General Information

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Kenneth J. Lewandoski, Director, Office of Off-Campus Study/International Programs

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (315) 228-7216
  • Fax: 315-228-6543
  • Address: Colgate University 13 Oak Drive Hamilton, NY 13346


Colgate University is a private liberal arts college in Hamilton, New York, USA. The school was founded in 1819 as a Baptist seminary and later became non-denominational.

Colgates offers a China Study Group, hosted in Kunming designed to give Colgate students, particularly those with majors or minors in Chinese or Asian studies, an opportunity to acquire eyewitness knowledge of cultural, social, economic, and political changes in modern China, and to improve proficiency in Chinese language. Students will travel to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Kunming, with interspersed field trips.

Colgate students will be paired with Chinese conversation partners at Yunnan Nationalities University for language and cultural exchange. Arrangements also will be made for students to meet informally with Chinese people from all walks of life and to visit and stay overnight in the homes of Chinese families in the city and countryside, including a two-week home stay in the city of Kunming. Except for the period of the home stay, students will be housed in double rooms in foreign student dormitories.