Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad

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About the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad

The Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad is located in the capital of Sichuan Province. Students can choose to study at the Center for an academic year, semester, summer, or internship only. While at the Chengdu American Center, students will study with a mix of American and Chinese students. There are also plenty of opportunities to see and experience the city of Chengdu and its culture. A visit to the popular Giant Panda Research Center is a must, especially when in the hometown of the panda!

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G-MEO has created an English language, US-style learning environment, The Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad. Located in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China's Southwest, the Center is the pioneering idea of Global Maximum Educational Opportunities, Inc. Co-founder and Chairman Dr. David Chang. The Chengdu Center works with American UniversityConcordia UniversityFairleigh Dickinson UniversityNazareth College, and Norwich University as Principal Partners, which offer a range of their courses every semester at the Center, making credits easy to transfer.

Dr. Ge Honglin, the Mayor of Chengdu, looks forward to welcoming all American students from member institutions of the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad (Click here to see a copy of his welcome letter in English).

Enrollment at the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad is open to students from membership institutions only. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Study Abroad Office at your university. Applications for the Spring semester are being accepted until November 1st, and for the Fall semester are being accepted until April 15th for each year.

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David Chang

Dr. David C. Chang was named the ninth President of New York Polytechnic University (now known as NYU Tandon School of Engineering) on July 1, 1994, and was appointed Chancellor in July 2005. In addition to being a full professor at his home institution, Dr. Chang also holds honorary professorships at five major universities in China.

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  • NY Office Phone: 929-238-2840
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  • Address: 5 West 37th Street, Suite 210
    New York, NY 10018
  • Chengdu American Center Phone+86 (028) 8550 2761
  • Address: No.17, Section 13, Ren Min South Road, Chengdu, China 610044
  • (Search on Baidu Maps, or search Chengdu American Center directly on Google Maps due to Google search restriction in China)


Vanshika Reddy, Summer Session I 2019

Study abroad in China

Chengdu. OMG, I absolutely loved spending my time here. Before coming to China I was warned by so many people, they told me I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the food, it’s dangerous and other stuff like that but after experiencing China I can say that it is amazing, safe, friendly and the food, I can go on about it. I have made some amazing friends and had some of the most memorable moments here. The locals encouraged me when I tried speaking Chinese and would just laugh in a very friendly manner to make me feel comfortable. For commencement, all of the students who were taking a Chinese class had to perform or do something and guess what I took the basic Chinese class. We had to talk about us using the Chinese we learned but standing on stage and speaking was the most nervous and confident I have ever been. It’s only been four weeks and the amount I have learned and grown cannot be measured. Even if I had the chance to change my decision of going to China I wouldn’t have changed it.
—Vanshika Reddy, from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Megan Choi, Summer Session I 2019

Study abroad in China

“Being in China didn’t really give me any culture shock because this is my sixth time visiting China. However, this is my first time without any parents/family and it’s a completely different experience. When I’m with my family, I’m towed around from place to place, so I’m not really able to explore, but studying abroad here, especially with a huge group of friends gives me the chance to explore and dive deeper into the Chinese culture and daily life. I definitely don’t regret choosing to spend my only free summer studying abroad, and I’m really happy I chose the Gmeo program because of I have so much time after class to just walk around with my friends and see new things.”
—Megan Choi, from Stevens Institute of Technology

Margaret Poulos, Summer Session II 2019
G-MEO Student's Voice: Margaret Poulos, Summer Session II “So much has happened this week…and to think, I still have three weeks to go! After my first week of classes, my friend Anna and I decided to visit the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. It was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed learning about the history behind the clay army, both in my History of the Silk Roads class and from the museum in Xi’an. Anna and I stayed at a hostel in town and had a great time learning how to make dumplings, too. We left Xi’an on Saturday to head to Huayin City to complete the most dangerous hike in the world, the hike up Mount Huashan, and conquer the infamous Death Plank. Unfortunately, the Death Plank was closed that week but the sunrise was still breathtaking. I wouldn’t trade this first week of experiences for anything and I can’t wait to see what’s to come!
— Margaret Poulos, from Carroll University

Christina Batista, Spring 2019
17Kindness in the Chinese culture never ceases to amaze me. The family we visited was so open and willing to both share and learn! The amalgamation of our cultures was truly a sight to behold. I can’t wait to experience more!”
— Christina Batista, from Fairleigh Dickinson University

Kyler Grimes, Summer Session I 2019

G-MEO Student's Voice: Kyler Grimes, SSI

“Every day I stay here in Chengdu it makes me NOT want to go home more and more. Meeting new friends and exploring the city is the most fun I’ve ever had. The friends I have made here have become my second family.”
—Kyler Grimes, from Norwich University