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 [doc]
  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

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