Study Business in Chengdu, China

Studying abroad in China is an excellent opportunity for business students to explore the world's most populous country and learn firsthand about one of the world’s leading economic and political powers. In today’s global, interconnected business world, people who can speak Mandarin Chinese, are knowledgeable about modern Chinese culture, and who have firsthand experience living in China will find themselves at a significant advantage in the competitive job market. Many multi-national corporations across all industries maintain offices in China, and employers are well aware that a real understanding of China, Chinese culture, and Chinese people is a big plus for those who want to become the world's next generation of leaders.

Concordia University Chicago, as a principal partner of Global Maximum Educational Opportunities, Inc. (G-MEO), is pleased to offer Concordia-Chicago students the opportunity to live and learn abroad at The American Center for Study Abroad on the campus of Sichuan University. Centrally located in the historic, dynamic, and culturally diverse city of Chengdu, in southwestern China, G-MEO's flagship Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad offers a wide range of courses, taught in English, across seven academic fields, including international business, economics, modern Chinese culture, and more, along with language training opportunities, and internships with Fortune 500 companies, high tech. start-ups, law firms, world-class hotel chains, K-12 schools, and other organizations. G-MEO’s popular programs, include fall, spring and summer academic sessions, as well as a full-time 11-week summer internship program. G-MEO has more than 200 incredible alumni, including many from Concordia University Chicago. Credits from G-MEO programs are easy to transfer and many scholarships are available.

G-MEO Offers an exciting 3+3 Study-Intern Abroad Program in Spring and Summer: 3 months of classes + 3 month credit-bearing full-time internship, which is open to all U.S. college students to meet their academic and career goals. 

If you are interested in applying to, and attending, one of G-MEO’s programs, please contact Academic Advising & Study Abroad.  Please also visit the G-MEO website to learn more and create a user account, a key step in studying abroad with G-MEO. You can also visit G-MEO’s Facebook page and follow them on Instagram (@gmeochina) to get a real sense for what student life is like in Chengdu.

Business related courses offered at G-MEO’s Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad are AACSB Accredited by U.S. institutions of higher education or Sichuan University can be found here.

GMEO campus

The Huaxi campus of the prestigious Sichuan University, where the American Center for Study Abroad is located, is beautiful, with many classically styled buildings, flowering trees, canals, and a pond home to some rare iridescent blue humming birds that attract photographers from around the world.  Even better for students is that the Huaxi campus is served a the main line of the city’s metro, with a stop just fifty yards from the main gate.

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Emily Owens, a Concordia-Chicago senior and Fall 2016 G-MEO alumnus, had an amazing time living and learning in Chengdu and now works as the programs official campus ambassador at Concordia-Chicago.


A group of students from five different universities from the Spring 2016 cohort pose beneath a famous panda statue in Chengdu.


Chengdu is notable for many reasons, including its rich history, excellent food, and for being the gateway city to the Tibetan region. However, most people know and visit Chengdu for its giant pandas. Chengdu has two of the world’s best Panda breeding and rehabilitation sanctuaries; students love visiting the pandas.