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  • Tentative Dates: Sep 4 – Dec 15, 2018 (15 weeks)*
  • Credit: 16 semester hours / 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Feb 19 – Jun 2, 2019 (15 weeks)*
  • Credit: 16 semester hours / 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 4, 2018 – Jun 2, 2019 (39 weeks)*
  • Credit: 16 semester hours / 24 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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With 22 million Chinese-speaking people to share the city with, there’s no better place to hone your intermediate or advanced language skills than Beijing. In addition to immersing yourself in the fascinating culture and receiving instruction from respected professors, you’ll be surrounded by awe-inspiring icons like the Great Wall and Forbidden City. All of this makes study abroad in Beijing an experience you’ll remember forever.

Unique Experiences

  • Choose from the largest selection

    of language electives in China at the prestigious Peking University.

  • Make marked language progress

    with up to 20 hours of classroom instruction a week plus one-on-one tutoring.

  • Explore beyond Beijing

    with excursions to other cities or rural areas.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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  • restaurants

    60,000
  • years of history

    3,000

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 boasts a record number of top research institutions and technology companies.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit fascinating sites loaded with history, like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
  • Get out the city for a long weekend to an alluring destination like Xi’an, Hangzhou, or Nanjing.
  • Try something new with 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 Language Tutor program. To ensure progress in linguistic and cultural fluency, each student is paired with a PKU student for one-on-one Chinese language tutorials for three hours a week. Tutors practice conversation and help with homework. Friendships often develop, and students often cite this as one of the program’s best features.  
  • 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 establish relationships with Chinese people, live in a total 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

     

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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.

What People are Saying

  • The program overall is welcoming of all types of students from all backgrounds and levels. It offers an experience that is both inviting students to go out and experience life, but does not make any student feel uncomfortable while doing so.

    Karl, University of California Irivine,Fall 16

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The program details

CIEE Beijing at Peking University opened in 1980. This program is designed to help students improve fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese through intensive language training. Students can also take one course in English to enrich their understanding of China with electives offered in business, politics, religion, and culture.

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

Peking University (PKU). Founded in 1898, prestigious PKU has a long tradition of scholarly excellence and political activism. PKU focuses on advanced research in the natural and social sciences. The campus, previously an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty, hosts 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. PKU has modern classrooms and recreational facilities, many cafeterias, and easy access to mass transit – all within short walking distance.

Chinese language courses are taught by faculty from the Peking University School of Chinese as a Second Language. Area studies electives are taught by PKU faculty, other local Chinese scholars, and/or international scholars residing in Beijing.

CIEE’s special advisory committee works tirelessly to maintain high standards at all CIEE locations in China, advising staff on curriculum and other aspects of teaching Chinese as a second language.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students attend language classes in two-hour blocks, Monday through Friday, for a total of 12-20 hours per week. With electives, students are in class for 18-20 hours a week. Mandarin classes include only CIEE and other international students. CIEE electives are open to only CIEE students. Required language courses: Course are divided into eight levels – Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced, with two sub-levels for Elementary and three sub-levels for each of the other two. Higher level courses tend to have shorter class times. Classroom size for required language courses varies from 10 to 20 students. Language electives meet 2 or 4 hours a week and have 20-40 students, depending on the topic. The CIEE semester program ends with the U.S. academic calendar, and early exams are arranged for CIEE students.

  • GRADING

    Grades for language courses are based on a mid-term exam, homework, attendance and participation. Students who miss more than 25% of any language course will not receive a grade for that course. PKU assigns numeric grades out of 100, which CIEE converts to letter-scale grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students are expected to work independently and diligently to meet the requirements of each course. 80% of the class time is instructed by course teachers and 20% is students’ presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Depending on the date of the Lunar New Year, there is a two-month break between fall and spring semesters. During this time, students may travel around China and other parts of Asia. Otherwise, students should reserve extensive travel until the program ends.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    • at least two semesters of college-level Chinese (or equivalent)*
    • 1 college-level Chinese area studies course is recommended
    • Citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau (includes permanent U.S. residents) cannot apply for this program
    • *Students with more than five years of college-level Mandarin Chinese and students with near-native fluency may not be appropriate for this program and should consider the CIEE Advanced Chinese Studies program. Intensive Chinese Language students may not transfer to the Advanced Chinese Studies program after arriving in Beijing.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 16 semester/24 quarter hours; students with special approval may take up to 19/semester/28.5 quarter hours
  • CIEE area studies electives in English: Contact hours - 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Other courses: Please see individual course description. Due to national holidays, the fall semester has one week less instruction than the spring semester for required Chinese language courses and Chinese language electives.

