College partners to open a new study abroad center in Chengdu, China

Merrimack College is excited to announce that it will be partnering with Fairleigh Dickinson University, Concordia University Chicago, Norwich University, and Sichuan University as the new Chengdu American Study Abroad Center will open. This center will be managed by G-MEO, a leader in Chinese study abroad programs.

The center will be located on the Sichuan University campus, in the bustling city of Chengdu, populated by 14 million people. The city of Chengdu is known for it’s spicy cuisine as well as being the home of “China’s Giant Panda”. During their study abroad program, students will have the unique opportunities to visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and see a live panda cub up close.

A multitude of courses will be offered for students during this semester-long study abroad program in disciplines including business, communication, science, humanities, social science, and criminal justice as well as Chinese language and culture. Due to the Chinese New Year celebrations, the center will run on a modified academic calendar from February 25 to May 29, 2013.

Additionally, students will be able to apply for internships at different Chengdu corporations, home to a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. These unique internships will help students enhance their academic experience as well as their resumes. Students will also be able to take part in service opportunities through local non-governmental organizations.

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