Applications for Fall 2017 will be accpeted beginning on January 16, 2017. 

The 2017 Semester in Beijing offers students an intellectually challenging program of Chinese language, literature, and culture. Students can earn up to seventeen credits while attending Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. The international campus houses students hailing from dozens of countries. While in China, students will witness firsthand the festivities of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Holiday. There are countless sightseeing opportunities within the city, from the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace to the architectual wonders of the CCTV Building and the Olympic Park. 

For students already accepted to the program, watch the following introductory video.


August 24, 2017 - December 19, 2017

Program Cost

  • It is important that students are aware of program requirements and details before formally applying to the program.
  • Please review the information regarding the program here and then contact the tour director, Trever McKay, for a preliminary interview to discuss your interest. You may reach Brother McKay at

Program Fee: $3000 (Includes housing, int'l health insurance, CNU tuition, local field trips)

BYU-Idaho Tuition: $1,960

Additional Costs

  • Meals (students can eat well in cafeteria for around US$7/day)
  • Books (approximately $30)
  • China Visa (about $235)
  • Airfare (varies by departure location)
  • Transportation (in Beijing-estimate $100)
  • Passport application fee (if you do not already have one)
  • Personal expenses, Internet fees at dormitory, etc.

Payment Schedule

  • $300 non-refundable deposit, due within 10 days of acceptance to program 
  • $1200 (program fee) by May 1, 2017
  • $1500 (program fee) by July 1, 2017
  • $1,960 (tuition) due according to BYU-Idaho fall semester tuition deadlines

Payment of the non-refundable deposit ($300) secures your place in the program. In the case of cancellation by the applicant (no matter the cause), the applicant will lose the deposit as well as any additional costs already incurred. However, every effort will be made to hold losses to a minimum.

Available Courses

All participants MUST take ISP 200 - International Pre-Departure Study, a 1 credit class online, before Fall Semester 2017.  It is offered during the 2nd block of Winter and Spring semesters.

CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 201, CHIN 202, CHIN 301, CHIN 302, CHIN 345, CHIN 347, CHIN 401, CHIN 402, INTST 399R

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Chinese 101 and 102 by end of Spring Semester 2017 - or equivalent test results

How to Apply

Applications for Fall 2017 will be accpeted beginning on January 16, 2017.

  1. Download the blank application here
  2. Please save the blank copy of the application to your computer. Fill out the Semester in Beijing Application, save the information, and return to Bro. Trever McKay no later than March 1, 2017.
  3. Pay $300 deposit fee at Cashier's Office in the Kimball Building within 10 days of notification of your acceptance. You may also pay by phone. Call 208-496-1950.


Trever McKay

Director: Dr. Trever McKay

Office: SMI 446


Phone: (208) 496-4312