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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Sponsor: Ramapo College of New Jersey 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Areas of Study: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Biology, Culture, Gender Studies, Health Science, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
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Roukema Center for International Education
Office of Study Abroad & Off-Campus Programs

CHINA: Community Health & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Group - Clinical



  • Term: Summer
  • Location: Nanjing & Shanghai, China
  • Credits: 4 credits
  • Prerequisites: BIOL 111, BIOL 214 OR permission of the instructor
  • Disclaimer: All Ramapo College students in good academic and judicial standing are eligible. Students of other U.S. colleges or universities are also eligible.


Course Description - 'Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine' (SCIN 290 / NURS 290)

This course introduces the students to both conventional and traditional healthcare systems in a metropolitan area of China, with emphases on the social and cultural determinants of health in the Chinese community, such as transportation, food, age and social habits.
*This course also counts as a substitution for 'Sociology of Health and Medicine" (SOSC 230)

TCM Pharmacy


  • Visit Nanjing Medical University
  • Visit Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Visit variety of Hospital types (public, private, community, and specialty) in Nanjing
  • Lectures on Health Systems, Public Health Issues, Environmental Health and Health Practices in China
  • Experience Chinese Medicine & Massage
  • Cultural tour of Nanjing (Botanical Garden, Memorial Sun Yet-Sen, Zijin Mountain, Presidential Palace and more)
  • Excursion to a Hot Springs community outside Nanjing
  • Exploration of food culture, visits to market, tai chi and cooking classes
  • Tour of Shanghai's important sites

Senior Center


Students will reside in a centrally-located hotels. All breakfasts are included, as well as some additional meals.

Group Meal


Program fee for NJ Residents: $
Program fee for non-NJ Residents: $

Program fee includes: round-trip international airfare; comprehensive pre-departure and on-site orientation; Chinese visa; health & security insurance; on-site accommodations; all breakfasts and some additional meals; all excursions and entrance fees; and in-country program transportation.
Program fee does not include: US airport transfers; some meals; personal expenses
Payment Timeline
  Application Deadline Mar. 2
  Commitment &
 $500 Deposit (non-refundable)
Mar. 16
  Payment #1: $ Apr. 1
  Payment #2: $ Apr. 15
  Payment #3: $ May 1

Late Fees : A late fee of $35 will be assessed for each payment not received by the payment deadlines communicated to you by the International Programs Office.
Note : There will be a 3-day grace period before a late fee is assessed.


Scholarships are available for eligible applicants:


Professor Yan Xu


The Roukema Center for International Education
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road - ASB123, Mahwah, NJ 07430 USA
Telephone: (201) 684-7533

This program is currently not accepting applications.