Highlights from the Summer of 2015: July 23th – Aug 25th

Below are some video highlights and slides from both our TCM and traveling experiences in China.

WOU TCM Study Abroad Trip Video

Below is a beautiful slideshow from many of the locations that we traveled, including Buddhist temples at Tienman Mountain, Taoist Temples at Wudang Mountain, Chen Village near Zhenzhou, the Terracotta Army and City Wall in Xi’an, The Forbidden City and Great Wall near Beijing

WOU TCM Study Abroad Slide Show


Program Overview:

Detailed Trip Itinerary

  • Earn five (5) upper division credits while learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and complete a one (1) credit study abroad capstone project.
  • Gain hands on experience with the ancient arts of Tai Chi and Qigong.
  • Visit Beijing and immerse yourself in Chinese culture and history (Forbidden City; Great Wall; Temple of Heaven; Summer Palace)
  • Participate in a 15 day course on Traditional Chinese Medicine in Xiangtan. Course study will include lessons in basic Chinese conversation and culture, the history and development of TCM, disease diagnosis, energy meridians, herbal preparations, acupuncture and tuina, and the integration of TCM with Western medical practices
  • Visit Ancient Shaolin and Taoist Temples and beautiful natural areas

All classes are taught in English!


Minimum 2.5 GPA; no prior experience or coursework required; however, though not required, an introductory Tai Chi course (PE145) is recommended and an introductory biology (BI102) or chemistry (CH106) course is helpful.
Program is open to all qualified students but is especially well suited for students in the natural sciences, health sciences, history, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, and other social sciences

Ways to Finance your Trip:

Many students think that they cannot afford to study abroad. However, there are many options available to help you finance your trip! There are many scholarship opportunities to help earn some of the money required to travel abroad. The following weblink will help you explore some of these options:


Scholarships and Funding for Study Abroad


If you qualify for financial aid, this is another resource that you may use to finance your study abroad program. Please contact the WOU financial aid office to set up an appointment and explore your options!


WOU Financial Aid


Please click the link below to see the estimated trip budget

2015 Trip Budget



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