KIIS - China
Beijing, China; Luoyang, China; Xi'an, China (Outgoing Program)
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2017||03/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||05/25/2017||06/23/2017|
|NOTE: NOTE: Early-bird deadline= December 1st (save $100 off program fee); Early-bird notification is December 15th/Regular notification March 1. Please note that programs may fill during the early-bird application period.|
|Summer||2018||02/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|NOTE: Earlybird savings of $100 if you apply by December 1, 2017. $100 discount credited toward total program fee. Early notifications released December 15. Final deadline February 15. Regular acceptance notifications released March 1.|
** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Minimum GPA:||2||Class Status:||Sophomore|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Courses Offered:||Chinese|
|Prior Language Study Required:||None||Academic Subject:||Chinese, English, Political Science|
|Download 2017 estimated cost of attendance sheet: KIIS China Summer 2017 Estimate.pdf|
The KIIS China program is primarily based in Xi'an, but also includes multiple-night travels to Beijing, Shanghai and Luoyang.
Xi'an- the capital for 13 dynasties- enjoys 3,100 years of history and fame. Within the old city wall, historical relics reside amidst modern buildings. Just outside Xi'an, resides the Terracotta Warriors and imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty. Numerous long and short excursions highlight the city's famed museums, pagodas, Muslim Quarter, food street, etc.
During our three days in Beijing, we visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, as well as The Summer Palace and The Temple of Heaven. The city of Luoyang is renowned as the birthplace of the Chinese martial arts culture (Shaolin Temple), the first Buddhist temple in China (White Horse Temple), and Longmen Grottoes, the world-famous gallery of Buddhist arts.
Before our departure from China, we spend the last two days in Shanghai to dazzle our eyes with its glamourous modern splendor on the Bund, the financial district, while also touring the traditional Yuyuan Garden, and the premier shopping street-3.4-mile-long Nanjing Road.
Please note: No Chinese is required for this program (all instruction is in English, with the exception of the optional beginner and lower-intermediate Chinese-language courses). Students with some language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Chinese culture through interactions with locals and explorations of Xi'an and the surrounding regions.
Important Passport Notice: All students applying to KIIS China program must have their passport in-hand no later than March 1. Also, your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of China program (otherwise, you will not be permitted to enter China).