How to Apply

  1. Major/minor: The program is open to all students, regardless of major/minor.
  2. Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  3. An application form (submit online)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation (submit online)
    • One of the recommendations must be from a Chinese instructor.
  5. A $470 (or $680 if you prefer a single room) deposit*.

* The deposit will be used to pay for your dorm, and is refundable if you decide to withdraw from the program before May 1st 2016. The preferred method of payment is using Venmo to send the deposit to chinese@usc.edu.

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space remains available. You are encouraged to submit the application as early as possible.

E-mail the program director, John Chang, at johnwcha@usc.edu for any questions about the application process.

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong