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Housing at SUSTech
  • All program-sponsored activities
  • Ground transportation for academic field trips
  • GeoBlue International Insurance coverage for the length of the program

Program fee does not include international flight to and from China, pre-departure expenses (e.g., passports, visas, immunizations, etc.), meals, and out-of-pocket expenses during the program. SUSTech will issue program acceptance letters as required for visa applications. In addition, all students should bring money to cover personal expenses such as laundry, phone, shopping, activities outside of the classroom, etc.

An automatic scholarship of $1500 is available to accepted students through engineering department. No application is necessary.
Additional funding is available through the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies.
Interested students should apply directly through the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

Additional support from academic units and the program may also be available. 

Financial assistance for summer study abroad programs is limited to private educational loans or the Federal PLUS (Parent) loan. University Scholarship is not offered for summer study abroad.

Information and application procedures are available on the
Office of Financial Aid website. Please note the April 25th deadline for some summer loan applications.

Important Dates and Deadlines

June 23, 2018:          Depart from the U.S.
June 24, 2018:          Arrive in Shenzhen, China
June 25, 2018:          Program begins at SUSTech
August 11, 2018:      Depart from China and return to the U.S.

Additional Details
Housing: Students will live on campus at SUSTech University.
Meals: Program participants will be responsible for their own meals, approximately $10/day.
Visas: Participants will receive acceptance letters from SUSTech. It will be the student’s responsibility to apply for a student visa at the appropriate Chinese Consulate prior to the start of the program. Guidance on visa applications will be provided during pre-departure meetings.
Airfare and Air Travel Arrangements: Program participants will be responsible for arranging their own air travel. However, they are highly encouraged to wait until after the first pre-departure meeting before making travel arrangements. Anthony Travel is the recommended agent for booking.
Pre-departure Orientation and Services: Students are required to participate in orientation sessions provided by Notre Dame International. The orientation sessions will cover important cultural and safety information for program participants.

Application Instructions
  • Complete the Study Abroad Application Questionnaire and submit your application by February 7.
  • Rector reference will be requested by the Study Abroad office

If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months of your anticipated program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. You can get more information about obtaining and renewing passports here: United States Postal Service

This program is currently not accepting applications.