Capstone Program Calendar

The Beijing Chinese Flagship calendar depends partially on Beijing Union University’s academic calendar, which is normally released during the summer before the academic year. However Chinese institutions of higher education typically begin their academic year in the first or second week of September; the spring semester begins after Spring Festival holidays are over, in mid February. The Beijing Chinese Flagship program will finish at the same time as the Beijing Union University spring semester in late June.

Key Dates for 2018-2019 cohort: (subject to change)

August 1, 2018: First payment for tuition/fees due from participants to American Councils

August 27 - 30, 2018: Pre-departure orientation in Washington D.C.

August 31, 2018: Flight from D.C. to Beijing

September 1, 2018: Students arrive in Beijing for in-country orientation

October 1- 5, 2018: October National Holiday - Fall Break

January 7 - 11, 2018: Fall Semester Final Exams

January 14 - 18, 2018: Mid Program OPI

February 5, 2018: Lunar New Year

February 21, 2018: Report back to Beijing Center for spring semester

June 3- 7, 2018: Spring Semester Final Presentations

June 10-14, 2018: Post Program Testing

June 18, 2018: Group departure flight back to USA

Students will depart together in a group from Washington, D.C. to Beijing, China


2016-2017 BUU Academic Calendar