CIEE Intensive Chinese Language Program in Beijing, China
Your intermediate or advanced proficiency will skyrocket while you explore Beijing’s role in Chinese society. Small, topic-oriented, cultural activities and lectures provide meaning to what you learn in the classroom and give you additional tools to successfully navigate living in another culture. Plus, you’ll take part in intensive Mandarin language courses, area studies electives, weekly interactions with Chinese peer tutors, a homestay option, and group excursions.
Study abroad in Beijing and you'll:
Choose from the largest selection of language electives in China at the prestigious Peking University
Improve your Mandarin with up to 20 hours of in-class language instruction per week and one-on-one tutorials with peer tutors
Learn from CIEE staff trained in teaching Chinese culture and Chinese as a second language
Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven, and areas outside of Beijing
Live with a Chinese host family or in a dorm with other international students
Participate in smaller, topic-oriented cultural activities and lectures
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please meet with an Education Abroad Peer Advisor:
Education Abroad Advising Center
70 Butterfield Terrace
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Du Bois Library
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Dates / Deadlines:
UMass/IPO Application Deadline
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.