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Pandemic Update: For updates on the current status of each opportunity, please contact the Advisor listed, or for courses, check the linked Class Roster page.


Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2020
One Time Opportunity


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Special Fall 20 opportunity for Cornell freshmen to start the academic year with other first year students

Citizens of China; residents of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

Opportunity Description

Study at a young and deeply international university as you study away from Cornell this fall.  The International Campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Haining, China, was founded in partnership with some of the world's top universities and accepted its first students in 2016. ZJU partners with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Edinburgh to create joint institutes for Engineering and for Biomedical Sciences, respectively. ZJU also has an International Business School and an Institute of China Studies. With a commitment to English instruction, ZJU can be a residential and academic home while you are away from Ithaca.  Cornell students can select a course in the humanities or social sciences to complement their remote Cornell classes.


  • Keep on track at Cornell with 12-15 credits online, offered asynchronously
  • Select one from a specialized list of courses in the humanities or social sciences at ZJU Haining International Campus
  • Participate in co-curricular activities with local students and other Cornell students

Housing and Meals

Being part of a living and learning environment is a core, and therefore required, aspect of all study away options. 

Arrangements are being finalized and will be updated on this page shortly. Housing will likely be in on-campus dormitories with access to a cafeteria.

Health and Safety

Zhejiang University International Campus follows the coronavirus regulations of the local government in Haining and the Chinese national government.

Application Process

If you are eligible for more than one study away option, complete an application for your first choice, and indicate your back-up choices.

  1. Use the "Apply" button below to complete Cornell application by July 10, 11:59pm, EDT - late submissions cannot be considered
  2. Once selected,*
    • commit to the study away program by communicated deadline - students who fail to commit by the deadline will have their applications withdrawn
    • Register with Study Away partner**  

*Education Abroad advisors will select applications based on eligibility and availability and will inform students that they are selected July 13-17.

**The link to the partner application will be given to students upon acceptance by Cornell.  Students must follow the study away program's process and timeline to apply for housing and course registration.


  • Cornell advisor for study away application process: Each "Study Away" opportunity has a dedicated advisor in the Education Abroad team of the Office of Global Learning.  The advisor for this program is listed in the side panel.
  • Cornell school/college contacts: Each school and college at Cornell supports  international students participating in the Fall "Cornell Study Away" option, and you will have online access to all student services as a registered Cornell student 

While we cannot bring "The Hill" to you, you can share your Cornell spirit with peers as you live and study together.