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  • Locations: New Paltz, United States
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-SUNY New Paltz applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
NP Logo CQUE Logo
VH      Application Deadline:
         October 15, 2021
         Contact Information:
            Phone: (845) 257-3595

Program Overview

Welcome to the CQUE Dual Diploma Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz! We are pleased that you have selected this unique and competitive academic program. As part of this program, students will have the opportunity to:
  • practice and develop excellent English language skills with native speakers in classroom and social settings while training to become English language teachers.
  • increase cultural knowledge and awareness and become citizens of the world as a result of the bicultural learning experience.
  • complete a rigorous undergraduate dual degree in four years and receive both a Chinese and an American diploma from two well-established universities.
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Our Location

New Paltz Wide View

Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, only 90 minutes north of New York City, SUNY New Paltz offers the best of both worlds by allowing students to experience a traditional American college campus while being just a train or bus ride away from Times Square. Our campus offers a beautiful view of the Shawangunk Mountains and easy access to outdoor recreation such as hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking as well as a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, historic sites, and local entertainment venues in a quaint village.

There are thirteen residence halls on campus, centered mostly in two quads.  The main campus has two dozen buildings and extensive athletic and sports areas.  We warmly invite you to join us on a virtual tour of our campus.

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Step one - Submit an application online.

To apply to this program, please click APPLY NOW box at the top of this page and follow the instructions to submit your application.

Step two - Submit required documents.

Applicants must submit the following documents to complete their application:

  1. School Records  - high school transcript or high school completion certificate
  2. Financial Records - documents showing that you have the funding to pay for your studies in the US. You need to supply an original bank statement in your name issued within the past three months. If your source of funding is from a family member or other sponsor, we also need a letter verifying support and an original bank statement in your sponsor’s name issued within the past three months. This documentation is required by the U.S. government and you will need similar records to take to the Embassy when you apply for a student visa, so please get two copies. Record must reflect $56,569.00 or more. 
  3. Passport  - copy of the photo page of your passport

Step three - Pre-arrival information and forms

Once your application is accepted, we will issue an I-20 and send it to you.  Pre-arrival information and instructions on how to apply for an F-1 visa will be available on the Learning Content in Studio Abroad. You also need to provide the following information and forms:

  1. Airport Arrival Information
  2. Attendance Response
  3. Housing License Form
  4. Health Form
Step four - Review Learning Content.

The learning contents on the left-hand side of your application provide all of the important information you need while preparing to study at SUNY New Paltz, including the official airport pick-up dates, housing information, tuition costs and payment details. Although failure to review learning contents will not affect your opportunity to study at New Paltz, we strongly encourage you to read those materials.

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Tuition and Living Expenses

The amounts shown below reflect the amount ($58,778) that must be documented for your I-20 (excluding Spring 2023). Tuition, fees (including orientation), health insurance, room and board (food) are mandatory charges billed by the university for the first semester. Books and personal expenses are not billable expenses and will vary depending on students' courses and spending habits. Airfare is not included. 
Estimated Costs of Attendance Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Tuition $8,490 $8,490 $8,999 $4,500
Fees $727 $358 $771 $240
Health Insurance $1,143 inc. in spring $873 $1,212
Room Rent $4,747 $4,345 $5,032 off campus
Food Service $2,500 $2,710 $2,650 off campus
Books and Personal Expenses $2,220 $2,220 $2,353 $1,177
Orientation Fee $150.00 N/A N/A N/A
TOTALS $19,977 $18,123 $20,678 $7,129

* The 2022-2023 costs are estimated and assume a 6% increase in tuition, health insurance, room and board and fees. These amounts are not yet determined and could be higher or lower.
† New students will also pay a one-time orientation fee to cover the costs of meals and activities during orientation.

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Paying for Your Education

You will receive a bill online after you have arrived and been registered for classes.  The payment due date will be available on your bill or in your webpage (under Money).

You have several options to pay for your tuition, fees and living expenses, but we recommend that you pay online with a credit card. You may also send a wire transfer using Flywire ( Alternatively you may pay when you arrive at New Paltz using cash, traveler's check, personal check, or credit card. You may contact the Student Account Office by telephone at (845) 257-3150 or by e-mail at More information about payment can be found in Office of Student Accounts website.

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Beth orientation speachWe provide an orientation for all new students.  During orientation you will learn about campus resources and events as well as meet your advisors and faculty members.

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Health Insurance

All international students are required to purchase the State University of New York Health Insurance Policy.  We do not accept applications for a waiver of the insurance requirement. The international student health insurance plan is offered by UnitedHealthCare and provides access to excellent medical services in the local area, full coverage of prescription medication, and treatment for pre-existing conditions, as well as medical evacuation and repatriation.  It is readily accepted by physicians and hospitals throughout the United States.

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Housing and Meal Plan

Redience Hall You can reserve a room on campus by completing the Housing License as part of your pre-arrival questionnaire by the deadline. All new students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan.

Please note that bedding is not provided in the Residence Halls even during the first night of your stay. All students are required to buy their own twin-XL bedding. You can either bring bedding or purchase it during orientation.

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Official Arrival Pick-Up Date

The Center for International Programs provides bus transportation to New Paltz from John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City.  The official arrival pick-up date for Spring 2022 is scheduled on TBD (To be determined).

If you have signed up for pick-up, but for any reason, you are not able to arrive during the time as specified or change your travel plans, please notify our office by emailing or calling the office at (845) 257-3595. Please note the bus will not wait for you if your flight is delayed, you will need to make your own arrangement to travel to New Paltz.  The detailed information regarding airport pick-up will be emailed to you from SUNY New Paltz approximately one week before the scheduled arrival date.

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Important Dates
Semester Spring 2022 Summer 1 2022 Summer 7 2023 Fall 2022 Spring 2023  
Official Airport Pickup Date TBD N/A N/A N/A N/A  
On-Campus Move-In Date TBD N/A N/A TBD TBD  
Orientation Begins TBD N/A N/A N/A N/A  
First Day of Class 1/24/22 TBD TBD 8/29/22 1/23/23  
Last Day of Class 5/9/22 TBD TBD 12/12/22 5/8/23  
Final Exams 5/13-5/19 TBD TBD 12/14-12/21 5/15-5/18  
End of Semester 5/19/22 TBD TBD 12/21/22 5/18/23  
Residence Halls Close 5/20/22 TBD TBD 12/22/22 5/19/23  
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Travel to New Paltz

If you do not use our airport pick-up, below are directions to New Paltz from New York area airports:
JFK Airport Take Airtrain to Jamaica Station, then take the E subway to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. OR
Take the New York Airport Transport Bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
LaGuardia Airport Take the New York Airport Transport Bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
Newark Airport Take the New York Airport Transport Bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. OR
Take the Airtrain to the Newark International Train station and the NJ transit or Amtrak train to Manhattan.
Stewart Airport There is no direct public transportation service to our campus.  Taxi service via A-1 Transportation Inc.
(Tel: 845-562-7300) is available to the campus for approximately $50.

When you are at Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the Trailways Bus to New Paltz.  Buses run to New Paltz every 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.