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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Chongqing, China
  • Program Terms: Short-term Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Short-term Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Short-term Summer 2018 04/01/2018
Rolling Admission 05/18/2018 06/16/2018
NOTE: Classes start in Chongqing on Monday, May 21, 2018 and end in Beijing on Friday, June 15, 2018.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language Prerequisite: None Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor: Søren Peterson Academic Level: Graduate
Academic Year: Graduate
Program Description:


Summer 2017 China group

Offered jointly with the University of Montana Alexander Blewitt III School of Law, the Baucus Institute China Summer Study Abroad program offers you the opportunity to study comparative law alongside students from both the United States and China.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the differences between the applicable systems of laws that apply to business formation and operation.
  • To understand differences and similarities between the renewable energy industries in the United States and China.
  • To understand the foundation, design, and roles of the constitutional systems in the United States, China, and other countries.
  • To examine the basics of international trade law as well as major regional and global trade agreements in relation to both goods and services.

Travel Dates:

May 18-June 15, 2018




Students will be enrolled in LAW 892 Comparative Law in China for 6 credits, which will cover the following topics:

  • Comparative Business Organizations
  • Comparative Renewable Energy Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative International Business Transactions Law




After we have admitted you to this program, CAGE will register you in the appropriate course (if more than one option is available, you will need to indicate your choice on the Course Registration Form). You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.



Participants will stay in shared hotel accommodations arranged by the program.



Program Expenses

Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.

To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible. NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer.



Application Instructions

Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.

If you have started an application already, use the LOGIN (USD applicants) link on this site to return to the materials.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open only to students in the USD School of Law.

All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.



Faculty Director

Ramon Ortiz is Experiential Learning Director and Senior Lecturer in the University of South Dakota School of Law. He has extensive international experience and previously has taught in China.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, contact the faculty director ( or the Center for Academic & Global Engagement (

To schedule an advising session with Søren Peterson in CAGE, go to



For information about immunizations and health precautions, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.


This program is currently not accepting applications.