Pre-arrival Timeline

Admitted Students Information

 

This is a partial checklist of things to do before you leave for Beijing. Please
pay close attention to the dates below. All document submissions can be
completed in The Beijing Center online Student Login

Pre-arrival
Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018

Remember to complete the following items on your own or with your home university:

  • Renew/Apply for Passport-Your passport must be valid for an additional six (6) months after your departure from China at the conclusion of your program.
  • Complete home university study abroad application
  • Get courses approved with home university
  • Confirm financial aid with home university
  • Enroll in any home university placeholder study abroad classes, if applicable
  • Complete Consortium Agreement, if applicable
  • Complete TBC Internship Application, if applicable

Spring 2018

This is a partial checklist of things to do before you leave for Beijing. Please pay close attention to the dates below. All document submissions can be completed in The Beijing Center online Student Login.

*You must wait to apply for your visa until you have received three (3) UIBE visa documents from TBC staff. These will be hard copy documents mailed to you.

Spring 2018 Academic Calendar

15Oct
Application Deadline
17Oct
Recommendations Submitted
23Oct
Acceptance Decisions Announced (if not before!)
30Oct
Submit Intent to Enroll
1Nov
Internship Application Deadline
TBD
Attend Study Abroad Orientation
8Nov
Submit Housing Preference, Roommate Questionnaire, Health Survey, and ID photo (official, passport-sized)
22Nov
Submit Flight Itinerary
29Nov
Enroll in Courses via Loyola U-Chicago student information system, LOCUS and Pay for Housing, if you are billed directly by TBC
10Dec
Apply for Chinese Visa*
14Jan
Depart for China
15Jan
Arrive in Beijing. We’ll pick you up at the airport!

Remember to complete the following items on your own or with your home university

  • Renew/Apply for Passport-Your passport must be valid for an additional six (6) months after your departure from China at the conclusion of your program.
  • Complete home university study abroad application
  • Get courses approved with home university
  • Confirm financial aid with home university
  • Enroll in any home university placeholder study abroad classes, if applicable
  • Complete Consortium Agreement, if applicable

Summer 2018: Global Leaders Internship Program Timeline

This is a partial checklist of things to do before you leave for Beijing. Please pay close attention to the dates below. All document submissions can be completed in The Beijing Center online Student Login.

*You must wait to apply for your visa until you have received three (3) UIBE visa documents from TBC staff. These will be hard copy documents mailed to you.

 

15Mar
Application deadline
17Mar
Recommendations Submitted
22Mar
Acceptance Decisions Announced (if not before!)
29Mar
Submit Intent to Enroll
7Apr
Submit Housing Preference, Health Survey, and ID photo (official, passport-sized)
14Apr
Submit Flight Itinerary
TBD
Attend Study Abroad Orientation
TBD
Enroll in Courses via Loyola U-Chicago student information system, LOCUS
1May
Apply for Chinese Visa*
1May
Pay for Housing, if you are billed directly by TBC
23May
Depart for China
23May
Arrive in Beijing. We will pick you up at the airport!
24-25May
Orientation
28May
Internship Begins
28-31Jul
Excursion to Shenzhen and Hong Kong
31Jul
Global Leaders ends, Students leaving from Hong Kong

Remember to complete the following items on your own or with your home university:

  • Renew/Apply for Passport-Your passport must be valid for an additional six (6) months after your departure from China at the conclusion of your program.
  • Complete home university study abroad application
  • Get courses approved with home university
  • Confirm financial aid with home university
  • Enroll in any home university placeholder study abroad classes, if applicable
  • Complete Consortium Agreement, if applicable

Fall 2018

This is a partial checklist of things to do before you leave for Beijing. Please pay close attention to the dates below. All document submissions can be completed in The Beijing Center online Student Login.

*You must wait to apply for your visa until you have received three (3) UIBE visa documents from TBC staff. These will be hard copy documents mailed to you.

Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

1Apr
Application Deadline
3Apr
Recommendations Submitted
6Apr
Acceptance Decisions Announced (if not before!)
13Apr
Submit Intent to Enroll
TBD
Attend Study Abroad Orientation
20Apr
Submit Housing Preference, Roommate Questionnaire, Health Survey, and ID photo (official, passport-sized)
1May
Internship Application Deadline
1Jun
Submit Flight Itinerary & Pay for Housing, if you are billed directly by TBC
8Jun
Enroll in Courses via Loyola U-Chicago student information system, LOCUS
1Jul
Apply for Chinese Visa*
11Aug
Depart for China
12Aug
Arrive in Beijing. We’ll pick you up at the airport!

Program Withdrawl Fees Calendar

Fall Programs

  • On or After June 1st ($500)
  • On or After July 15th ($1,500)
  • On or After August 1st ($2,000)

Spring Programs

  • On or After November 15th ($500)
  • On or After December 1st ($1,500)
  • On or After January 1st ($2,000)

Summer Programs

Due to the volume of work required in the initial phases of placing a student and the potential damage to partner relationships that can be caused by late withdrawal, the summer program carries a higher withdrawal penalty than the semester program.

  • If an internship has been offered but the student withdraws after April 1st ($500)
  • If an internship offer is accepted and then the student withdraws prior to April 1st ($1,500)
  • If an internship has been offered but the student withdraws after April 15th ($2,000)
  • If an internship offer is accepted and the student withdraws on or after April 15th ($3,500)

*An offer is considered as having been accepted regardless of the internship being contingent on passing a background check.

Summer Program Background Check Policy: a student may accept an internship offer that is contingent on passing a background check. If the student subsequently fails the background check, TBC will work to identify new opportunities as quickly as possible, but this process will take time and the options will likely be limited. The student will need to be flexible regarding the type of internship he or she will consider. If the student instead withdraws from the program, he or she will be assessed fees in accordance with the refund and cancellation policies based on the original offer that was accepted.

All Programs: Post-start Withdrawal:

After Program Start Date: If a student withdraws after the first day of orientation in Beijing, TBC retains the full program fee (tuition and housing). An exception may be made for medical reasons on a case-by-case basis. To express an intent to withdraw after the program has begun, students should speak with our Academic Director at TBC in China. There is no credit or refund for a student who is suspended or dismissed from the program for any reason.