Chengdu, China

Host University for Chengdu, China

Cool off near the fountains.

Cool off near the fountains.

USAC classes and offices are located on the campus of Southwest Minzu University. In addition to the Han people that make up 93% of China, there are also minorities, such as Tibetans, Yi, Miao, Russians, Koreans, and others. These minorities are dispersed throughout China, but live mainly in the border regions of north, northeast, northwest, and southwest China. Southwest Minzu University is one of the universities specially designed for these Chinese minorities.

Southwest University for Nationalities.

Southwest University for Nationalities.

Founded in 1951, Southwest University for Nationalities has over 20,000 students from all 55 ethnic groups as well as Han. USAC is located on its oldest campus in the heart of Chengdu, surrounded by the Tibetan area of the city. Nearby you can find arts and crafts of the various minority groups in the unique shops. Many small restaurants with various Sichuan and Tibetan flavors also surround the campus. Southwest University for Nationalities and its surrounding neighborhood is an ideal setting for students to participate in Chinese social life and experience its diversity.

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2017-18 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (9 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

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U.S. Credit

Program Capacity