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  • Locations: Hangzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Fees: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: All UWRF students, Non-UWRF students Internship Credits Available: Possible with special arrangements
Language Courses Offered: Yes
Program Description:
Experience China

Program Overview:

Hangzhou, China is home to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Experience China program, where students throughout the University of Wisconsin system and beyond live and take classes during either the fall or spring semester. Students life in a safe and well-supported learning community on the campus of Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU). Classes are taught in English by American and Chinese professors. In addition to classes, students' experiences are enriched by educational excursions to local points of interest, such as gorgeous pagodas, or historic temples and gardens that have served as inspiration for Chinese poets and painters for centuries. Students participate in exchanges with Chinese students in the English Language Corner, a host buddy program, and are allowed ample opportunities for independent travel.
Yuyuan Garden


The Experience China (ExC) program is located in the Fang Cao Yuan Hotel on the ZISU campus. The campus is centrally located in the beautiful city of Hangzhou, China. Hangzhou is located in the Zhejiang Province of China and is an ancient Chinese capital described by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and splendid city in the world". Hangzhou is most well-known for the famous West Lake, a beautiful oasis just fifteen minutes from the ExC program location. The city also offers innumerable museums, markets, and other cultural offerings. A high speed rail line allows program participants to travel to China's largest city, Shanghai, in less than an hour.


All courses in the ExC program are taught in a module format. In this format courses are taught one at a time, in three-week blocks. The module courses are designed to accommodate experiential learning that maximizes participants' international setting and surroundings. Every participant will enroll in the required ExC core courses during Module One and Two. These courses are designed to education students about Chinese culture specifically, and cultural learning more broadly. An optional, but highly encouraged, Mandarin language course is offered during Module Three which runs through the entirety of the semester. Language instruction is offered at multiple levels from beginner to intermediate. Modules Four and Five of the program offer a rotating curriculum, with multiple courses to choose from. These courses range from general education to more major-specific offerings. You can view more information about specific course offering on the ExC website here.

Participants will register for their courses through UWRF (with the exception of UW-Stout, UW-Superior, and UW-Parkside students who will register directly on their home campus).


A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
Chinese kites

Photo Gallery:

Visit our program website here to see what life abroad with ExC is like!

Housing & Meals:

All program participants will live in shared accommodations in the Fang Cao Yuan Hotel. Rooms in the hotel will be standard hotel rooms with two students per room. All rooms are furnished with single beds, a shared dresser and closet, and en-suite toilet and shower facilities. Bed linens and towels are provided.

All program participants will receive a meal card with pre-loaded credit on it. The credit is the equivalent of approximately fifteen meals/week in the ZISU on-campus dining hall. Many restaurants and markets are available in the immediate vicinity of campus as well.

Travel Arrangements:

All program participants are responsible for arranging their own airfare but program transportation is provided from the Shanghai airport to the Fang Cao Yuan hotel in Hangzhou. Participants' program fee includes a transportation pass for travel throughout Hangzhou.

Additional Information:

For more information, visit The ExC program's web page at

How to Apply:

Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.