Office of International Education

Southwest University Summer Program

 International Student Summer Camp in Chongqing China

Dates                                                               Application Deadline

May 24—June 7, 2015                                     April 1

Program Organization

  • IPFW Exchange Program with Southwest University
  • 5 IPFW students + Other students from around the world
  • Focus on Chinese Language and Culture

Academic Program

  • Learn Chinese and practice the language on a daily basis
  • Classes in Chinese listening comprehension, reading, and conversation
  • Additional culture classes in calligraphy, music, art, and cuisine
  • Cultural Excursions and Activities
  • Community based learning approach that requires participants to interact meaningfully with locals


Other program components

  • Sightseeing, government office visits, local school visits, and more

Course Load

  • 2 credits in East Asian Language & Culture Studies 

More Information:

Program website

Program Itinerary

Location Details

  Located in ChongChongqing Chinaqing municipality, which is the central city in the Western China
  Famous for The three gores, stones carving, and food

 Student Quote:

The two-week program in Southwest University, China was great. Southwest University is one of the biggest universities in China, with 40,000+ students and a long history. The accommodation was beyond expectation; we stayed in a newly built university guesthouse, each with an individual room. The academic program included lessons in Chinese language, as well as lectures on Chinese history and art. The most interesting part of the trip was to spend time with students from different parts of the world, such as the UK, France, Japan, and Thailand--though I wish there would be more in-depth interaction with local students there. The spicy hot pot--a specialty in that part of China--is quite an experience. I highly recommend this program for anyone interested in learning about China. - Alan Tse, 2012


Program Eligibility

You may apply if you

  • are a full time  IPFW student
  • are in at least your second full-time semester of college,
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • No language requirement
  • A citizen of other than mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

Application Materials:

  1. Nomination Form (for official use only)click to download;
  2. Application form click to download;
  3. Personal Statement describing the purpose and benefits of participating in this program;
  4. One copy of the passport (the page with the holder's photo);
  5. One copy of the home university student ID card (both sides);
  6. A letter of recommendation from a professor.

Note: 1. All application materials can be electronic version.
2. Please submit application to the Study Abroad Office (or a similar official office) of your university; Do NOT submit application directly to Southwest University. 





IPFW students are  responsible for

  • $500 which includes: housing, tuition, food, transportation, sightseeing excursions, and program fees
  • Airfare (around $2,000)
  • Health insurance (about $35)
  • Passport and Visa fees ($140-240)
  • Optional Three-Gorges River cruise ($500)


Southwest University  will cover:

  • Tuition
  • Lodging and Food
  • Transportation to and from the airport, around the university, and all excursions
  • Off campus activities
  • Transcript fee

Additional Information

Housing Information

  • International Students Dormitory
  • Dormitory is furnished with a TV set, a telephone, a bathroom (shower or bath), an air-conditioner, and the access to the Internet.
  • Public kitchens, laundry, reading rooms, and a gym and recreation center