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Admissions & Enrollment

LFL Summer Program (LSP) is open to both undergraduates and graduate students, as well as professionals working in China-related fields. Students wishing to have their coursework at LSP recorded as transferable academic credit should consult their Study Abroad Offer or Registrar at their home university in the first instance.

Academic Credit

Our host university Xi’an International Studies University (XISU) will process transcripts for all LSP students. The transfer and application of academic credit is ultimately decided by students' home academic institution. Most US universities have processes in place to evaluate foreign credits and transcripts, but you should consult with your Study Abroad Office or Registrar prior to program participation:

    1) Whether or not your home institution will accept foreign credits;

    2) Check for any questions about how credits will transfer from XISU.


To assist in this process, we provide detailed course descriptions, contact hours, syllabi and recommended credits for individual courses. For more information, please go to the Curriculum & Syllabi page.


Before LSP start date, you may need to request written pre-approval from XISU for credits you will earn abroad. After LSP is completed, your official transcripts will be released about 90 days after program completion to your home institution.


GPA: 2.5

Language: No Language Prerequisites

Application & Procedures

Less paperwork, more easy life. The procedures for applying LSP is much easier, you only have one online form need to be done by March 15th, 2016.

To begin your application, simply follow the steps below and you will be able to submit your online application with ease and accuracy.

  • Complete your Registration Form online

  • Upload your signature and photo

  • Pay a non-refundable registration fee of $30 USD with credit or debit card or PayPal

  • Receive an Admission Letter from LFL by email in 2-4 days after paying the registration fee

  • Online payment for LFL summer program by April 30, 2016(Saturday)


Your application will only be processed when LFL required documents are received by the application deadline. An additional fee of $50.00 will be charged to anyone applying or paying the registration fee after the deadlines as follows:



Application Deadline: March 15, 2016(Tuesday)

Payment Deadline: April 1, 2016(Friday)

Fees & Expenses

Summer Program Fee

$5,065USD (On-campus Housing)

$5,545USD (Off-campus Housing)


Tuition: $4,095 USD

  • Instructional cost

  • Language textbooks, reading materials

  • Teaching equipment, classroom rental and classroom supplies

  • Airport pickup

  • Extracurricular activities (e.g. Making dumplings, Kongfu Tea performance, Taichi class, group dinner, etc.)

  • Local excursions on weekends (e.g. Visit the Tarra-Cotta Warriors and make your own Tarra-Cotta, experience Chinese traditional Han-customs, learn to play a shadow play, etc)

  • 1-week study trip


  • On campus: $970USD

  • Off campus: $1,450USD




**There will charge $30 USD non-refundable registration fee while applying the program online.

Estimated potential expense (Not included in Program Fee)


Food: RMB 50 (≈$8USD)

Daily meals, vegetables, meat, and fruits


Air fare

Students are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own transportation to and from Xi’an. Airfare and airport transfer costs are not included in the program fee. Participants should plan to arrive in Xi’an on Saturday, June 11, 2016 and depart by Sunday, August 7, 2016.


Chinese Visa: $30-140 USD

Passport and visa application fee varies according to student’s home country.


Cell phone & SIM card: RMB 400-6100(≈$63-960USD)

The phone price ranges from RMB300-6000 yuan. In China, students need to buy a SIM card with the telephone number and then buy RMB100 yuan replenishment cards to add time in order to be able to use their phone. There is no flat rate calling plans like those in the United States; students pay for the actual calling time. If they want overseas calling capability, it is more complicated and much more expensive. It’s better use SKYPE/WECHAT in China to minimize their phone fees.


Personal expenses: $400-700USD/month

These will vary significantly according to the individual, but students should budget approximately $400-700 for one month, which should still buy you that occasional night out or extra weekend trip.


**These figures are to be used as a guide as expenditures will vary depending on personal spending habits.

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