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Fact Sheet:
Candice Snowden
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Asian Studies, Chinese Language & Literature, Comparative Literature, Culture, Environmental Sciences, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Service Learning
Language(s) of Instruction:
Chinese, English
Language Prerequisite:
0 College-Level Semester
Language Credits Available:
6 credits +
Program Provider:
Program Type:
Internship (Part), Study Abroad
Residence Hall
In Classes With:
All US Students
Minimum Class Standing:
1st Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Program Description:

CET Beijing: Internship

Students smiling together

Improve your Chinese, learn about China, and build your résumé, all in one semester. You'll pursue an internship at a local organization such as Blue Ocean Network (BON) Satellite TV, Huiling Center for People with Mental Disabilities, or Women’s Watch Legal Defense Center. You'll take Chinese language classes and electives taught in English. The program also uses its longstanding guanxi (connections) to introduce you to prominent journalists, researchers, and professionals in Beijing, a city of movers and shakers. The program is open to students of all Chinese language levels, even absolute beginners.

Pursue an Internship. Improve your Chinese. Learn about China.

  • Internships at media groups, NGOs, policy centers, clinics, service organizations, philanthropic associations
  • Chinese language classes that cover one year of material in fall/spring, and one semester of material during the summer
  • Electives in: environmental studies, film, history, philosophy, political science
  • Insider's access to events, sites and key players around Beijing
  • Local roommates
  • No language prerequisite
Visit the CET website to apply and learn more about this program.

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 UMass IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below.  Note that you must also apply directly to the program provider. 

If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please come to the Education Abroad Advising Center for advising, located at 455 Hills South Building, open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 413-545-5247


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 08/29/2018 12/16/2018
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 06/13/2018 08/12/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** 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.