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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: Chinese Housing options: Homestay, Residence Hall
Areas of study: Chinese, History, Literature, Philosophy Class standing: 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Stand alone Language level: Chinese 51b or the equivalent
GPA: 2.7
Program Description:
*Attention: This program is currently suspended by the provider. Travel to China while it remains at a State Department Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel is prohibited under the Pomona College Policy Regarding College-Funded International Student Travel. Please reach out to the IDPO if you have any questions.

The Associated Colleges in China (ACC) Intensive Language and Culture program is based in Beijing, the political and cultural capital of China.  The city is an interesting blend of past and present; beautiful parks with pagodas, and neighborhoods with charming 19th century homes strike a strong contrast to glass and steel high-rises.  Beijing is a vibrant city, offering students an interesting cultural, linguistic, and academic experience in the heart of modern China.

The ACC program is hosted by the Minzu University of China, a comprehensive institution of higher learning. Located in an urban district of Beijing, near the National Library of China, the university has a garden-like campus and modern educational facilities. ACC offers an intensive Chinese language program designed for U.S. students who wish to obtain a high level of language proficiency.  A rigorous academic schedule and a Chinese language pledge are both hallmarks of the program. 

Academic Program
ACC administers a placement examination at the beginning of the term.  Based on the results of that exam, students are placed in an appropriate mix of courses in language and culture.  Pomona awards a total of 4 Pomona credits for 4 Hamilton College credits. 

There is no CR/NC option on this program.

Living Arrangements
Students are housed in the Foreign Students Dormitory.  Pomona provides a meal allowance for meals taken in the student cafeteria or nearby restaurants. Students also have host families whom they visit on the weekends.

Number of Students
ACC enrolls approximately 45 students, selected from a competitive national pool.

Host Institutions
Associated Colleges in China
Minzu University of China

Faculty Liaison
Sharon Hou

  • Completion of intermediate Mandarin (Chinese 51b), or the equivalent.
Internet Link

Student Experiences
Click here to read Amelia DeSnoo's (PO'16) reflection on her semester in Beijing.

Travel Advisories

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 09/17/2023 10/13/2023 TBA TBA