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1. Posted by 617jetset (Budding Member, 32 posts) 24 Mar '08 20:52

Hello everyone. I have the opportunity to study in China for 3.5 weeks this June through my school (University of Massachusetts at Boston). The entire cost will be about $3,500 and so far I have saved up $2,300 so I am almost there. I know this may be a bit off topic but I thought I would give it a try: Does anyone know of any webistes to search for grants/scholarships that would be geared specifically to studying abroad? Does anyone have any experience with this? I am trying to find a way to finance the rest of my trip without having to ask my parents. Any help that you could give me about this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

-David

2. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru, 155 posts) 25 Mar '08 10:36

3,500 dollars is pretty expensive for a 3 and half week trip. Does it include plane tickets and everything? Will you be traveling around? Contact the Asian studies department at your school, they might be able to help.

Mike

3. Posted by 617jetset (Budding Member, 32 posts) 25 Mar '08 21:14

Yes this price includes EVERYTHING (flight, lodging, meals, 6 undergraduate credits towards my degree, transport within China, and about $500 for spending money). The Asian-studies dept. at my school does not have any financial support for the students as far as I have heard. The school fee is already discounted due to a grant from the Chinese govt. to promote international study in China.

4. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member, 212 posts) 26 Mar '08 04:01

Where in China are you going to be? You could always do a little teaching? Most schools want a min of a six month contract but some uni's will employ you short term. But then you have to consider the whole 'working visa' thing.

5. Posted by Yonizzel (Budding Member, 4 posts) 15 May '08 23:42

I am studying abroad in Shanghai this semester with USAC, their program is great, and right now I am teaching english in a small city called Taiyuan. Anyways I have a blog at [snip] feel free to check it out, and if you have any questions you can ask them on the blog and I will answer them, 100% guarantee :)

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6. Posted by leon.chen (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 24 May '08 10:31

David, I guess it's much easier to make more money in USA than China. Anyway, you could try to be an English in China.

7. Posted by xpat123 (Inactive, 7 posts) 25 May '08 11:28

China is a huge country to explore yourself.I will be delighted to help you with your job here and you do not need to carry so much money.here you can get teaching or intern job easily and can earn while staying.Due to language barrier,if you do not get involved in some intern or job,you may end up spending more without knowing much sources.Private schhols always milk money,i suggest you to join some govt or province owned schoool,they are not only cheap but will guide you for free,will make numerous good chinese teachers and students and for visa and other self issues,you will be always safe.it will be cheaper,chances will be there and you will always feel great.
let me tell you if you come to this land,you will get a great favour from people and their curiousity to know about you,also will like to come again and again.Chian is a very good place to live in,just choose where and how to go and whom to contact,thats really important before you come.Best ofluck for your china tour.Any help needed,will be there

8. Posted by 617jetset (Budding Member, 32 posts) 25 May '08 14:00

Thank everyone for your replies. However, I think some people missunderstood my post. I am going to China to study with my university; I am not looking to work there. The money I needed was to pay tmy tuition fees but after some saving and some help from my grandparents I am al set and the trip is paid for. I am leaving Thursday. Can't wait!! Thanks again for everyone's help.

-David