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OSU students who want OSU credit for the program, please follow the directions on the OIA website. Non-OSU students and OSU students who wish to attend without receiving OSU credit (including those who missed the OIA application deadline) should follow the directions below:

  1. Download the application here
  2. If you are unsure, ask your local Chinese instructor to what level(s) you should initially apply.
  3. By February 28, 2014, mail or deliver the complete packet to:

Suzhou Summer Programs, c/o Xiaobin Jian
1775 College Road S
Hagerty Hall 398
Columbus, OH 43210

If you are admitted, continue with the following steps:

  1. Complete the visa application and supplemental insurance forms on this website
  2. Mail the the above forms with your passport photo and visa application fee in the form of a check for $140 made out to Ohio State University to the address above by April 11, 2014.
  3. Read all the orientation materials and emails regarding what to do upon arrival.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Xiaobin Jian at jian.1@osu.edu.

K12 Program

The K-12 Program partners with elementary and secondary schools throughout Ohio and the Midwest to establish effective Chinese language programs. We provide assistance with curriculum development, teacher training, and technology support.


The Undergraduate Program trains beginning and intermediate students to achieve an advanced level of linguistic and cultural expertise in as little as four years. It is possible to earn a combined Bachelor's and Master's degree with only one additional year of coursework.

Graduate Program

Designed for students with advanced language proficiency, the Graduate Program leads to a Master of Arts in East Asian Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Advanced Chinese Language and Culture.

Overseas Center

The Flagship China center, located in Suzhou, China, offers Summer Semester immersion programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and operates the Flagship Internship Program. Multiple levels of study are available from high beginner through advanced.