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Dates and Cost

Program Dates: June 18 – August 3, 2018 (7 weeks)
Reporting Dates: Arrive June 17, 2018; Depart August 4, 2018
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Time: Two hours of intensive classroom performance each morning; plus 3-5 hours of self-study in the evening.
Credits: 4 credits from Washington University
Application Priority Deadline: April 30, 2018  with rolling admissions thereafter

The full tuition for the 7 week course is approximately $2,660. A $500 non-refundable deposit applicable to tuition is required within two weeks of acceptance to the program. Textbooks, room and board (if necessary) and other non tuition fees are not included in tuition.


Many tuition scholarships for graduating high school seniors, college students, and college graduates are available based on both need and merit. Tuition after scholarships will be approximately $800~$1,200. The scholarship application is included in the program application. 

Incoming  high school sophmores and juniors may be eligible for admission on a case-by-case basis. Apply through the WUSTL High School Summer Scholars Program or WUSTL Early College Scholars Program.


Students are strongly encouraged to live on-campus in the Washington University residence halls. Double rooms are approximately $23 per night ($1.119 for seven weeks); a limited number of single rooms are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the same price. Housing is reserved directly with the university. As WUSTL is offering an “ALLEX” rate to language students, please contact ALLEX for reservation instructions. Students will be housed in suites in either Dauten Hall or Shanedling Hall. The suites are comprised of 2 double rooms and 2 single rooms, with a shared bathroom. For more information about accomadation please see WUSTL Summer Program Residential Life.


WUSTL Dining Services is consistently ranked in the nation’s top ten by the Princeton Review. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available à la carte style in a food court setting in the Dains Dining Hall located in the Danforth University Center.Recommended budget is $7.50 for breakfast, $8.50 for lunch, and $9.50 for dinner. You may pay for each meal with cash or credit card or put money on a meal card at the time you register for housing. More information at WUSTL Summer Dining.

How the ALLEX Summer Institute at Washington University is organized

Similar Chinese and Japanese intensive summer programs, such as Middlebury, Cornell, Monterey, Harvard, and Princeton programs, cost much more than the ALLEX Summer Institute. The reason we are able to keep our tuition low is because this course is part of the ALLEX Foundation’s Chinese and Japanese Teacher Training Institute. In this program, four universities—Cornell, Portland State, Ohio State, and Washington University—collaborate on a summer course to train Chinese and Japanese teachers. The course is led and supervised by master teachers who are experts in the field. Working under the master teachers are a group of graduate students—native speakers who are preparing to be language instructors at universities all over the U.S.

Washington UniversityStudents in the course will have a language class with a master teacher, interspersed with classes led by one of the training teachers under the supervision of the master teacher. The ALLEX faculty of master teachers includes some of the nation’s top experts in Chinese and Japanese language pedagogy; many have taught in elite Chinese and Japanese language programs. Additionally, each student of Chinese and Japanese will be assigned a teacher-trainee who will work with them individually outside of class when needed.

Because the language class is also serving as a laboratory for the training of language teachers, we are able to offer the class at a lower cost. But because students will have class everyday with master teachers, and because our teacher trainees are carefully selected, bright, experienced and enthusiastic young people from Japan, Taiwan and China, you will be getting the best of both worlds: top quality language instruction at an affordable price.

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