Information Sessions and Program Calendar


 2017-2018 Information Sessions

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Drake International (1331 27th Street, Des Moines)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 

  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Drake International (1331 27th Street, Des Moines)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM in the Pomerantz Conference Room (Olmsted Center, 2875 University Avenue)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Drake International (1331 27th Street, Des Moines)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM in the Pomerantz Conference Room (Olmsted Center, 2875 University Avenue)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Drake International (1331 27th Street, Des Moines)

2017-2018 Teach in China Program Calendar

During the end of 2016 and the start of 2017, Teach in China staff will begin doing outreach and promotion on Drake University's campus.  Additionally, special information sessions are held to support recruitment.

February 2017


  • Wednesday, February 1: Application Made Available

March 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1: Application Deadline
  • Week of March 6: Applicant Interviews with Program Staff
  • Friday, March 10: Program Admission Decisions Announced
  • Friday, March 24: Initial Deposit Deadline

April 2017

  • Mid-April: Placement Decisions are Announced


May 2017


  • Monday, May 1: Registration Deadline for Teach in China Training (CRN 2283); Remainder of Program Fee Due
  • Week of May 15: On-campus Participant Training (administrative and TESL training). All required support materials (materials for invitation letters, physical examination, ISIC card, etc.) must be completed prior to the beginning of training.



July 2017

  • Late July: Participants Receive Invitation Letters from Chinese Institution; Apply for Visa with Chinese Consulate



August 2017

  • Wednesday, August 23: Participants Meet in Beijing; Travel by Bus to Shijiazhuang for In-Country Training
  • Monday, August 28: Participants Depart Training Site for Placement City


September 2017


  • First Week of September: Fall Semester Begins at Placement Institutions

July 2018

  • Sunday, July 15: End of Teaching Contract. School Year Finishes
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University News
December 8, 2017
After a campaign season brimming with politicians and pundits, Drake students cast their votes at an exceptionally high rate in the 2016 presidential election.
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