JSA Diplomat Program
In the summer of 2010, JSA in conjunction with CET Academic Programs, launched its first international summer school for high school students in Beijing, China. You can learn more about the program and watch what our faculty, staff, students, and parents have to say about this transformative international experience here. Students who are interested in applying for the program can do so at MyJSA.
The program offers a course in Chinese History and Government and an introductory course in Mandarin Chinese. Special activities include a day hike along an ancient section of the Great Wall, a trip to the site/home of the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum in the historic city of Xi’an, service learning opportunities, a cultural exchange program with local Chinese students, and, of course, an interactive guest Speakers Program.
The JSA Diplomat Program is hosted at Capital Normal University (CNU), one of China’s top 100 key universities located in the western part of the city. With its nearly 10,000 undergraduate students, the campus offers a vibrant community of students from both Beijing and other parts of China. All JSA Diplomat students live in a brand new, state-of-the-art foreign students’ dormitory with a US roommate.
The JSA Diplomat Program is managed by an on-site Resident Director who speaks fluent Chinese, has lived or studied in the local city, and is thoroughly trained by CET and JSA.CET and JSA bring over 100 years of combined experience in the summer enrichment and study abroad communities. CET Academic Programs is a private study abroad organization based in Washington, DC that has been designing and administering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. CET is known for high academic standards, innovative approaches to teaching and careful student management.
Space in this program is VERY Limited
The JSA Diplomat Program is open to a limited number of students. Preference is given to students who have previously attended a summer school and who had a ‘B’ average or better, but students who have not attended in the past but who have outstanding grades and a strong interest in China will also be considered for admission. Students graduating from high school in 2013 – 2016 are eligible to apply.
You can learn more about the program and watch what our faculty, staff, students, and parents have to say about this transformative international experience here.
Following the conclusion of the three week summer school, students have the opportunity to extend their time in China by a few days with an excursion to the exciting cosmopolitan city of Shanghai (additional fee required).