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Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2016-2017||02/15/2016**||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||WMU||Language of Instruction:||Chinese|
|Housing Options:||Dorm (double)||Class Standing:||Graduate, Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Undergraduate Sophomore|
|Program Specialist:||Sakhi Vyas||Language experience required:||Yes|
Students must complete the application here on BroncosAbroad in order to get study abroad approval by WMU. Additionally, students must complete an application to BLCU in order to be accepted into BLCU's study abroad program. Application materials may be found online through the host university's website.
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Good Academic Standing, Completion of CHIN 2010
Beijng Language and Culture University (BLCU) is a leading teaching and research university in China with an excellent international reputation. BLCU offers courses in social sciences, humanities, computer science and technology, and education. WMU students may study at BLCU for a semester or an academic year.
WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor, academic advisors in departments outside of the student's major department (if the student plans to take classes outside of his/her major), and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Pre-approval Form available from the HIGE. Students are urged to work closely with academic advisors and HIGE staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.
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The WMU program fee includes: undergraduate tuition, administrative fees, international health and emergency assistance insurance, housing, textbooks, application fee and visa fee.
The program fee does not include: airfare, meals, local transportation, passport and miscellaneous expenses. Costs not included in the program fee are estimates and may vary according to individual needs and preferences. The budget does not include activities which are not part of the academic program, such as personal travel, entertainment, shopping,etc.
Program fees are subject to adjustment due to changes in actual exchange rates or other factors. In addition, programs may be modified or cancelled in the event of insufficient enrollment. Program dates are subject to slight adjustment by the home/host university.
Note: For tax purposes, the university requires the program fee billing to be divided into qualified fees (tuition) and non-qualified fees (non-tuition costs). The total program fee equals the study abroad commitment fee plus qualified fees and non-qualified fees added together.
+ Qualified fees (tution)
+ Non-qualified fees (other costs)
= Total program fee
Commitment fee: The study abroad commitment fee is billed in advance, after the student submits the commitment form. The remainder of the program fee will be billed to the WMU student account for the semester of enrollment.
Students applying for this program may be eligible for the President's Grant for Study Abroad.
Students applying for this program may be eligible for the Confucius Institute Scholarships.
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, he/she must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.
Please note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad so plan ahead. Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to financial aid disbursement for the semester, such as the commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad Specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget.
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Program dates: Late-February to July (TBA)
Students have the option to take one of two different tracks. The WMU track ends in early December so that students may enroll for Spring courses on campus. The BLCU track ends in mid-January, which offers students the unique opportunity to experience the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival in China. Upon return, students begin WMU courses again in Summer I.
WMU Track: Early September to early December (TBA)
BLCU Track: Early September to mid-January (TBA)
Early September to July (TBA)
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Host Institution Information (external links)
Beijing Language and Culture University Homepage
Country Information (external links)
China - Lonely Planet
Beijing - Lonely Planet
Country Specific Information - China
Culturegram - China
Visa (external links)
Consulate General of The People's Republic of China in Chicago
WMU Study Abroad Experiences: Thalea Davis
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Program faculty director:
Professor Xiaojun Wang
World Languages and Literatures
WMU Study Abroad:
Study Abroad Specialist