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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 5, 2018 – Jan 19, 2019 (19 weeks)
  • Credit: 13 - 16 semester hours / 19.5 - 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Aug 26, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020 (19 weeks)*
  • Credit: 13 - 16 semester hours / 19.5 - 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Feb 14 – Jun 22, 2019 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 13 - 16 semester hours / 19.5 - 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 5, 2018 – Jun 22, 2019 (41 weeks)
  • Credit: 13 - 16 semester hours / 19.5 - 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Olympic Stadium are just some of the awesome historic sites that will amaze you in and around China’s capital city. And as you get familiar with its many sights and sounds, you’ll push your solid Mandarin skills even further ahead. Reinforce all you’re learning with meaningful volunteering, cultural activities, and even research. It’s a study-abroad experience that’s out of this world.  

Unique Experiences

  • Challenge yourself at prestigious Peking University

    with courses at the School of International Studies, the Guanghua School of Management, and many more.

  • Explore this vast country

    with two unforgettable long weekend excursions, one preset, and one you choose.

  • Take your Chinese language skills

    to a professional level with one-on-one tutorials and special meals.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Location & Culture

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With a population of 22 million and counting, people from all over China and the world have flocked to this cultural center as China’s economy and international power have grown. A fascinating blend of the very old and the ultra-modern, it’s home to 15th century treasures like the Hall of Supreme Harmony and stunners like Beijing National Stadium, a.k.a. the Bird’s Nest. The jam-packed cosmopolitan city buzzes with a lively arts scene, and is home to a record number of top research institutions and technology companies.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit amazing sites loaded with history, like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
  • Take a long weekend away to an alluring destination like Xi’an, Hangzhou, or Nanjing.
  • Load up on culture with plays, rock music performances, art exhibitions, and more.
  • Try something new like a class in calligraphy, painting, seal carving, or martial arts.
  • Keep your language skills polished even when you travel, thanks to Chinese students who come along to help you practice.

PROJECTS

  • Peer Tutor program. CIEE students are paired with local students from the PKU department in which the CIEE student is enrolled. These tutorials provide students guided support in academic writing and research in a Chinese context, which is integrated into the required CIEE core course, Tutorial for Advanced Research and Writing. They also provide students extra conversation practice in Mandarin and guidance with homework assignments, while giving students an opportunity to befriend a Chinese peer.
  • Target language meals. To encourage students to use improving Chinese, CIEE periodically arranges for students to share meals with tutors or Chinese friends and instructors.
  • Volunteering. Connect with Chinese people and give back. Share meals and crafts with autistic children or teach English at a school for blind children.

 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: The option to live with a host family is ideal for students who want to live in a Chinese language environment, and make rapid progress in Chinese language and culture study. Students have their own bedroom and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom (some have private bath). Host families live within a 45-minute commute of campus. Family members speak only Chinese. 

    Residence Halls: Zhongguanyuan Global Village at PKU has inviting, comfortable accommodations. Students live in suite-style units with one or two roommates (CIEE students or other international students). Each student has a private bedroom, and shared living space and bathroom. Internet access and share kitchens included.

  • MEALS

    Homestays: Students are invited to family meals about four times during the week, and should budget for other meals, including lunch on campus.

    Residence halls: Meals are not included. Students typically eat at student cafeterias or at inexpensive restaurants on and around campus.

Beijing, China

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE BEIJING

    Bejing

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    PEKING UNIVERSITY

    ZHONGGUANYUAN GLOBAL VILLAGE

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    Getting Around

    Students walk and use public transportation, which is easily accessed.

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The program details

CIEE Beijing at Peking University (PKU) opened in 1980 and the Advanced Chinese Studies program started in 2009. It is appropriate for highly motivated, superior-level (by ACTFL standards) Chinese language students interested in taking content classes completely instructed in Chinese with local Chinese undergraduate students.

During the application process, you will have to submit a PKU Study Plan form to indicate which school or department of Peking University you plan on enrolling in.

Students agree to speak Chinese in certain situations to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students attend classes Monday through Friday and take most courses within one department or school at PKU. Classroom size ranges from 20 to 200 students, depending on the course, and teaching styles and course requirements also vary. Syllabi may or may not be provided, depending on the professor. Students take classes with local Chinese classmates in the PKU department or school in which they enroll, with Mandarin Chinese as the language of instruction. The CIEE core course includes only CIEE students.

