Study abroad students sampling plants in China

Plant Resources, Ecology, and Culture

Through lectures and field trips to famous mountains and a wetland park and lakes in eastern China, students will gain skills in field botany and knowledge of wetland and mountain vegetations, and plant biodiversity and its uses in China. This course examines natural plant resources of Eastern Asia and explores Chinese culture and religions in eastern China. It combines classroom and field exercises. During this three-week program, students from Zhejiang University will join the class and visit famous Chinese gardens, markets, and museums in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou cities, as well as visits to villages and the Buddhist and Taoist temples in the mountains.


Courses: PB 495 – Plant Resources, Ecology, and Culture (3 Credits)

Program Dates: May 23 – June 13, 2017

Cost: $2,200

  • Estimated cost includes non-refundable application charge, tuition, room & board.
  • Not included: Airfare, visa fees, travel to Beijing and personal expenses.


  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through February 15, 2017
  • Scholarships Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

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Visit the NC State Study Abroad Office website to apply for the Plant Resources, Ecology, and Culture program.

Hongchun Village -Anhui Province

Contact Us

Have questions? We're here to help.

Dr. Qiuyun (Jenny) Xiang
Phone: 919-515-2728

Jose Cisneros
Director, CALS International Programs