May 17 - July 26, 2019
- Date of departure from U.S.: May 17, 2019
- First day of classes: May 20, 2018
- Last day of final exams: July 26, 2019
- Date of return to U.S.: July 27, 2019
Program Fee*: $3860.00 for one session and $6000.00 for both sessions
Tuition: $2,001.60 ($333.60 per credit hour for six credit hours) [one session] or $4,003.20 ($333.60 per credit hour for 12 credit hours) [two sessions] (in-state); Based on summer 2018 credit hours.
Out-of-state students pay an additional $250. * subject to change.
Student Fees: $651 (same for FY 18-19)
*Airfare not included.
The application is available online at http://oie.gatech.edu/sa/application. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Enrollment in the program is limited to 20 students per session, so students are encouraged to apply ASAP.
This program is a collaboration between the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Peking University (PKU). It is designed for third and fourth year BME students who are interested in an international experience in a multicultural learning environment. All courses will be taught by Georgia Tech faculty in English. Courses taught in the second session will also be attended by PKU BME students.Students participating in both sessions will also have the option to participate in an undergraduate research experience in the laboratory of a member of the PKU BME faculty. Field trips to biomedical device companies (e.g. GE Healthcare and Siemens Healthcare) and hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai will complement the classroom studies and allow students to gain insight into the field of biomedical engineering in China.
Beijing, formerly known as Peking, is the Capital of the People’s Republic of China. Lying 70 miles west of Bo Hai Sea, it borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east and Tianjin to the southeast. With a history of more than 3,000 years, Beijing offers a staggering array of attractions including the resplendent Forbidden City; the majestic Tiananmen Square (the world's largest public square); the grand meandering Great Wall, and Beihai Park (Beijing's oldest imperial garden). It's a remarkable city offering an abundance of ancient and modern architecture, temples, gardens, and museums and a variety of colorful local flavors and customs. Few cities have the unique historical charm of Beijing. Its wide thoroughfares, magnificent gate tower and memorial arch, and grand palaces all speak to the extensive history of this city. It also stands as a symbol of China's grandeur, history and culture.
Students may participate in one or both sessions. All students must register for 9 - 12 credit hours.
- BMED 3600R Physiology of Cellular and Molecular Systems [3 credits, prereq: BMED 3100]
- BMED 4803RB Intro to Biomechanics (BMED 3400 replacement) [3 credits]
- BMED 4833R Special Topics - Global Health Engineering [3 credits]
Session 1 and/or 2
- BMED 4699R Undergraduate Research [3 credits]
- BMED 4901R Special Problems [3 credits]
Students participating in both sessions may register for BMED 4699R Undergraduate Research for 3 credits.
Payment Schedules and Cancellation Policy
The payment schedule for the program fee is as follows:
- February 15th - Application and $500 deposit are due
- February 27th - 1st payment of the program fee (50% of remaining balance) is due
- March 31st - 2nd payment of the program fee (remaining balance) is due
Tuition and student fees are due on the dates published on the Bursar's Calendar.
Students who choose not to participate in the program after submitting an application will be subject to the following fee schedule if their place in the program cannot be filled by a student on the waitlist:
- Students canceling before January 15th will lose their $500.00 deposit.
- Students canceling from January 15th to February 15th must pay 30% of the program fee.
- Students canceling from February 16th to March 31st must pay 60% of the program fee.
- Students canceling after March 31st must pay 100% of the program fee.
If you weren’t able to join the Beijing Summer Study Abroad program meeting on 10/25/18, here is the video from that. It starts a little late, but you will get to hear most of what Dr. Margulies has to say in her introductory comments.
For more information contact Prof. Paul Benkeser (email@example.com).