  • GRADING

    CIEE course: Students are graded on participation in formal lectures and scheduled meetings with tutors. Peking University courses: Grades are based on a mid-term exam, final exam, homework, attendance, and class participation. Grades are calculated on a percentage basis and converted to U.S. letter grade equivalents. Graduating seniors note: Grades for the spring semester are not available until September, and grades for the fall semester are not available until the following March.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Academic culture varies among PKU schools. A teacher’s assistant (TA) is typically assigned to each course, and international students are expected to communicate with TAs to get specific course information and discuss issues. Students are expected to work independently and diligently to meet the requirements of each course.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    • Superior-level Chinese language skills in accordance with the ACTFL standards.  This typically results from at least 8 semesters of college-level Chinese or the equivalent. 
    • Junior or senior standing .
    • Under age 45.
    • Not a citizen of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau (includes permanent U.S. residents).
    • Strongly recommended: Submitting an HSK (National Chinese Language Proficiency Test) score for a test completed in the past year.  Recommended score is at least new HSK level 6 or above

  • PROGRAM CREDIT

    • Total credit range, semester: 13-16 semester/19.5-24 quarter hours. Credits and contact hours vary by course.
    • Courses at PKU typically vary from 2 to 5 U.S. credits. The Chinese system requires more self-directed reading per each class hour than U.S. institutions.
    • Required CIEE course is worth 1 credit.

Curriculum

Each semester, students take:

  • 3 or more courses at Peking University
  • CIEE Tutorial for Advanced Research and Writing (Academic year students take this course first semester only)

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Spring 2019 Courses

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REQUIRED CIEE COURSE

PEKING UNIVERSITY COURSES

The following courses are from some example schools and departments and do not represent all the courses available. Students need to be flexible in their course choice because courses may not be offered every semester and availability may not be known until registration takes place on site. Syllabi for specific courses are typically not available prior to course enrollment. Please refer to the current academic year undergraduate curriculum for each school or department listed on the Peking University website: 

Bilingual list (primary, course schedule with PKU syllabi, categorized by schools and departments):

http://dean.pku.edu.cn/pkudean/course/kcb.php?ll=1

Bilingual list (secondary, course list categorized by schools and departments):

http://english.pku.edu.cn/Admission/Undergraduate/UndergraduateCourse/

Chinese list: 

http://www.pku.edu.cn/education/kcsz/index.htm

 

 

The example courses listed below are all taught in Mandarin Chinese and are designed for Chinese students enrolled at Peking University.

 

School of Mathematical Sciences
Abstract Algebra
Advanced Algebra
Advanced Statistical Computation
Advanced Theory of Probability
Advanced Theory of Statistics
Analysis and Design of Algorithms
Applied Regression Analysis
Applied Stochastic Calculus
Applied Stochastic Processes
Applied Time Series Analysis
Artificial Neural Networks
Commutative Algebra
Computational Statistics
Computer Graphics
Cryptography
Data Structures
Differential Geometry on Principal Bundles
Digital Signal Processing
Ergodic Theory
Finite Element Method
Functional Analysis
Functions of Real Variables
Functions of Real Variables and Functional Analysis
Geometric Analysis
Geometry
Homology Theory
Introduction to Financial Mathematics
Introduction to Riemannian Geometry
Lie Groups and their Representations
Machine Learning
Mathematical Analysis
Mathematical Logic
Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times
Mathematics of Data
Methods of Stochastic Simulations
Modular Form and Number Theory
Nonparametric Statistics
Numerical Algebra 
Numerical Methods: Principles, Algorithms and Applications
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
Operation Research
Parallel Computation
Partial Differential Equations
Pattern Recognition
Probability Theory
Programming Techniques and Methodology
Selected Topics in Abstract Algebra
Software for Mathematicians
Statistics
Symbolic Computation
Symplectic Geometry
Theory of Risk
Topology

