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 2017-2016 cohort: (subject to change)

August 1, 2017: First payment for tuition/fees due from participants to American Councils

August 30 - 31, 2017: Pre-departure orientation in Washington D.C.

September 1, 2017: Flight from D.C. to Beijing

September 2, 2017: Students arrive in Beijing for in-country orientation

January 22 - 26, 2018: Fall Semester Final Examinations

February 16, 2017: Lunar New Year

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


2016-2017 BUU Academic Calendar