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Johnson C. Smith University Students Travel to China

Charlotte, N.C. (June 20, 2013) – Four students from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) will travel to China on June 28 as part of the  Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: An Advanced and Intensive Training Program in Modern Chinese Language and Culture.

The students will study at Capital Normal University in Beijing until July 20, then fly to Guangzhou where they will be part of a program at Guangdong Baiyun University.   

Also participating in the study abroad experience are seven students from Queens University, four from UNC-Charlotte and one from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. They will be accompanied by JCSU’s Xia Cao, with the Government Sponsored Programs and Research Department and Xiaosong He, professor of Chinese.

 The program is available for the next two summers to students from Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University and the surrounding universities and colleges in the Charlotte area.

The collaborative effort is administered by the College of Arts and Letters at JCSU and managed by the Smith Institute Center for Excellence in Global Education at Johnson C. Smith University. “We look forward to this unique global opportunity to collaborate with our university partners and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools,” said Eubanks, Adelheid Eubanks, director of liberal education and international studies. “This language emersion experience falls in line with our mission to offer a global education experience to every student.”

Johnson C. Smith University provides students with a free passport and an opportunity to study abroad at 11 countries around the world.


Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 23 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the University’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility.          




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