School of Physics
Advanced Mathematics
Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Astronomical Techniques and Methods: Optical and Infrared
Atmospheric Physics Base
Atomic Physics
Climate Modeling
Comprehensive Physics Experiments
Computational Physics
Electrodynamics
Engineering Drawing and its Applications
Equilibrium Statistical Physics
Experimental Methods for Nuclear and Particle Physics
Fluid Mechanics
Frontiers of Nanoscience and Technology
Fundamentals of Electronic Circuits and Experiments
Fundamentals of Electronic Measurements and Experiments
Global Environmental and Climate Change
Group Theory
Introduction to the Atmosphere
Introduction to Atmospheric Science
Introduction to Biophysics
Introduction to Computation
Introduction to Computational Physics
Introduction to Computers and Computer Operations
Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Laser Physics
Linear Algebra
Low Temperature Physics
Material Physics
Mechanics
Methods of Mathematical Physics
Modern Optics and Optoelectronics
Modern Physics
New Technologies in Cosmological Detection
Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments
Order of Magnitude Physics
Particle Physics
Plasma Physics
Principle of Atmospheric Measurement and Instrumentation
Quantum Field Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Optics
Quantum Statistical Physics
Reading and Oral Presentation of Astronomical Literature
Satellite Meteorology
Scientific Software
Semiconductor Physics
Seminar on the Frontiers of Modern Physics
Seminar on the Frontiers of Quantum Materials
Special Topics on Astrophysics
Superconductivity
Surface Physics
Theoretical Mechanics
Weather Analysis and Forecast

College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering
Application of Computers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Catalysis Chemistry
Chemical Function of Materials
Chemical Information Retrieval
Chemistry and Society
Chemistry Today
College Chemistry
Colloid Chemistry
Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry
Comprehensive Experiments in Chemistry
Comprehensive Organic Chemistry
Electromagnetics
Environmental Chemistry
Fascinating Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Higher Mathematics
Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Chromatography
Introduction to Computation
Linear Algebra
Material Physics
New Materials Today
Optics
Organic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopy
Physical Chemistry
Problem Solving in Higher Mathematics
Problem Solving in Linear Algebra
Radiation Chemistry and Processing
Radiochemistry
Safety in Chemical Laboratories
Selected Readings in Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Surface Physical Chemistry
X-Ray Diffraction of Polycrystalline Materials

School of Life Sciences
Animal Biology
Basic Molecular Biology
Basic Biochemical Pharmaceutics
Biochemistry
Biological Evolution
Biopharmaceutical Engineering and Regulations
Biostatistics
Cell Biology
Concepts and Ideas in Biology
Conservation Biology
Current Topics in Biochemistry
Current Topics in Host-Pathogen Interactions and Human Disease
Eukaryotic DNA Replication and Checkpoint Control
Frontiers of Life Science
General Biology
General Chemistry
General Ecology
Higher Mathematics
Human Sex, Reproduction and Health
Introduction to Computation
Introduction to Modern Biotechnology
Introduction to Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Introduction to Plant Biology
Life Sciences and Logical Thinking
Linear Algebra
Methods in Bioinformatics
Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
Molecular Basis of Human Disease
Neurobiology
Organic Chemistry
Physics
Practical Protein Crystallography
Professional Skills for Scientific Research
Protein and Life
Protein Chemistry
Protein Structure in Virus Life Cycles

Department of Chinese Language and Literature
American Fiction: 1900-1930
Ancient Chinese
Ancient Chinese Culture
Ancient Chinese History
Ancient Chinese Literary Canon
Bibliography
Chinese Dialectology
Chinese Film Studies
Chinese Folklore and Social Life
Chinese Modern Drama
Chinese Rhetoric
College Chinese
Contemporary Chinese Literature
Deciphering Inner Chapters of Zhuangzi
Essentials of Classical Writings
Folklore
Fundamentals of Experimental Phonetics
History of Chinese
History of Chinese Literary Criticism
History of Classical Chinese Literature
History of Classical Philology
History of Western Literary Theory
Introduction to Chinese Classical Writings
Introduction to Chinese Phonetics
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Modern Poetics
Language Engineering and Chinese Information Processing
Literature and Culture
Mandarin and Chinese Dialects
Modern Chinese
Modern Chinese Literature
Oral Chinese Language
Poetry and Composition
Reading and Writing Chinese (Elementary)
Reading Chinese Classics
Reading Films
Rules and Forms of Classical Poetry and Composition
Saussurean Linguistics
Selected Readings from Ancient Chinese Literature
Selected Readings from Contemporary Chinese Literature 
Selected Readings from Mencius
Semantics
Sinology in Japan
Spoken Languages and Oral Cultures in China
Studies on Dream of the Red Chamber
Studies on Internet Literature in the New Century
Studies on Chinese Mythology
Studies on Lyric Verse
Studies on Modern Chinese Grammar
Studies on Tang Dynasty Fiction
Studies on the May Fourth New Culture Movement
Summary of Chinese National Literature
Ten Novelists of Taiwan
Textual Research
Theoretical Linguistics

