Co-founded in 2011 by Ji’Nan University, a top ten university in China, JNC Summer International School (“JNC”) offers college-level courses to students seeking to study abroad in China and Taiwan during the summer months. JNC is the largest international summer school of its kind.
JNC currently offers summer education abroad programs in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taichung, and Xi’an. Each program provides an array of high-quality courses taught by faculty from JNC’s academic partner institutions in the U.S. and Canadian. Each course also has a dedicated teaching assistant who assists faculty members as needed with teaching preparation and classroom management.
Each JNC program offers approximately thirty, 5-week courses. Courses are mostly first- or second-year offerings, with the majority fulfilling undergraduate general education course requirements. Instruction adheres to standard North American expectations for contact hours and credit.
Students typically enrol in the equivalent of 3 to 12 academic credits, for which, upon completion of the academic coursework, each receives an official transcript issued by the U.S. or Canadian partner institution. Students generally seek transfer credit pre-approval at their home institutions before enrolling with JNC. Due to prolonged travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, online course delivery has proven successful and popular among JNC students.
Students are primarily Chinese nationals who are already matriculated in degree-seeking programs at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. Summer study allows these students to jumpstart their progress to graduation while fostering peer networks in China to be leveraged upon their eventual return home to China. Enrollment represents a broad diversity of undergraduate students attending reputable institutions across North America, such as McGill University, Minnesota State University, Purdue University, University of Connecticut, University of Toronto, University of Washington, etc.