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Participant Benefits

​​​Student Support

Student support includes an all expenses paid trip to China, including all travel, housing, and research related expenses. In addition, students may receive a monetary stipend, which is dependent upon the grants that support our program. Inquire upon applying to the program what kind of monetary funding will be available for students.REU2013-IntheGym.jpg

ORIENTATION: Program participants will be housed in a hotel in Huntsville for the first three days of the program prior to flying to China. Students will primarily receive training to prepare them for conducting research in a foreign country, as well as information to help minimize culture shock.

AT NJFU: Program participants will be housed in the international dormitories on the NFJU campus while in China, approximately seven weeks. They will share a four bedroom apartment, each student with his/her own private room, with shared living and kitchen areas.  

All rooms air conditioned and are equipped with a microwave. 

There are no washers or dryers on campus. Therefore, students will have to hand wash and line dry their own laundry.

Internet services will be provided by NJFU, but *NOTE* that internet in China is regularly difficult to access, as are sites such as Facebook, Google email, YouTube, etc.; band width is usually constricted which makes downloading/watching video difficult or impossible; additionally, FaceTime, Skype, and other similar video conferencing programs may be difficult to use. 

While on the NJFU campus, program participants and mentors will be provided an ID card. This card will have money on it to allow participants to purchase meals in most campus cafeterias, as well as supplies and other food items in campus stores. In addition, the card will allow participants to access some of the campus facilities including: athletic, library, and health and computer facilities, pending availability.

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant No. 2009-51160-05462 and No. 2013-38821-21250)


The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is funded through the National Science Foundatio​n​  (grant #  1063101).   ​​