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The Ontario/Jiangsu Student Exchange Program provides opportunities in China from four weeks to eight months.

OJS Student Exchange Program

Students normally participate in either a one-semester or two-semester exchange. You don’t have to be fluent in Chinese to study in China. Our partner universities in Jiangsu Province offer more than five dozen programs in English. Chances are, at least one university and program in Jiangsu will match your needs and interests.

Exchange is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at participating Ontario universities.

OJS Summer Research Program (SRP)
  • independent research in practically any field, under the supervision of a professor at one of the university partners in Jiangsu
  • May – August, minimum of three months
  • available to students who have completed at least two years of university
  • each of the partner universities in Jiangsu hosts SRP students
OJS Intensive Mandarin Course
  • for students with basic Mandarin wanting to improve their language capacity
  • course dates and details to be confirmed
  • host university to be confirmed
OJS Chinese Language and Culture Program
  • learn some Mandarin and explore China’s art, culture, crafts and food
  • four weeks: late June  – late July 27, 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed)
  • hosted by Yangzhou University
  • no knowledge of Mandarin required
  • program fee about 3400RMB (about CAD$680)
  • accommodation about 1400RMB (about CAD$280, double room with air-conditioning and bathroom)
  • see here for the most recent program description
OJS Summer Food Culture Program
  • consisting of more than 20 lectures, several tours and visits (including Shanghai), activities with local students, and—of course—many tasty opportunities, the program aims to deepen the understanding of food culture in China
  • four weeks: May 17 – June 13, 2020
  • hosted by Jiangnan University, Wuxi
  • program fee about USD$2000, all-inclusive except return airfare
  • for a program description, see here for the most recent information
OJS Summer Design School
  • interdisciplinary practice for design students to create a unique cultural experience of Chinese culture, designed to create an interdisciplinary practice for design students from various backgrounds, to explore the different emerging issues along with new technologies and services, and to create a unique cultural experience of the traditional and the new cultures in China
    • Part I: Public Art Practice, a two-week short course that explores the crafts and traditions of the local ceramics and sculptures, as well as how public art pieces integrate into the modern city
    • Part II: The application of service design tools and methods to address a social problem or an emerging issue
  • four weeks (mid June – mid July, 2020; exact dates to be confirmed)
  • hosted by Jiangnan University, Wuxi
  • program fee about USD$2000, all-inclusive except return airfare
  • for a program description, see here

For the regular exchange and the Summer Research Program, participating students must have completed 2 years of a recognized degree at their home university. Exchange students will pay tuition at their home university and will be exempt from paying tuition at the host university. However, host universities may charge certain incidental administrative fees (e.g., health insurance, meal card, etc.). Exchange students will be responsible for their expenses abroad, including travel, room and board, health and accident insurance, miscellaneous incidental expenses that may be required by the host university, and other living expenses. Participating students are responsible for all aspects — academic, legal, medical, etc. — of their participation in the program. Students are responsible for arranging any transfer of credits to their home university.

Students who have completed their first year are eligible for the summer programs other than the Summer Research Program. The summer programs (other than the Summer Research Program) charge program fees. The program fees include teaching, accommodation, meals (as noted for each program) and program-related travel.

The application forms for all programs are to be found on the Apply page.

OJS Programs general information