Acceptance Info (for Spring-Fall 2015 Sequence)

Dear Spring 2015 students,
Congratulations again on your acceptance into the Spring 2015 Capstone year!
To view your acceptance package, please go to: https://ais.americancouncils.org/chineseflagship
The deadline to submit all acceptance package materials is December 19th. If you plan to apply for a visa through American Councils, all materials must be sent and postmarked to our office by no later than December 12th.
PLEASE NOTE: American Councils will be holding several Acceptance Package Webinar sessions for all students next week (week of November 17). We strongly encourage you to attend if you have any questions regarding the materials in your acceptance package and/or the visa application process.
*Please sign up via the Doodle Poll and inform us of your availability (IN EASTERN TIME ZONE) by no later than Thursday, November 13 at 4pm EST.
Here are some upcoming deadlines and events to keep in mind:

Week of November 17th Acceptance package online webinar (optional)
December 2nd Mandatory Security Briefing Webinar 2pm-4:15pm Eastern time
December 12th Visa materials must be mailed out and postmarked by no later thanDecember 12th.
December 19th Acceptance of program placement/acceptance, terms and conditions, questionnaires, and supporting documents must be submitted online from participants. Medical forms must be faxed or sent out (and postmarked) no later than December 19th.

Feel free to email me if you have any further questions!

Best,

Vivian Hou
Program Officer, Chinese Overseas Flagship Program
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202)572-9172
F (202)833-7523
www.americancouncils.org


Final Submission Info (for Spring-Fall 2015 Sequence)

Dear Fall 2015 applicants,

This is a kind reminder that today is the last day to send in your official transcript(s). Please make sure to have this sent to my attention at vhou@americancouncils.org or mailed (postmarked January 8) to the American Councils office. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please email me ASAP.

Also, please keep the following in mind when submitting your application (deadline: Thursday, January 15 at 3pm EST):

  • Your application is not complete until you click the submit button. We cannot go back into the system to submit your application for you, so please make sure that you do this on your own.
  • The system will shut down promptly at 3pm EST. If you accidentally skipped over certain fields, you will be notified upon clicking submit, so please do not wait until the last minute to submit your application.
  • Check the status of your personal references and make sure that all of your personal references have received an email containing a link to the reference form (you can check the status in your application). It is also helpful to remind your recommenders of the deadline, Thursday, January 15 at 3pm EST.
  • Pre-program test scheduling is currently in progress. You should hear from your coordinators or the AC office OPI test times very soon. As a reminder, your online reading/listening tests will be conducted on either January 23rd or 24th, depending on which time slot you have chosen.

Please feel free to email me with any questions. Best of luck!

 Vivian Hou

Program Officer, Chinese Overseas Flagship Program

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202)572-9172

F (202)833-7523

www.americancouncils.org


Acceptance Info (for Fall-Spring 2015 Sequence)

March 18, 2015

Dear Fall 2015 students,

Congratulations again on your acceptance into the Fall 2015 Capstone year!

To view your acceptance package, please go to the following link, and use your existing username (you may reset your password on the home page if you have forgotten this):

https://ais.americancouncils.org/chineseflagship

The deadline to submit all acceptance package materials is May 18th at 3pm EST.

PLEASE NOTE: American Councils will be holding several Acceptance Package Webinar sessions for all students during the week of April 20th.We strongly encourage you to attend if you have any questions regarding the materials in your acceptance package and/or the visa application process. More details on exact times will be emailed at a later time.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

Best,

Vivian Hou

Program Officer, Chinese Overseas Flagship Program

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202)572-9172

F (202)833-7523

www.americancouncils.org


Security Webinar

 
March 18, 2015

Dear Colleagues,We would like to inform you of the final date for the Security Webinar, which will take place on Wednesday, April 15 from 1:30pm-4:15pm Eastern Standard Time Zone.As a reminder, the webinar is mandatory for all students who will be attending the Capstone year for Fall 2015.

 

Best,

Vivian Hou

Program Officer, Chinese Overseas Flagship Program

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202)572-9172

F (202)833-7523

www.americancouncils.org

Dear Colleagues,

In preparation for the Security Webinar, American Councils has sent out emails to all Capstone-bound students who will be attending the webinar, asking them to complete a brief mandatory Self-Assessment survey. The results will help us tailor the Security Webinar in order to best address Flagship students’ interests and concerns regarding their Capstone experience.

All students have received a link to the survey and have been notified of the survey deadline, next Friday, March 27th at 12pm EST.

Thank you for your continued support, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Best,

Vivian Hou

Program Officer, Chinese Overseas Flagship Program

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202)572-9172

F (202)833-7523

www.americancouncils.org


Informational Webinar

Dear Flagship students,

Now that you have all received a link to your online acceptance package, American Councils plans to schedule an online informational webinar to address any questions you may have. This may be regarding terms and conditions, program policies, visa issues, medical forms, authenticating marriage/birth certificates (for those who intend to bring spouse/children), and other issues.

The webinar will take place during the week of April 20th, and will last for roughly 45 minutes. This will be held via an online platform, which will require a working audio system on your computer (no webcam is needed). If you would like to attend the webinar, please use the link below to fill out your FULL availability for the week of April 20th by no later than Tuesday, April 14th. Only two final webinar times will be selected from the 8 choices in the poll (Please note that the times listed in the poll are in Eastern Standard Time).

Please fill out the poll pertaining the your Capstone program:

· Nanjing Acceptance Webinar: http://doodle.com/2ebhytwwhfkp8xxq

· Tianjin Acceptance Webinar: http://doodle.com/k5wxz4kbsrikysuy

Once you fill out the poll, you will receive an invitation to the webinar a few days prior to the event, with the final date and time, along with further information on accessing the online platform. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Best,

Vivian Hou
Program Officer, Chinese Overseas Flagship Program
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
T (202)572-9172
F (202)833-7523
www.americancouncils.org


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Direct Enroll Fees USD5200
Total USD11404

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