Global Affairs

China: Cross Cultural Counseling

This summer travel to Shanghai to explore how human development and mental health are shaped by culture and society. Through seminars, meetings, and field visits with local educators, mental health professionals, and other service providers, participants will learn about unique psychosocial challenges confronting diverse segments of a modern Chinese society. In the process, you will gain a deeper cultural awareness of yourself and others in a global context.


Shanghai, China

Program Dates:


Application Deadline :

Round 1: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Round 2: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Round 3: Tuesday, March 21, 2017                                            

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution


This is a non-credit academic experience, but all participants must participate fully in the activities listed below:

  • Pre-departure orientation and training activities during spring 2015 semester. 
  • All group travel and activities in South Africa from July 1 – 18.  Participants will travel together from NYC to Bloemfontein.  Participants are responsible for travel to and from NYC if they are not remaining on campus during the summer. 
  • Post-travel debrief session during fall 2015 semester. 
  • Presentation at NYU Global Engagement Symposium or related event. 
Sample Program from 2012 Summit


Sumi Okazaki,  Professor of Counseling Psychology


2017 Graduate Tuition: $1,596 per point plus registration and services fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2017 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2017.

Bursar’s payment deadline dates 

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs: 

Tentative 2017 Housing & Activity Fees: $1300


Students stay in shared-occupancy accommodations, at an NYU Global site or hotel. 

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: No visa is required of holders of the passport from the U.S. and the British Commonwealth (e.g., Canada, the UK) to enter Hong Kong for this program. To confirm visa requirements and application instructions, visit the "Hong Kong Visitor Visa" link below. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentHong Kong Visitor Visa, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide, Discover Hong KongChina Visitor Visa

Weather: Temperatures during January in Hong Kong range from an average low of 55ºF to an average high of 70ºF. Evenings can be especially cool.

Weather LinksDiscover Hong Kong: WeatherHong Kong Observatory