Study Abroad: Southwest University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, China)

ChinaProgram Description

Chicago-Kent is authorized to send up to four exchange students to Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) each academic year. It is understood that each exchange student will spend one semester at the host institution. The application deadline is October 15 for the fall semester and March 15 for the spring semester.

Country Background Notes

"The People's Republic of China was established on October 1, 1949, with Beijing as its capital city.  With well over 1.3 billion citizens, China is the world's most populous country and the third largest country in the world in terms of territory.  China is undergoing rapid, profound economic and social change and development.  Political power remains centralized in the Chinese Communist Party.  Modern tourist facilities are available in major cities, but many facilities in smaller provincial cities and rural areas are frequently below international standards." This information came from the U.S. Department of State. Read the Department of State Background Notes on China for additional information.

Country Travel Notes

"Travel to China is possible year-round, as long as you're prepared for what the season can throw at you. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to early November) can be the best time to be on the road, as you avoid the blistering heat of summer (June to August) and stinging chill of winter (November to February/March). Autumn in Běijīng, for example, is particularly pleasant, as are early spring and autumn in Hong Kong. Summer is the busiest tourist season, and getting around and finding accommodation during the peak summer crush can be draining." This information came from Lonely Planet's online travel guide. For more information on travel and hostels check out Lonely Planet's travel guide here.

Weather Report

"North China is hot and largely dry in summer, especially in the baking northwest (but Běijīng is also uncomfortable). The Yangzi River (Cháng Jiāng) region is very hot and humid, and southern China, with a coastline harassed by typhoons, also swelters. Rainfall rarely falls in quantities that can disrupt travel plans, except on the southern coastline during the typhoon season." This information came from The Weather Channel. Find out the current weather report in Chongqing by clicking here.