Each semester, students take four to five courses:

  • CIEE Language and Culture Practicum (academic year students take this once) – 1 credit
  • Intensive Chinese at PKU – 4.5 - 6 credits
  • Spoken Chinese at PKU – 4.5 - 6 credits
  • 1-2 other Chinese language electives, depending on student level; one of which can be replaced with CIEE elective taught in English – credit amount varies

Spring 2019 Courses

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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.

REQUIRED CIEE COURSE

  • CHIN 3005 CBEJ: Language and Culture Practicum

REQUIRED PEKING UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE COURSES

  • Intensive CHINESE

These courses on Intensive Chinese (Hanyu汉语) concentrate on the study of written Chinese, and are designed to advance the student’s skill in reading and writing through the study of short essays and stories. They include exercises in tone drills, vocabulary, and grammatical usage:

  • Elementary Intensive Chinese II

This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 500-1,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Elementary) Level 3, and is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Novice High or Intermediate Low. Textbook: Xu Jingning 徐晶凝, Ren Xuemei 任雪梅, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Chuji Qibu (Pian II) 博雅汉语:初级起步(篇II) (Boya Chinese: Elementary, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

  • Elementary Intensive Chinese III
    This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 1,000-2,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Elementary) Level 4, and is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Intermediate Mid. Textbook: Qian Xujing 钱旭菁, Huang Li 黄立, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Zhun Zhongji Jiasu (Pian I) 博雅汉语:准中级加速(篇I) (Boya Chinese: Pre-Intermediate, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.
  • Intermediate Intensive Chinese I

This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 2,000-3,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Elementary) Level 5, and is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Intermediate High. Textbook: Qian Xujing, Huang Li, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Zhun Zhongji Jiasu (Pian II) 博雅汉语:准中级加速(篇II) (Boya Chinese: Pre-Intermediate, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

  • Intermediate Intensive Chinese II

This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 3,000-4,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Intermediate) Level 6, and is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Advanced Low. Textbook: Zhao Yanfeng 赵延风 and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Zhongji Chongci (Pian I) 博雅汉语:中级冲刺(篇I) (Boya Chinese: Intermediate, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

  • Intermediate Intensive Chinese III

This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 4,000-5,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Intermediate) Level 7 or 8, and is approximately equivalent approximately to ACTFL sublevel Advanced Mid. Textbook: Li Xiaoqi. Boya Hanyu: Zhongji Chongci (Pian II) 博雅汉语:中级冲刺(篇II) (Boya Chinese: Intermediate, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

  •  Advanced Intensive Chinese I

This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 5,000-6,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Intermediate) Level 8 or HSK (Advanced) Level 9, and is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Advanced Mid or Advanced High. Textbook: Jin Xunian 金舒年, Chen Li 陈莉, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Gaoji Feixiang (Pian I) 博雅汉语:高级飞翔(篇I) (Boya Chinese: Advanced, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

  • Advanced Intensive Chinese II

This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 6,000-7,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Advanced) Level 9 or Level 10, and is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Advanced High. Textbook: Jin Xunian, Chen Li, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Gaoji Feixiang (Pian II)博雅汉语:高级飞翔(篇II) (Boya Chinese: Advanced, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

  • Advanced Intensive Chinese III

This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 7,000-8,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Advanced) Level 11, and is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Superior. Textbook: Jin Xunian, Chen Li, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Gaoji Feixiang (Pian III) 博雅汉语:高级飞翔(篇III) (Boya Chinese: Advanced, vol. 3). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

  • SPOKEN CHINESE

These courses on Spoken Chinese (kouyu 口语) emphasize conversational Chinese through texts, which include exercises in vocabulary, grammar, and sentence construction. The exercises are context-oriented and provide students practical vocabulary through dialogues and pattern drills.

  •  Elementary Spoken Chinese II

Textbook: Dai Guifu, et al. Chuji Hanyu Kouyu (2) 初级汉语口语(2) (Elementary Spoken Chinese, vol. 2). Contact hours: 112. Beijing: Peking University Press. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

  • Elementary Spoken Chinese III

Textbook: Dai Guifu, et al. Chuji Hanyu Kouyu (Tigao Pian) 初级汉语口语(提高篇) (Elementary Spoken Chinese, Improvement). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

  •  Intermediate Spoken Chinese I
    Textbook: Liu Delian 刘德联 and Liu Xiaoyu 刘晓雨. Zhongji Hanyu Kouyu (1) 中级汉语口语(1) (Intermediate Spoken Chinese, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.
  • Intermediate Spoken Chinese II

Textbook: Liu Delian, et al. Zhongji Hanyu Kouyu (2) 中级汉语口语(2) (Intermediate Spoken Chinese, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

