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Capital Normal University (CNU) is located in the western part of Beijing. The campus contains all of the components of a small village: housing, shops, restaurants, a post office, and a health center. It is also conveniently located near points of interest such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and other famous sites. This program provides students with the opportunity to live and study at a major Chinese university.
This program is geared towards students who are interested in an intensive Chinese language and culture program. In addition to Chinese grammar taught at all levels, students will take courses in Chinese history, culture, literature and art. The languages of instruction are English and Chinese in a special academic program designed for international students. Previous knowledge of Chinese is not required to participate in the program. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken each semester.
Housing and Meals
Students will stay in the international residence hall in a double room shared with another student. The rooms include ensuite bathroom and television. Air conditioning and refrigerators are available at an extra cost paid by the student directly at CNU. The residence hall houses:
||Japanese / Korean Restaurant
||Gym and Indoor Swimming Pool
Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements to Beijing. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date, time, and location. There is an option for airport pick up arranged by the program contact at CNU.
All participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a student visa. More details and instructions on obtaining the Chinese visa are provided upon acceptance. Note: Non-US passport holders may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
Fall semester: September - December
Spring Semester: March - June
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance. Students will also be required to purchase the host country's mandatory health insurance. (See budget sheet for more information.)
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Here are some great opportunities especially for students studying in China. View more opportunities on our Scholarships page.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.