Pre-Departure Orientation

In late August or early September, before departing for China, students travel to Washington D.C. to attend a two-day orientation with American Councils staff (flights and lodging will be arranged by American Councils). All aspects of the program are discussed: the academic program, life as a student abroad, getting around in Beijing, culture shock, health and safety issues, keeping in touch with friends and family in the U.S. and other issues. After the orientation, students will then depart directly for China with the Academic or Resident Director. All expenses for flights and hotel stays during the orientation will be covered through the cost of attendance.

Participants will stay in Washington for 2 nights.

Day long orientation:

Introductions

Briefings & Information

Alumni Panel

Student Handbook