Short-term Programs

Application guide for 2018 Summer Short-term Program

All short-term programsare designed and taught by CUG faculty members with focus on geology, environmental sciences, hydrology, gemology, engineering, management, sports and Chinese language study during the summer vacation. By stepping on the mysterious scientific geological route and experiencing a unique ethnic culture, students can not only broaden their visions and increase their knowledge, but also truly feel the glamour of great mountains and rivers in Hubei and the harmonious blending between geological environments and folk culture. Moreover, the program will provide a perfect platform which can help improve students’ Chinese communication skills and let them experience CUG campus life. You will have opportunities to meet friends from all over the world. Welcome to CUG and enjoy a distinct and fantastic holiday.

Programs Overview

China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) provides the international students with various forms of short-term programs all year around.

★ Professional Geology Field Practice Program

★ Chinese Language & Regional Culture Immersion Program

★ Chinese Jewelry Business Immersion Program

★ Professional Geographic Information System Immersion Program

★ Professional Wild Survival Program

Program Highlights

★Great chance to study at the national key university in China

★Comprehensive language programs available from beginners to advanced level

★Well-balanced program design

★Equipped with experienced and professional instructors

★Award with Completion Certificate and Official Recommendation Letter for excellent performance

★Experience the urban lifestyle in China’s central high-speed developing city

Major Courses

(1)Professional Geology Field Practice Program

Professional courses: including basic theoretical courses such as geology, hydro-geology, environmental science and engineering geology; Field trip courses about specimen collection, analysis processing methods and skills; Cutting-edge seminars and lectures on the first-hand practical experience and instruction from the seasoned professors in this field.

Field Trip: According to the design of the curriculum, there will be an in-depth field trip to the lands which nourish Jingchu culture, and conduct the geological field work. Meanwhile, through visits to the Geological Park in China, students will explore the geological relics and cultural sites.

(2) Chinese Language & Regional Culture Immersion Program

Professional courses: combining language and culture, Chinese language courses in listening, speaking, reading and writing; through lectures on the unique charm of Chinese language and culture, students’ interest about Chinese language learning will be stimulated. Students will also be helped to master the effective methods in Chinese language learning, and form good study habits in a short time.

Culture Immersion: cultural trips into the hinterland of Jingchu culture to explore the place where the Three Kingdoms culture is originated, Wudang Mountain which is the holy land of Taoism, and Enshi city which is famous for Tujia national minority traditional culture. These trips will be an unforgettable journey for international students to discover China’s regional language and culture diversities.

(3) Chinese Jewelry Business Immersion Program

Professional courses: specialized jewelry knowledge, gem identification techniques, jewelry stores management, marketing operation management, product management and planning, jewelry display management, assistant sales skills, core methods of OJT, performance appraisal methods, jewelry product quality regulations, etc.

Tours: visits jewelry production factories, jewelry studio and jewelry market.

Business Immersion: company practices. Students will work in groups to apply the language and jewelry business knowledge under the supervision of mentors.

(4) Professional Geographic Information System Immersion Program

Professional courses: GIS introduction and application overview, GIS software architecture and platform, acquisition and analysis of big spatial data, resource and environmental remote sensing applications, mapping technology and applications, case studies on GIS applications, and cutting-edge lectures on the first-hand practical experience and instruction from the seasoned professors in this field. (English-medium)

Professional investigation: according to curriculum design, tours and visits to the research institute and enterprises for learning and exchanges are also organized.

(5) Professional Wild Survival Program

Professional courses: Climbing, Quality Development, Raft Tie-up, Rope-riding over the stream, Jungle Crossing and Bow-Drill Fire Making, etc.

Wilderness survival:Start the test on survival skills and stamina in Shengnongjia national reserve.

Language and Culture Courses

Chinese Courses:Provide Chinese courses of all levels from beginners to advanced level, such as the courses of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as some other ways of classroom study and practice.

Cultural Courses and Cultural workshop:Various cultural topics will offer all-round displays of the glamour of Chinese cultural events such as calligraphy, painting, paper cutting, tea art, tai chi, kung fu, etc.

Application Eligibility

Program is open to graduates, postgraduates and professionals who are non-Chinese citizens, above the age of 18 and in good health, with basic knowledge in related disciplines and English proficiency.

Application Procedures

For Self-funded Applicants: Visit, after filling out the application information, upload required documents, and print out the application form.

For Scholarship Applicants: Visit to submit the application online (Agency No.10491) and print out the application form. Then send it together with other required application documents to the admission office of CUG before the deadline.

Application Deadline:

May 30, 2018

Visa application

International students coming to china for field study shall apply for X2 type visa(Less than 180 days) at the Chinese Embassy. The documents issued by the international education college of CUG, including the “Admission Notice”,“The visa Application Form for study in China(JW202)” and some other documents,will be required by the Chinese Embassy.

Physical Examination

Physical Examination is not compulsory for the international students holding X2 visa.


Each student is required to have a medical insurance coverage if she/he enrolls in this class. The insurance can be purchased at either the home country or China.


If you have successfully registered in CUG, CUG will arrange on-campus dormitory (Dangui international students’ apartment) for you. There are two types for choice: single room and double room, which include air conditioner, hot water supply, internet and free bedding and linens in the room. The price of such accommodation is variable depending on the size and type of the room. Students who have accompanies should notify the university when applying for the courses.

Financial Preparation

Foreign students are not allowed to work in China. Therefore, students applying for this program should have enough financial support.

Estimated Costs:

The costs listed below are estimated based on the data collected in the past or current rate and subject to change. The costs do not include international travel and meals prior/post-field trip.

Tuition and Fees: ¥400-800RMB/week

Lodging in CUG: ¥250RMB/week (single room)

¥175RMB/week (double room)

Insurance: ¥100 RMB/week

Meal: 150-200RMB/week

Field Trip: optional

Contact Us

International Education College, China University of Geosciences

Lumo Road 388,Hongshan District, Wuhan City

Post Code:430074

Tel: 0086-27-67883283 67884939


Fax: 0086-27-87515872

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