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JSA Diplomat Program in Beijing, China

Fast Facts

Program Dates

The program runs from Friday, July 6th through Sunday, July 29th.

Program Tuition

Tuition for the Diplomat Program in Beijing, China is $7,500, which covers meals, textbooks, housing, and the course.

Application Deadline

Students must apply by March 30th, 2018 to be considered for the Diplomat Program.

A Worldly Experience

Young leaders from across the world travel to Beijing, China, to learn about modern China and the art of diplomacy. The JSA Diplomat program aims to provide America’s future leaders with the skills to represent their country effectively on global issues. Students will gain an in-depth look at the world’s most dynamic economy, the political changes that have enabled China’s economic growth and the accompanying cultural shifts that have resulted. Students will observe and study a society engaged in massive transformation, and analyze and interpret its significance to the future of America and the world.



Classes offered are Mandarin Chinese Language and Chinese History & Culture. During the month-long session, students can earn college credit in courses in Chinese history and language.


Each JSA Summer School Program delivers a unique experience and lens through which the student can explore the historical and practical dimensions of democratic civic leadership, gain perspective and insights, and strengthen skills for success. America during the 20th and 21st centuries has transformed from a somewhat isolationist, largely inner-focused nation to the predominant power in global geo-political affairs. Thus the JSA Summer School program portfolio would not be complete without a world-class summer school course that takes students on a learning journey to the one country that likely will have more impact on the future of American international leadership than any other – China.


The Beijing Experience

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is the nation’s political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center. Located in northern China, close to the port city of Tianjin and partially surrounded by Hebei Province, it also serves as the nation’s most important transportation hub and port of entry.


As one of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history; consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue visitors as they explore the city’s ancient past and exciting modern development. Today Beijing is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, with about 4.4 million international visitors per year.