Department of History
African History and Culture
Ancient Chinese History
Ancient Greek
Bamboo and Silk Texts and Academic History
Chinese Historiography
Chinese Traditional Bureaucracy
Cultural History of Japan
Ecclesiastical Latin
Economy and Society in Medieval Europe
Economy and Society in Ming and Qing Dynasties
Elementary Italian
Elementary Latin
General Survey of the Korean Peninsula
General History of Ancient China
General History of the World
General Survey of World History
History of Africa
History of America
History of Chinese Border Regions
History of Confucian Classical Studies
History of France
History of Greece and Rome
History of Medieval Europe
History of Modern and Contemporary Sino-Soviet Relations
History of Overseas Chinese
History of Twentieth Century Sino-Foreign Relations
History of Women and Traditional Culture in China
Human Development and Environmental Change
Introduction to Chinese History and Culture
Introduction to the History of Western Civilization
Modern Chinese History
Readings on Ancient World History
Rise of the Great Powers
Selected Readings from Historical Sources in Foreign Languages
Selected Readings in Chinese History
Special Topics on the Cultural History of Ancient Chinese Northern Ethnicities
Special Topics on the History of Italy
Special Topics on the History of Qin and Han Dynasties
Special Topics on the History of the Song Dynasty
Studies on the European Integration
Twentieth Century World History
Western Historiography

School of International Studies
China and the Korean Peninsula
Diplomacy
Environmental Issues and International Relations
Ethnic Issues in World Politics
Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China
International Political Economy
Introduction to Chinese Politics
Introduction to Hong Kong and Macao
Introduction to International Politics
Introduction to Politics
Introduction to Taiwan
Introduction to the European Union
Introduction to Western Diplomatic Thought
Introduction to World Socialism
Legal Chinese
Mainland-Taiwan Relations and "One Country, Two Systems"
New Plateau of China’s Foreign Affairs: Policies and Theories
Political Economy and the Environment
Political Economy of the European Union
Political Economy of Japan
Political Economy of the United States
Political Economy of the Middle East
Political Economy of Eastern Europe
Politics and Foreign Affairs of Eastern European Countries
Politics and Foreign Affairs of Japan
Politics and foreign Affairs of Latin America
Politics and Foreign Affairs of the Middle East
Politics and Foreign Affairs of Southeast Asian Countries
Politics and Foreign Policy of the United States
Politics of International Trade
Principle of Economics
Psychology of International Relations
Psychology, Behavior and Culture
Public Diplomacy
Selected Readings from Chinese Newspapers
Sino-Soviet Relations and its Effects on Chinese Social Development
The Middle East: Politics, Society and Culture
Theories of International Relations

School of Economics
American Economy
Applied Time Series Analysis
Bond Management
Current Issues in China's Public Finance
Development Economics
East Asian Economy
Environmental Resources Economics
Financial Derivatives
Financial Markets
Foreign Economic History
Fundamental Western Economic Theories
Health Economics
Higher Mathematics
History of Chinese Economy
Incentive Theory and Economic Development
Information Economics
Insurance Accounting
Insurance Company Investments
International Economics
International Finance
International Financial Organizations
International Trade
Introduction to Chinese Economics
Life and Health Insurance
Linear Algebra
Management of Commercial Banks
Management of Multinational Companies
Management Thought in China
Mathematical Economics
Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications
Microeconomics
Personal Finance
Personal Financial Management
Political Economics
Principles of Accounting
Principles of Economics
Principles of Financial Economics
Probability and Statistics
Problem Solving in Higher Mathematics
Problem Solving in Linear Algebra
Property and Liability Insurance
Public Choice Theory
Public Economics
Regional Economics
Research Methods in Public Finance
Risk Management
Rural Finance
Russian and Central Asian Economies
Selected Readings from Das Kapital
Social Insurance
Statistics
Stochastic Processes
Survey of Modern Financial Theory
Theory and Practice of Economic Development in Asia
Theory of Dynamic Optimization
Theory of Investment
Topics in Economic Development
Trusts and Leases
World Economy and China

