Important Information: ACC Program

Update: ACC 2020 Summer and Fall Programs

January 30, 2020

The Hamilton Associated Colleges in China Program is fully committed to returning to normal operations. Although the spring 2020 program was suspended when Minzu University closed access to its facilities in light of the coronavirus outbreak, ACC still anticipates offering the summer 2020 language immersion program and the summer 2020 language/internship program in Beijing. We are currently assessing the structure and start dates for those programs in light of recent events in China. The fall 2020 program is also scheduled to take place as planned. Students are encouraged to proceed with their applications for the ACC programs.

Update: ACC Spring 2020

January 27, 2020

Dear ACC Parents and Students:

ACC Beijing has determined that escalating uncertainty in China pertaining to the Coronavirus is cause for us to cancel the program effective Wednesday, January 29. The dormitories will remain open until all students have departed and the facilities at Minzu are available to students who need additional time to make travel arrangements.

Students are asked to make immediate arrangements to travel home or to their home campuses as appropriate. Any student requiring assistance with travel arrangements should contact Chen Wang at ACC. Those with roundtrip tickets should be able to change the flight without penalties or change fees. If you are charged change fees or are required to purchase a new ticket, please proceed. We will be sending information concerning refunds and reimbursements. 

We will continue to support our students until all have left the country. Students requiring additional support concerning personal matters, air travel, airport transportation, or other issues should also contact Chen Wang at ACC.

We know this decision is a disappointment to our students who were poised and dedicated to this learning experience. However, conditions are changing rapidly in China. Our decision was made in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our students.

Due to new instructional restrictions at Minzu University resulting from policies pertaining to the Coronavirus we currently plan to resume instruction in the ACC Summer Chinese Immersion program. Students wishing to engage in immersion study may join the ACC Summer Chinese Immersion. Please contact Yin Zhang at yzhang@hamilton.edu or 315-558-1080 for more information.

The ACC Program will be in touch with you and your home institutions regarding refunds.

Students and parents with additional concerns should contact me directly.


Carolyn North
Assistant Dean, Off-Campus Study
Hamilton College
Business hours: 315-859-4329
After-hours contact Hamilton Campus Safety: 315-859-4141

Contact Information

Associated Colleges in China

Christian A. Johnson Hall
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4326 315-859-4222 acchina@hamilton.edu
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