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In July of 2000, the provincial government in Guangzhou, China merged five colleges and universities to form Guangzhou University (廣州大學). Today, GU is home to over 23,000 students and almost 1,500 faculty and research staff members located on two campuses. The main campus is located on XiaoGuWei Island but there is also a smaller campus located in downtown Guangzhou. The university plays a key role in both provincial and national research with 57 research institutes and centers located within.
Guangzhou is the
third largest city in China. The only larger cities are Beijing and Shanghai.
It's coastal location and close proximity to Macao and Hong Kong have made it
the biggest business center in all of China. Over a third of China's export
leaves through the harbors of Guangzhou. Nestled in the shadow of Baiyan
Mountain, the mild climate allows for flowers to bloom all year round which
gives the city the nickname "the city of flowers."
Language of Instruction: Chinese
Eligibility Requirements: Sophomore standing or higher and a 2.75 GPA
Length of Study: Semester or year
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