Guanghua School of Management
Applied Econometrics
Brand Management
Corporate Finance
Cost and Managerial Accounting
Economics
Financial Accounting
Financial Economics
Financial Markets and Financial Institutions
Financial Statement Analysis
Higher Mathematics
Introduction to Finance
Labor Economics
Marketing
Mathematics in Finance
Microeconomics
Operations and Information Management
Organizations and Management
Probability and Statistics
Problem Solving in Higher Mathematics
Product Management
Risk Management and Insurance
Special Topics in Accounting, Auditing and Financial Management
Taxation Law and Taxation Accounting
Transformational Development Economics

School of Journalism and Communication
Advertising and Creative Copywriting
Brand Studies
Case Studies in Intercultural Communication and Journalism
Chinese Archival Resources and Management
Chinese Language Training
Chinese Rhetoric
Communication Ethics
Computer Aided Design
Electronic Publishing Technology
History of Foreign Journalism
History of World Cinema
Information Retrieval and Applications
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Advertising
Introduction to Communications
Introduction to Editing and Publishing
Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Television and Radio Broadcasting
Media Law and Regulations
Network News Gathering and Editing
New Media and Society
News and Contemporary Chinese Reform
News Broadcasting
Practical Writing for Editing
Public Opinion
Public Relations
Research Methods in Social Studies
Scenic Sites and Traditional Culture in Beijing
Selected Topics in Editing Books and Periodicals
Seminar on Television and Radio Broadcasting
Sociological Approaches and New Media Communications
Special Reporting and Writing Skills
Special Topics in Feature and Documentary Film Production
Television and Radio Broadcasting Production
Video Editing

FALL 2018 COURSES

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REQUIRED CIEE COURSE

The following courses are from some example schools and departments and do not represent all the courses available. Students need to be flexible in their course choice because courses may not be offered every semester and availability may not be known until registration takes place on site. Syllabi for specific courses are typically not available prior to course enrollment. Please refer to the current academic year undergraduate curriculum for each school or department listed on the Peking University.

Bilingual list (primary, course schedule with PKU syllabi, categorized by schools and departments):

http://dean.pku.edu.cn/pkudean/course/kcb.php?ll=1

Bilingual list (secondary, course list categorized by schools and departments):

http://english.pku.edu.cn/Admission/Undergraduate/UndergraduateCourse

Chinese list:

http://www.pku.edu.cn/education/kcsz/index.htm

The example courses listed below are all taught in Mandarin Chinese and are designed for Chinese students enrolled at Peking University. Students wishing to enroll in a Peking University course taught in English should consult with their home institution academic advisors prior to registration on site.

 

School of Mathematical Sciences
Abstract Algebra
Advanced Algebra
Advanced Statistical Computation
Advanced Theory of Probability
Advanced Theory of Statistics
Analysis and Design of Algorithms
Applied Regression Analysis
Applied Stochastic Calculus
Applied Stochastic Processes
Applied Time Series Analysis
Artificial Neural Networks
Commutative Algebra
Computational Statistics
Computer Graphics
Cryptography
Data Structures
Differential Geometry on Principal Bundles
Digital Signal Processing
Ergodic Theory
Finite Element Method
Functional Analysis
Functions of Real Variables
Functions of Real Variables and Functional Analysis
Geometric Analysis
Geometry
Homology Theory
Introduction to Financial Mathematics
Introduction to Riemannian Geometry
Lie Groups and their Representations
Machine Learning
Mathematical Analysis
Mathematical Logic
Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times
Mathematics of Data
Methods of Stochastic Simulations
Modular Form and Number Theory
Nonparametric Statistics
Numerical Algebra 
Numerical Methods: Principles, Algorithms and Applications
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
Operation Research
Parallel Computation
Partial Differential Equations
Pattern Recognition
Probability Theory
Programming Techniques and Methodology
Selected Topics in Abstract Algebra
Software for Mathematicians
Statistics
Symbolic Computation
Symplectic Geometry
Theory of Risk
Topology

School of Physics
Advanced Mathematics
Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Astronomical Techniques and Methods: Optical and Infrared
Atmospheric Physics Base
Atomic Physics
Climate Modeling
Comprehensive Physics Experiments
Computational Physics
Electrodynamics
Engineering Drawing and its Applications
Equilibrium Statistical Physics
Experimental Methods for Nuclear and Particle Physics
Fluid Mechanics
Frontiers of Nanoscience and Technology
Fundamentals of Electronic Circuits and Experiments
Fundamentals of Electronic Measurements and Experiments
Global Environmental and Climate Change
Group Theory
Introduction to the Atmosphere
Introduction to Atmospheric Science
Introduction to Biophysics
Introduction to Computation
Introduction to Computational Physics
Introduction to Computers and Computer Operations
Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Laser Physics
Linear Algebra
Low Temperature Physics
Material Physics
Mechanics
Methods of Mathematical Physics
Modern Optics and Optoelectronics
Modern Physics
New Technologies in Cosmological Detection
Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments
Order of Magnitude Physics
Particle Physics
Plasma Physics
Principle of Atmospheric Measurement and Instrumentation
Quantum Field Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Optics
Quantum Statistical Physics
Reading and Oral Presentation of Astronomical Literature
Satellite Meteorology
Scientific Software
Semiconductor Physics
Seminar on the Frontiers of Modern Physics
Seminar on the Frontiers of Quantum Materials
Special Topics on Astrophysics
Superconductivity
Surface Physics
Theoretical Mechanics
Weather Analysis and Forecast

College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering
Application of Computers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Catalysis Chemistry
Chemical Function of Materials
Chemical Information Retrieval
Chemistry and Society
Chemistry Today
College Chemistry
Colloid Chemistry
Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry
Comprehensive Experiments in Chemistry
Comprehensive Organic Chemistry
Electromagnetics
Environmental Chemistry
Fascinating Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Higher Mathematics
Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Chromatography
Introduction to Computation
Linear Algebra
Material Physics
New Materials Today
Optics
Organic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopy
Physical Chemistry
Problem Solving in Higher Mathematics
Problem Solving in Linear Algebra
Radiation Chemistry and Processing
Radiochemistry
Safety in Chemical Laboratories
Selected Readings in Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Surface Physical Chemistry
X-Ray Diffraction of Polycrystalline Materials

School of Life Sciences
Animal Biology
Basic Molecular Biology
Basic Biochemical Pharmaceutics
Biochemistry
Biological Evolution
Biopharmaceutical Engineering and Regulations
Biostatistics
Cell Biology
Concepts and Ideas in Biology
Conservation Biology
Current Topics in Biochemistry
Current Topics in Host-Pathogen Interactions and Human Disease
Eukaryotic DNA Replication and Checkpoint Control
Frontiers of Life Science
General Biology
General Chemistry
General Ecology
Higher Mathematics
Human Sex, Reproduction and Health
Introduction to Computation
Introduction to Modern Biotechnology
Introduction to Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Introduction to Plant Biology
Life Sciences and Logical Thinking
Linear Algebra
Methods in Bioinformatics
Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
Molecular Basis of Human Disease
Neurobiology
Organic Chemistry
Physics
Practical Protein Crystallography
Professional Skills for Scientific Research
Protein and Life
Protein Chemistry
Protein Structure in Virus Life Cycles

Department of Chinese Language and Literature
American Fiction: 1900-1930
Ancient Chinese
Ancient Chinese Culture
Ancient Chinese History
Ancient Chinese Literary Canon
Bibliography
Chinese Dialectology
Chinese Film Studies
Chinese Folklore and Social Life
Chinese Modern Drama
Chinese Rhetoric
College Chinese
Contemporary Chinese Literature
Deciphering Inner Chapters of Zhuangzi
Essentials of Classical Writings
Folklore
Fundamentals of Experimental Phonetics
History of Chinese
History of Chinese Literary Criticism
History of Classical Chinese Literature
History of Classical Philology
History of Western Literary Theory
Introduction to Chinese Classical Writings
Introduction to Chinese Phonetics
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Modern Poetics
Language Engineering and Chinese Information Processing
Literature and Culture
Mandarin and Chinese Dialects
Modern Chinese
Modern Chinese Literature
Oral Chinese Language
Poetry and Composition
Reading and Writing Chinese (Elementary)
Reading Chinese Classics
Reading Films
Rules and Forms of Classical Poetry and Composition
Saussurean Linguistics
Selected Readings from Ancient Chinese Literature
Selected Readings from Contemporary Chinese Literature 
Selected Readings from Mencius
Semantics
Sinology in Japan
Spoken Languages and Oral Cultures in China
Studies on Dream of the Red Chamber
Studies on Internet Literature in the New Century
Studies on Chinese Mythology
Studies on Lyric Verse
Studies on Modern Chinese Grammar
Studies on Tang Dynasty Fiction
Studies on the May Fourth New Culture Movement
Summary of Chinese National Literature
Ten Novelists of Taiwan
Textual Research
Theoretical Linguistics

Department of History
African History and Culture
Ancient Chinese History
Ancient Greek
Bamboo and Silk Texts and Academic History
Chinese Historiography
Chinese Traditional Bureaucracy
Cultural History of Japan
Ecclesiastical Latin
Economy and Society in Medieval Europe
Economy and Society in Ming and Qing Dynasties
Elementary Italian
Elementary Latin
General Survey of the Korean Peninsula
General History of Ancient China
General History of the World
General Survey of World History
History of Africa
History of America
History of Chinese Border Regions
History of Confucian Classical Studies
History of France
History of Greece and Rome
History of Medieval Europe
History of Modern and Contemporary Sino-Soviet Relations
History of Overseas Chinese
History of Twentieth Century Sino-Foreign Relations
History of Women and Traditional Culture in China
Human Development and Environmental Change
Introduction to Chinese History and Culture
Introduction to the History of Western Civilization
Modern Chinese History
Readings on Ancient World History
Rise of the Great Powers
Selected Readings from Historical Sources in Foreign Languages
Selected Readings in Chinese History
Special Topics on the Cultural History of Ancient Chinese Northern Ethnicities
Special Topics on the History of Italy
Special Topics on the History of Qin and Han Dynasties
Special Topics on the History of the Song Dynasty
Studies on the European Integration
Twentieth Century World History
Western Historiography

School of International Studies
China and the Korean Peninsula
Diplomacy
Environmental Issues and International Relations
Ethnic Issues in World Politics
Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China
International Political Economy
Introduction to Chinese Politics
Introduction to Hong Kong and Macao
Introduction to International Politics
Introduction to Politics
Introduction to Taiwan
Introduction to the European Union
Introduction to Western Diplomatic Thought
Introduction to World Socialism
Legal Chinese
Mainland-Taiwan Relations and "One Country, Two Systems"
New Plateau of China’s Foreign Affairs: Policies and Theories
Political Economy and the Environment
Political Economy of the European Union
Political Economy of Japan
Political Economy of the United States
Political Economy of the Middle East
Political Economy of Eastern Europe
Politics and Foreign Affairs of Eastern European Countries
Politics and Foreign Affairs of Japan
Politics and foreign Affairs of Latin America
Politics and Foreign Affairs of the Middle East
Politics and Foreign Affairs of Southeast Asian Countries
Politics and Foreign Policy of the United States
Politics of International Trade
Principle of Economics
Psychology of International Relations
Psychology, Behavior and Culture
Public Diplomacy
Selected Readings from Chinese Newspapers
Sino-Soviet Relations and its Effects on Chinese Social Development
The Middle East: Politics, Society and Culture
Theories of International Relations

School of Economics
American Economy
Applied Time Series Analysis
Bond Management
Current Issues in China's Public Finance
Development Economics
East Asian Economy
Environmental Resources Economics
Financial Derivatives
Financial Markets
Foreign Economic History
Fundamental Western Economic Theories
Health Economics
Higher Mathematics
History of Chinese Economy
Incentive Theory and Economic Development
Information Economics
Insurance Accounting
Insurance Company Investments
International Economics
International Finance
International Financial Organizations
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Introduction to Chinese Economics
Life and Health Insurance
Linear Algebra
Management of Commercial Banks
Management of Multinational Companies
Management Thought in China
Mathematical Economics
Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications
Microeconomics
Personal Finance
Personal Financial Management
Political Economics
Principles of Accounting
Principles of Economics
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Probability and Statistics
Problem Solving in Higher Mathematics
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Property and Liability Insurance
Public Choice Theory
Public Economics
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Research Methods in Public Finance
Risk Management
Rural Finance
Russian and Central Asian Economies
Selected Readings from Das Kapital
Social Insurance
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Stochastic Processes
Survey of Modern Financial Theory
Theory and Practice of Economic Development in Asia
Theory of Dynamic Optimization
Theory of Investment
Topics in Economic Development
Trusts and Leases
World Economy and China

Guanghua School of Management
Applied Econometrics
Brand Management
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Cost and Managerial Accounting
Economics
Financial Accounting
Financial Economics
Financial Markets and Financial Institutions
Financial Statement Analysis
Higher Mathematics
Introduction to Finance
Labor Economics
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Mathematics in Finance
Microeconomics
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Organizations and Management
Probability and Statistics
Problem Solving in Higher Mathematics
Product Management
Risk Management and Insurance
Special Topics in Accounting, Auditing and Financial Management
Taxation Law and Taxation Accounting
Transformational Development Economics

School of Journalism and Communication
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Brand Studies
Case Studies in Intercultural Communication and Journalism
Chinese Archival Resources and Management
Chinese Language Training
Chinese Rhetoric
Communication Ethics
Computer Aided Design
Electronic Publishing Technology
History of Foreign Journalism
History of World Cinema
Information Retrieval and Applications
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Advertising
Introduction to Communications
Introduction to Editing and Publishing
Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Television and Radio Broadcasting
Media Law and Regulations
Network News Gathering and Editing
New Media and Society
News and Contemporary Chinese Reform
News Broadcasting
Practical Writing for Editing
Public Opinion
Public Relations
Research Methods in Social Studies
Scenic Sites and Traditional Culture in Beijing
Selected Topics in Editing Books and Periodicals
Seminar on Television and Radio Broadcasting
Sociological Approaches and New Media Communications
Special Reporting and Writing Skills
Special Topics in Feature and Documentary Film Production
Television and Radio Broadcasting Production
Video Editing

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Chinese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 19 weeks Sep 5, 2018 Jan 19, 2019
$15,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,721 **

Housing = $2,450 ***

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $15,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,100

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $1,750

Other = $150 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $4,650

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students in homestays are invited to family meals four times a week

for students in dormitory; homestay students may spend less as they are typically invited to family meals four times during the week

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

††† onsite visa change/extension fee (this includes the cost of the required medical/physical exam at a designated Chinese Hospital); for academic year students or for those that do not receive a multiple entry visa or a visa to cover the duration of the program pre-departure.

Academic year 2018-2019 41 weeks Sep 5, 2018 Jun 22, 2019
$30,685
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $25,106 **

Housing = $4,900 ***

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $30,685

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,200

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $3,500

Other = $150 †††

Expenses during break = $1,500 ††††

Total Estimated Costs = $9,350

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students in homestays are invited to family meals four times a week

for students in dormitory; homestay students may spend less as they are typically invited to family meals four times during the week

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

††† onsite visa change/extension fee (this includes the cost of the required medical/physical exam at a designated Chinese Hospital); for academic year students or for those that do not receive a multiple entry visa or a visa to cover the duration of the program pre-departure.

†††† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2019 18 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Feb 14, 2019 Jun 22, 2019
$16,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $13,321 **

Housing = $2,450 ***

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $212

Total Fees = $16,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,100

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $1,750

Other = $150

Total Estimated Costs = $4,650

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students in homestays are invited to family meals four times a week

Fall 2019 19 weeks May 1, 2019 Aug 26, 2019* Jan 4, 2020*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact an Advisor

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