Language for Business and Technology: China



We are excited to relaunch our LBAT in 2024!

The LBAT China is an intensive Chinese language program led by Georgia Tech faculty members. Students get individual one-on-one tutoring sessions, participate in weekly group dinners, and visit cultural and business sites as part of the experience. Explore the fascinating fusion of traditional Chinese culture with modern, metropolitan culture, experience one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and enhance your language abilities in an immersive environment. Experience all the great things that Georgia Tech and China have to offer!

For 2024, we are partnering with the Georgia Tech China Summer Program (CSP) to provide more course offerings and flexibility, enriched group activities, and greater student support.

Check out our LBAT China alumni experiences:


Hong Kong (one week) and Shenzhen (eight weeks), China


May 26-July 27, 2024 (nine weeks on site)

We will follow the Georgia Tech 11-week summer course schedule, with the first two weeks of classes (May 13-24) happening virtually.

Host Institutions

Hong Kong University (HKU) and Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute (GTSI). We will have campus tours and opportunities to interact with local HKU and GTSI students.


The program provides double-room housing located near campus with a free shuttle service to the campus. Housing provides air conditioning, western toilets, and modern facilities. Students may select a roommate in advance. Those who do not select a roommate will be randomly paired with another student of the same gender.


  • CHIN 3691: Chinese for Current Events
  • CHIN 3692: Business Chinese
  • CHIN 3693: Conversation Practicum
  • CHIN 3696: Economic Development and Sustainability in China

All courses count toward our undergraduate Chinese degrees, a minor in Chinese, a certificate in Chinese, and the International Plan!


CHIN 2002 or equivalent and in good standing. Contact Jin Liu for a placement consult.


  • The program fee in 2024 is $4,900, including a $500 non-refundable deposit, housing, classroom, tutoring, weekly group dinners, cultural and business site visits, group transportation, travel health insurance, and one textbook for CHIN 3692.
    • Early bird program fee $4,400 (applications submitted by Dec. 31, 2023)
    • Program fees are payable through OSCAR
    • A non-refundable $500 deposit is due at the time of application and is applied to the overall program fee. The deposit will be refunded if a student is not accepted into the program.
  • Payment schedule:
    • The first program fee installment amount of $1,500 is due Feb. 25, 2024
    • The final program fee installment of $2,900 is due March 25, 2024 (final program fee installment is $2,400 for those that have applied by December 31, 2023 – Early Bird applicants)
    • Your student account will be automatically assessed these fees on the indicated dates.

*Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter the program cost due to currency devaluation or other unforeseen circumstances.

  • The program fee does NOT include: tuition (all students pay in-state tuition, see Bursar for rates), international airline tickets ($1,350 – $2,100), visa ($185), technology fee ($107 in 2023), personal travel, and independent meals
  • Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition. Tuition is due to the Bursar’s Office, per their deadlines.

Scholarship Opportunities

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to withdraw from the program, you must notify OIE via email. Withdrawals requested after Feb. 15, 2024, and on/before March 25, 2024, will be eligible to receive up to a 60% refund of the program fees paid or due up to that date (not including a non-refundable deposit).

After March 25, 2024, there will be no refund and you will be responsible for 100% of the program fee (except for tuition, which is refundable as specified in the Summer OSCAR).

Informational Meetings

  • GT Education Abroad Fair: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall
  • Chinese LBAT Info Session: Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Swann 106 (view presentation)

Mandatory Orientation Meetings (combined with CSP):

  • Orientation #1, Feb. 28, 2024, 5:30 – 7 p.m. in 1116-1118 Conference Room Marcus Nano
  • Orientation #2, March 14, 2024, 5:30 – 7 p.m. in 1116-1118 Conference Room Marcus Nano
  • Orientation #3, April 16, 2024, 5:30 – 7 p.m. in 211 Classroom IC

More Information

Email Jin Liu with questions or to schedule a virtual meeting.