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:
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!


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

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 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


F (202)833-7523

Application Docs


Chinese Courses at Nanjing (provided by Conner Clark while on site)

Chinese Media and Society – 4 credit hours
Advanced Composition – 4 credit hours
Mandarin Strengthening – 2 credit hours
Nanjing History & Culture – 1 credit hour (history & culture, not language)Fall Expenses at Nanjing (provided by Conner Clark while on site)

Capstone Nanjing Costs
Expense Amount
飞机票 USD2323
六个月房租 USD4318
房地产中介费 USD260
体检 USD70
居留证 USD65
南京SIM卡 USD17
6month cell service (cheapest) 中国联通 USD45
去南京的高铁 USD37
6month wifi USD200
Study Abroad Direct Enroll Tuition USD3498
Direct Enroll Fees USD5200
Total USD11404

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