Gateway Program in Chengdu, China

Congratulations on your acceptance to the PLU Gateway Program in Chengdu, China! As you prepare for study away, use the resources here to make sure you have submitted all the necessary forms and done your pre-departure research.


Chengdu Language School


Paperwork checklist – ISEP-D students
Paperwork checklist – L & C students (fall only)
Paperwork checklist – PLU students (fall only)

SCU Application

Although you have been accepted to the Chengdu, China program by PLU, you must apply to Sichuan University (SCU) and pre-select your courses. The acceptance letter from SCU is necessary for the Visa application.

You MUST type and sign the SCU application. Please use the SAMPLE application for reference to application components that are not intuitive.

Visa Application

In order to study in China you MUST have a Visa.

When filling out the visa applications, TYPE in ALL CAPS. Passport photos MUST have a white background in order to obtain a visa. Do not forget to SIGN your application.

Visa Application*

Please refer to the Visa Application Sample to serve as a guide for your application; not all sections of these applications are intuitive. The yellow sections should be the same on your application.

*You may need to download a different version of adobe; follow the prompts.

Direct Deposit - Fall Only

Meals are included in the program fee for PLU and Lewis & Clark students only. In order to have funds deposited into your personal debit card, you must submit the Direct Deposit Form to the PLU Business Office. The Wang Center can not collect this form. Fill it out, print, sign and send to:

Pacific Lutheran University
Business Office
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

Please be sure to notify your bank that you will use your card in China for the duration of your travels. Otherwise, your bank will freeze your card for fear of fraud.

Group Flight - Fall Only

Since the Chengdu, China program begins with a Group Study Tour in Beijing you can opt to have your flight arranged by PLU. You are still financially responsible for this roundtrip Seattle-Beijing group flight (we typically get a competitive price). Notify Tanya Ulsted if you would like to be on the group flight.