Science Abroad - China: Shandong (June to August)


Students will be staying in a hotel close to the North gate of Shandong University.  Students will be placed in either a single room or a double room with a private washroom. Each room is equipped with air conditioning and internet access. 

Students will have access to eat in on-campus cafeterias. Students should budget approximately CAD$420 for meals. 


No group flight is available for this program; students must make their own travel arrangements. Please note that if you choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the available dates for the accommodation option you have selected, you will be responsible for arranging your own housing for the extra day(s). 

Entry Requirements

All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order. Information on the current entry requirements for China is available by visiting the Global Affairs Canada website. Please note that most governments have implemented special entry and exit restrictions and requirements for their territory due to COVID-19.

If your flight plans include a stopover in another country (even if it is just a few hours long), you should also check that country's visa requirements in case you require a transit visa for the stopover.

As of the time of publication (December 2023), Canadian citizens require an X2 visa to enter China as a short-term study student, as well as a passport valid for six months beyond their return date. The visa can be obtained from the Chinese Visa Application Service Center. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements. 

NOTE: Students who need to apply for an X2 visa should apply for it in Toronto.  Students can request a letter of support to assist with their visa application by emailing after the program deposit has been paid to the Summer Abroad office. 

Health and Safety

Visit COVID-19 Update and Planning for more information.

All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online Pre-departure Orientation (PDO), which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to attend an in-person program specific PDO (Date to be confirmed).