Study Abroad in China: Sport and Exercise Science provides a unique opportunity to students who are interested in learning an international perspective on sport and exercise science. Participants will experience a two-week cultural immersion at Beijing Sport University, our host university in Beijing and the top university on sport and exercise science in China.

Participants will explore Chinese culture by taking Chinese language and history classes, Taichi classes, and traditional Chinese medicine and massage classes. Participants will also have plenty of opportunities to interact and play sports with Chinese students. In addition, participants will visit historical and cultural sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the temple of heaven, and the Olympic Plaza, among others. Participants will learn the similarities and differences in sport/exercise and its cultural influence between China and the U.S., and also study the impact of the Beijing Olympic Games on sport and exercise in China.


Participants will stay in comfortable, double occupancy rooms at the International Student House at Beijing Sport University, our host university in Beijing, China.


Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.


The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in all majors who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.