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2020 China mining summer school program has been cancelled due to COVID-19

International students visiting Yunlong Mountain in China as part of the 2019 summer school sponsored by China University of Mining and Technology.
Special Notice:  2020 China mining summer school program has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Morgantown, W.Va. - The China University of Mining and Technology has offered to fund three WVU students for a 17-day international cultural exchange program on their campus in Xuzhou, China.  CUMT’s scholarship will cover costs for tuition, room and board, travel while in China, and admission fees to cultural sites.

The summer school program has three modules including:  

(A) a professional module on minerals, geology, new energy, and the environment; 

(B) a humanities/social science module on international history, international politics, and the Chinese economy; and, 

(C) a Chinese culture module on cultural visits and discussions of Chinese language, history, and governmental structure.  

The summer program is conducted in English.  Last year, over 50 students from 19 international universities interacted with each other and with Chinese students from CUMT. 

2019 CUMT class in Xuhou.

Participation in the CUMT Summer Program is open to WVU students who will be upper-level undergraduate students or graduate students in Fall, 2020, and who wish to learn about China, its economy, energy resources, and environmental concerns as part of their future career goals. 

WVU Energy Institute staff and past CUMT participants give tips to the new students traveling to China on how to make the most of their experience and how to navigate international travel.

West Virginia University will provide financial assistance to partially defray other costs of participation.  The US-China Energy Center (USCEC) will provide technical assistance with CUMT applications, applying for visas, and applying for passports for students not having a passport.  

WVU students from the following departments are encouraged to apply:

  • Engineering
  • Resource Economics
  • Geology
  • Political Science
  • International Policy

Applications consisting of a "Statement of Interest" and a resume are due by Monday, March 2.  

Selections will be completed by Monday, March 9.  Please visit the WVU US-China Energy Center website and look under the Student Exchange tab for more detailed application information and a 10-minute video about the 2019 program

Interested students should contact:  Richard Bajura, Interim Director of USCEC, WVU Energy Institute, Suite 102 NRCCE Building, Evansdale Campus, 304-293-6034;