Sun Yat-sen assists students in finding off-campus accommodations. Apartments usually cost $220–$290 per month.
The fall semester runs from September to January; depending on professors, students may be able to schedule their final exams early and complete the semester in late December. The spring semester runs from early March to early July. View Sun Yat-sen's academic calendar. Approximate Fall 2014 dates: September 15, 2014-January 18, 2015.
Chinese Language Courses
Sun Yat-sen University invites teachers from the School of Chinese as a Second Language to give lectures on Chinese language and culture. These include elementary conversation language and Chinese culture. These will be arranged once a week for 1.5 hours each session. Tuition for this program is waived for exchange students; participants only pay for the textbook. A certificate signed by the instructor will be issued after the participant has successfully completed the training. UNF students cannot receive academic credit for this course or other languge courses offered at Sun Yat-Sen.
Visa & Health Insurance Information
Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).