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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Ernberger, Monica Program Director: Ernberger, Monica
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English, Mandarin Sponsor: CIEE
ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:


CIEE Summer Intensive Chinese Language Program in Beijing, China
Spend this summer immersed in a dynamic language learning environment that compels you to explore beyond the classroom. In eight weeks with the Summer Intensive Chinese Language program, you’ll complete the equivalent of one year of university-level Chinese coursework at one of the country’s most prestigious universities.

Through intensive Mandarin language training, weekly sessions with Chinese peer tutors, a homestay option, and cultural excursions you won’t simply study Chinese – you’ll live it.

Study aborad in Beijing you will:

  • Improve your language skills through 20 hours of intensive in-class language coursework per week, and individual and small group tutorials with Peking University graduate student tutors
  • Study the equivalent of one year university-level Chinese coursework in eight weeks while exploring Beijing and surrounding areas
  • Enrich your study by choosing from among a number of language and area study electives
  • Take in an acrobatics performance, go hiking, volunteer with disabled youth, and explore traditional sites such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven
  • Volunteer in a needy organization, or participate in smaller, topic-oriented cultural activities and lectures that provide meaning to what you learn in the classroom and give you additional tools to understand your experience of living in another culture
  • Choose an extended weekend excursion outside Beijing, designed around a specific theme
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.