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Sichuan University
Chengdu, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Website: Click to visit
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences
Program Type:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Language Prerequisite:
2 semesters or equivalent
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Internships Available:
No
Graduate Courses Available:
No
GPA Requirement:
2.75
International Coordinator:
Abby Dalpra
Available to Non-ASU Students:
No
  Program Details

Overview

Sichuan University
Photo courtesy of Sichuan University

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall or academic year applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • This program draws on more than 20 years of experience, offering quality courses taught in English, as well as opportunities for home stays with Chinese families, courses with Chinese students, and study tours around the area and to major cities in the country.
  • Eligibility: must have completed one full-time semester (12 credits) at ASU with grades posted at time of application with 2.75 minimum GPA; must have valid passport (which will remain valid for at least 6 months after the end of the program); must return to ASU after exchange program (i.e. this is not open to students who plan to study abroad in their final semester/year - all students must return to ASU to complete their degree).
  • This program is recommended only for mature, motivated, and independent students who do not require a lot of support.

Location

Sichuan

Location Details

Chengdu is an ancient city located between the heartland of Chinese civilization and the Tibetan plateau. From the relics of the Sanxing dui culture to the tall green mountains dotted with Daoist and Buddhist temples, Chengdu and Sichuan province have a long, rich history. It is a place of scenic wonder, including the famous Jiuzhai gou, a place that has been called the "Yosemite of China" for its natural beauty. Sichuan province is famous for its spicy and tasty local food, and Chengdu is considered by many as the world's oldest established city.

Photo courtesy of ASU student Danielle V.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

The academic program at the Center for China Studies is focused on Chinese language acquisition, although there are a number of electives (taught in English) centered around many different aspects of Chinese culture and civilization (history, literature, religion, politics and art, among others). 

Courses are a mix of American, European and non-Chinese Asian students, all focused on learning Chinese language and culture outside of the tourist destinations of Shanghai and Beijing. Find a sample course list here: China - EX - Sichuan University Course List (2018)

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Sichuan University will convert to ASU credits and grades.
Sichuan Campus

Sichuan Campus
Photos courtesy of Sichuan University
 

Housing

China - Dragon

Program Housing

Students have the option of living in student dorms or independent apartments, depending upon personal preference. The International Office at Sichuan University will be available to assist students in their accommodation search. Housing in Chengdu is inexpensive, and comfortable lodging can be found as low as 700 Yuan (roughly US$100) per month.

More information about on-campus accommodation can be found here. Note that the east dorm is all saved for Chinese Government Scholarship students, and they will not be reserved for any other students. The price for the west dorm is ~60 yuan/day without breakfast.

Photo courtesy of ASU student Danielle V.

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.


Chengdu

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, Calendar Year Cost Sheet, or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost SheetCalendar Year Cost Sheet, or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 04/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2017-2018 04/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2018 09/25/2017
**
Rolling Admission 03/01/2018 07/07/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Calendar Year 2018 09/25/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/22/2018 12/15/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed