Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

About the Program

Curriculum Design

The program is built around two streams:

An Academic Stream – that prepares admitted students from China to begin their studies in the United States.

A Cultural Stream – that helps students develop an awareness and the sensitivities to effectively transition into an American academic environment.

The program also integrates the family through a series of events and activities that help families effectively participate in the transition of their son or daughter to the University.

Distinctiveness of the Program

For this selective program, Fordham alumni and American students will interact with you in a range of structures academic activities. Immersion activities will provide each participant with an opportunity to build community while exploring China together. Through reflection the participants will discover how you can live and work successfully in a globalized world.

Program Faculty

Academic Programs and Dates

Week One | July 14 to 21, 2013
Starting with an orientation and welcome dinner, academic discussions and activities will include:

  • TED Talks
  • American Pedagogy
  • American People
  • Culture Shocks
  • Jesuit Philosophy
  • American Movie Night
  • Career Exploration
  • And other forms of enrichment…

Week Two | July 22 to 28, 2013
The program concludes with a banquet. Building on the themes in week one, this week includes additional academic discussions and activities as follows:

  • Adapting to life in the United States
  • Access to Fordham Resources and those of New York City
  • Student Presentations and Reflections

Location: The Beijing Center

Since 1998, The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC) has provided the world an unprecedented education about China. It expands its educational excellence by becoming a gateway to the West. Visit The Beijing Center website at


Total Cost for the Two Week Program: 14,500 RMB

Details of the cost are – 9,810 RMB for the academic program; 3,810 RMB lodging (shared apartment), 880 RMB for local transportation and weekday lunch.

Application Fee: 360 RMB


Go to the Online Application Form

Contact Us

For more information please contact: Ms. Meg Ma
Tel: +86 10 6449 6933

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