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It is with deep regret that we must inform you that the Associated Colleges in China has made the decision to suspend the Fall 2021 semester of the program. This decision was made in light of the fact that the Chinese government is not issuing student visas, and Minzu University has made no plans to accept international students. After consultation with the senior staff at Hamilton College it was decided that there was no other option for us but to cancel this upcoming term.

We know this decision is a big disappointment to those of you who have been planning on this deep immersion experience in Chinese language and culture. ACC is still intending to offer students the Spring 2022 session in Beijing. For those of you who have already applied for the Fall term and would like to switch to Spring 2022, please let us know. We at ACC are fully committed to one day, after restrictions are lifted, bringing students back to experience a full and enriching academic experience in Beijing with the ACC program.

Nitsa Weld, Senior Program Coordinator, 315-859-4326
Yin Zhang, Administrative Director, 315-859-4519

Hamilton’s Associated Colleges in China (ACC), based in Beijing, is among the top Chinese language programs. Participants pledge to speak only Chinese, and it’s challenging, but students receive the support they need to fly high. They gain advanced language proficiency, make the most of cultural opportunities and develop an understanding of China’s people, economy and educational system.

Real-World Learning

Students receive individualized guidance and instruction, improving their language skills through an interactive curriculum. They meet Chinese citizens during field trips, hear regular guest lecturers and make public presentations to Chinese and American communities. En route they examine their own beliefs and values to develop a deeper appreciation of cultures different than their own.

Cole Bodak '17

Independent Research

Associated Colleges in China is the only study-abroad program in Beijing that has an independent research project component, or dúlìbàogào, which is offered only for fall and spring students. The research project allows students to engage more fully in specific facets of Chinese culture, society or history.


beginning spring 2019

New Internship Program

Through a partnership with CRCC of Asia, this unique experience allows students to gain insight into Chinese business culture and develop a professional network.

Contact Information

Associated Colleges in China

Christian A. Johnson Hall
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4326 315-859-4222 acchina@hamilton.edu
Derian De La Torre '18
Derian De La Torre ’18

Students Receive Freeman-ASIA Awards

Baillie Riggs ’20, Derian De La Torre ’18, and Jie Ying Mei ’19 received Freeman-ASIA awards to study abroad in China.

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