Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

Language requirement: None.

GPA requirement: 2.5 cumulative

Priority deadline: December 8, 2014 for priority consideration

Approximate Program Dates

May 27 July 25, 2015


Location: Hangzhou, China

Affiliated Institution: Zheijang University

Trips/Excursions: Guided tour of places of interest in the region, industrial and cultural visits (to be determined)


Two engineering courses offered for six credits taught by UW faculty, plus one credit of E ASIAN 299 (Directed Study).

Engineering course offerings change each summer. For summer 2015, the program expects to offer EPD 397 (Technical Communication) and ME 306 (Mechanics of Materials).


Cost: Approximately $4,000, which covers tuition, housing, health insurance, student ID card, technical visits and excursions.

In addition, students will need to budget approximately $2,000 for airfare to and from the site, meals and personal travel.


Housing: On-campus dormitory in single or double rooms with a shared bath
Meals: On-campus cafeterias and local restaurants


Students should be aware of the following things, which affect eligibility for this program.

  • Grade of AB or higher in ESL 118 (if taken) is required
  • Grade of B or higher in Comm A
  • Priority will be given to students without prior experience in Asia
  • Priority will be given to students who will enroll in all courses offered
  • Grade of B or higher in all prerequisite courses is required

Steps to Apply
1) Complete the summer program application.
2) Complete the IESP Application Cover Sheet (PDF or Word).
3) Apply for a summer program scholarship (optional; due with application).

If you have an up-to-date passport please submit a copy of it with your application, otherwise apply immediately.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.