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Capital Normal University

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Valerie Smith's Spring 2012 Blog!


Capital Normal University is one of the key institutes of the Beijing municipality. Its eleven departments offer a wide range of courses. The college also has special Institutes of Educational Science, British History, Economic History of Chinese Ancient Society as well as an affiliated campus school. Most students take intensive Chinese language and cultural courses. Traditional Chinese painting and instrumental music are also available.

City, Country 

Beijing, China


Semester and/or Academic Year 


Spring 2014 Term: February 20, 2014 - June 22, 2014

Fall 2014 Term: August 24, 2014 - January 1, 2015


2.5 GPA

Junior, Senior or Graduate Student Status

Three semesters of Mandarin Chinese or equivalent

Good Academic Standing 

Application Deadline

Spring 2014 Admission: October 15, 2013

Fall 2014 Admission: April 15, 2014

Please submit the following by the application deadline:

The Course Approval Form (due May 1st) is to be submitted by SUNY Cortland students only. Non-Cortland students must speak with their home campus study abroad office for information on the course approval process.

Non-Cortland students must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms along with the SUNY application.

Travel Information

Participants Make Own Travel Arrangements. Participants will be picked up at the airport in Beijing by Capital Normal students and staff and taken to campus.

Program Costs

Spring 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Fall 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.

Program Course Information

Grammar - 3 credits

Speaking - 3 credits

Practice - 3 credits

Listening Comprehension - 2 credits

Chinese Characters - 2 credits

Pronunciation Correction - 2 credits

Total: 15 credits 


Participants will live in the on-campus foreign guest house, the International Culture Plaza.

Meals can be eaten in the cafeteria or cooked in the kitchen.  

Student Mentor

Samantha Wong: (Fall 2012)
Valerie Smith: (Spring 2012)

Host Website

Capital Normal Website             

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