The Standard for Sino-American Education


LION International Summer Programs are the first and largest alliance of accredited summer programs in southwestern and northwestern China. The LION project was jointly organized by Sichuan University and Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2010. Each university offers English-taught summer classes to students in the fields of business, mathematics, science, fine arts and the humanities. Upon completion of the program, academic transcripts are issued by Sichuan University and Xi’an Jiaotong University. Transcripts being sent to foreign academic institutions are first sent to the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) for independent verification. CDGDC is the only entity authorized by the Ministry of Education to verify higher education transcripts and certificates earned in the domestic education system.