Arizona in Hangzhou: Chinese Culture and Buddhism

Arizona in Hangzhou: Chinese Culture and Buddhism
Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25early Juneearly JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Hangzhou, the capital and most prosperous city in China’s Zhejiang Province, is an emerging technology hub and is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. This program offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand China's dynamic Buddhist Tea culture.


Tentative Summer 2019 dates: 6/3/19-6/7/19 On-line; 6/10/19-7/3/19 Abroad

Please do not buy your airline tickets until you have received instructions from UA Study Abroad.


Students will have the opportunity to enroll in two courses:

  • EAS 295: Tea & Chinese Culture (3 credits)
  • EAS 484B: East Asian Buddhism: Focus on the Hangzhou Region (3 credits)

For students who have already completed one of these courses, an independent study option is available.


The faculty lead will interview all program applicants. Non-UA students may interview by telephone.

NOTE: This program is limited to a maximum of 10 students. The 10 students accepted will receive $1,000 in funding to help defray program costs. The funding will be issued by the academic unit and applied as a stipend to students Bursar's accounts.


Students will live in a monastery connected to the Hangzhou Buddhist Academy.

Please note that the meals served in the monastery will be vegetarian, and absolutely no alcohol is permitted on the premises.

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Scholarship Information

In addition to scholarship found in our Resource section on the study abroad website, please also consider the following:

Confucius Institute Scholarships (details TBD).

Freeman Asia, a scholarship specific for students going to Asia

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