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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: Chinese (Mandarin)
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
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University Profile
Capital Normal University is located in Beijing, the political and cultural center of China. As a key university funded by Beijing municipal government, Capital Normal University is well-known for its role in cultural transmission and innovation. It provides the best environment for young people from all over the world to learn the Chinese language. Under the backdrop of higher education internationalization, Capital Normal University has been following closely the trend of the times, turning into an international university as it is its objective, by transmitting and innovating their culture. The facilities for foreign students at CNU are reputed to be the best in all of China.

Capital Normal University comprises three campuses, all located on the Third Ring Road in northwest Beijing. The southern campus, the headquarter, houses the majority of CNU's academic programs, while the North 1 campus houses the College of International Culture, and the North 2 the College of Information Engineering.
Academic Notes
For more information on course offerings, click here. Course offerings in English are limited.

All SDSU students must enroll in the equivalent of at least 12 semester units at their host university to be considered full-time while studying abroad. 

Language Notes
Mandarin Chinese will be the medium of instruction unless otherwise noted.
Program Dates
The general program dates are: 
Fall semester: September - January
Spring semester: March - July
Housing and Meals
There are 505 (sets) of various kinds of housing for foreign students, with a capacity for 1,000 at the same time. There are five types of rooms: single rooms, double rooms, four people rooms, two room suites and expert's suites.

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP) for their program abroad. The insurance charge will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.

Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.

A visa must be obtained to study in China. More information about the process is on the Consulate General of China in Los Angeles website.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA