We invite highly talented and motivated Chinese undergraduate students to Ithaca, New York, during the summer for an unparalleled academic, cultural, and social introduction to life at Cornell University.
In the Cornell–China Undergraduate Summer Program (CCUSP), qualified undergraduate students enroll in classes for Cornell credit alongside other Summer Session students, study with leading Cornell faculty members, and participate fully in cultural and social events on campus at one of the top universities in the world.
As a CCUSP student, you have three options:
- You may apply to take a six-week Summer Session English course (WRIT 1011) plus one additional course of your choosing.
With this option, students enroll in a specially designed 3-credit English course to help them improve both written and spoken English. They also take a second class for credit and, if granted permission, may visit (attend but not earn credit for) a third class. Students should be comfortable with instruction in English in their second class. For more information, see Courses.
- You may apply to take two 3- or 4-credit Cornell courses offered during our six-week Summer Session.
With this option, students are not required to take WRIT 1011 as one of their two courses, but instead enroll in two courses of their choosing and earn 6 to 8 Cornell credits. Please note: This option requires the permission of the admissions committee, which will determine eligibility based on the personal essay, English-language class grades, and TOEFL or IELTS scores. Students should be comfortable with instruction in English. For more information, see Courses.
- You may apply to take one 3-credit Cornell course offered during one of our three-week Summer Sessions.
With this option, students enroll in one class and earn 3 Cornell credits. Students should be comfortable with instruction in English. For more information, see Courses.