Program Expectations

The ASSURE Summer research program is 10-weeks long, including a required 8-week on-site research component in China and 2 weeks of pre- and post- departure meetings at MSU. Students applying to this site should also be willing to:

(i) participate in virtual cohort and research group meetings with mentors as requested and

(ii) take an online Chinese culture and language orientation, if needed, prior to arriving at the site. Submission of documentation (including those required for visa processing), assignments and pre- and post-assessments in a timely manner is expected.

The ASSURE program provides airfare, room and board, a short language course, international health insurance and a stipend for students selected to participate.

Students will be partnered with a US- and China- based faculty pair based on their research interests. Below is a list of mentors and their research interests.