Established in 1921, Xiamen University is a large comprehensive institution located in southeast China. Boasting modern facilities and dormitories, Xiamen enrolls over 30,000 students in a wide array of academic disciplines. Exchange students enroll in a separate international college, and take courses with about 400 other international students.
- Spring Semester: mid-February through late June
- Academic Year: mid-September through late June
Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.
Temple students who study at Xiamen University attend their Chinese as a Foreign Language program, which focuses on intensive Chinese language training and Chinese culture.
Students with advanced Chinese language proficiency (HSK5 or higher) may have additional course options.
Language of instruction
- Chinese (Mandarin)
The island city of Xiamen, in the province of Fujian, is a coastal city in southeastern China and is located about 450 miles northeast of Hong Kong. The city has a population of about 1.5 million, and the university is located at the southern end of the main island that comprises the city. Historically, Xiamen was one of the first ports that traded with Europeans in the 16th century, and was China’s main tea exporting city in the 19th century. It is still a major port today and is considered a gateway to China. Nicknamed the “Garden City”, it is also a popular tourist destination. The climate is humid and subtropical, with long, hot summers and mild winters.
Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: March 1 for the academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester