This program is funded by a generous contribution from Viterbi Alumnus Feng Deng, who understands the importance of collaborative exchanges between two outstanding research institutions. The goal of this program is to provide students who have had very little exposure to China or Chinese culture with opportunities to learn more about the country, culture, and research approaches.
This is a highly selective undergraduate research program, with a limit on the number of students selected to participate.
If chosen to participate in the program, you are expected to be flexible, adaptable, committed to academics, and able to appreciate the unique differences of cultures in China. If selected, you will serve as an ambassador of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Benefits of Research Abroad
- Conduct research at Tsinghua University
- Matched with a current Tsinghua faculty member
- Partner with a Tsinghua student
- Explore Chinese culture through immersive experiences
- Gain a more global perspective of engineering
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Selection: Mid-December 2019 – Early January 2020
Program: 6 weeks, June – July 2020
Current USC copy of your STARS report, supplemented by a list of any recently completed courses not yet posted
One recommendation letter from USC faculty indicating why they are supporting you to conduct research in China
Statement of your interests in doing research over the summer in China
Information on research you have been involved with to-date either on campus or through other program
Copy of your most recent resume
Please note: You must be a Viterbi student at time of application and at the start of the program to be eligible.
Applications for Summer 2019 are due November 15, 2019
This program did not only provide a lot of academic and professional development, but also personal development.Wilson Lin
These six weeks at Tsinghua University and Beijing have widened my horizons and worldview.Kai Yamamoto
The best part of my experience this summer was the chance to immerse myself in a new culture.Kelsey Kelliher
My research experience at Tsinghua was a growth-stimulating experience not only intellectually, but also culturally, and even at times emotionally.Michael Caselden
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Welcome Reception & Campus Tour