  • Intermediate Spoken Chinese III
    Textbook: Liu Delian, et al. Zhongji Hanyu Kouyu (Tigao Pian) 中级汉语口语(提高篇) (Intermediate Spoken Chinese, Improvement). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.
  • Advanced Spoken Chinese I
    Textbook: Zu Renzhi 祖人植 and Ren Xuemei 任雪梅. Gaoji Hanyu Kouyu (1) 高级汉语口语(1) (Advanced Spoken Chinese, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.
  • Advanced Spoken Chinese II

Textbook: Liu Yuanman 刘元满, Ren Xuemei 任雪梅 and Jin Shunian 金舒年. Gaoji Hanyu Kouyu (2) 高级汉语口语(2) (Advanced Spoken Chinese, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

  • Advanced Spoken Chinese III

Textbook: Liu Yuanman, et al. Gaoji Hanyu Kouyu (Tigao Pian) 高级汉语口语(提高篇) (Advanced Spoken Chinese, Improvement). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

ELECTIVE CIEE COURSES (IN ENGLISH)

Each semester CIEE offers two or three elective courses taught in English. Each course has a limited enrollment. Students may only take one course in English per semester due to the language learning goals of this program. Final elective course listings are available after acceptance, so students should not depend on these electives to meet home-school graduation and other requirements as they may be subject to change based on factors like student interest, instructor availability, and new course options.

  • ENVI 3003 BJCH / POLI 3004 BJCH: Environmental Conditions and Public Perception in Contemporary China
  • POLI 3002 CBEJ: Government and Politics of China

CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES AT PEKING UNIVERSITY

ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

This elective is appropriate for students placed in Elementary Intensive Chinese II – Intermediate Intensive Chinese I.

Elementary Chinese Listening Comprehension 
This course (Chuji Tingli 初级听力) is divided into two sections. Students placed in Elementary Intensive Chinese II use volume one and students placed in Intermediate Intensive Chinese I use volume two of the course textbook. Textbook: Lin Huan 林欢. Hanyu Chuji Tingli Jiaocheng (Shang, Xia Ce) 汉语初级听力教程(上、下册) (Chinese Elementary Listening Course, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

These electives are appropriate for students placed in Intermediate Intensive Chinese II through Advanced Intensive Chinese II.

Chinese Pronunciation Correction
This course (Zhengyin 正音) helps students correct pronunciation mistakes and trains them in proper pronunciation. It also helps students understand pronunciation methods and enables them to form correct pronunciation habits. Textbook: Wang Ruojiang 王若江. Hanyu Zhengyin Jiaocheng 汉语正音教程 (Teaching Materials for Spoken Chinese Pronunciation Correction). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:26. Recommended credit: 1.5 semester/2.25 quarter hours.

Intermediate Audiovisual and Oral Chinese
This course (Zhongji Shi-Ting Shuo 中级视听说) helps students to understand Chinese people’s daily lives and Chinese culture through audiovisual and oral exercises based on the popular Chinese situation comedy series, Home with Kids. It is designed to improve their Chinese proficiency level as well as intercultural communication competence. Textbook: Liu Lixin刘立新 and Deng Fang邓方. Hanyu Shi-ting Shuo Jiaocheng: Jia You Er-Nü 汉语视听说教程:家有儿女 (Home with Kids: A Multi-Skill Chinese Course). Beijing: World Publishing Corporation. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Business Chinese
This course (Zhongji Shangwu Hanyu 中级商务汉语) teaches Chinese language in relation to business and communication. It enables students to engage in simple business activities such as visiting a company, attending meetings, ordering goods, making inquiries and claims, and negotiating insurance. Textbook: Cui Huashan 崔华山. Xin Silu: Zhongji Sucheng Shangwu Hanyu 新丝路:中级速成商务汉语 (New Silk Road: Intermediate Business Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Chinese Characters
This course (Zhongji Hanzi 中级汉字) teaches Chinese characters, learning methods, ways to improve compositions, pronunciation, and meaning of Chinese characters, and helps students develop more complex vocabularies. Textbook: Li Dasui 李大遂. Xitong Xue Hanzi (Zhongji Ben) 系统学汉字(中级本) (Chinese Characters: A Systematic Approach, Intermediate Volume). Beijing: Sinolingua Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Chinese Grammar
This course (Zhongji Yufa 中级语法) reviews basic Chinese grammatical patterns and introduces complex grammatical structures. Textbook: Xu Jingning 徐晶凝. Zhongji Hanyu Yufa Jiangyi 中级汉语语法讲义 (Intermediate Chinese Grammar Course). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Chinese Listening Comprehension
This course (Zhongji Tingli 中级听力) helps students improve their language skills and listening abilities with exercises in Chinese. Textbook: Liu Yuanman 刘元满, ed. Hanyu Zhongji Tingli Jiaocheng (Shang, Xia Ce) 汉语中级听力教程 (上、下册) (Chinese Intermediate Listening Course, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:26. Recommended credit: 1.5 semester/2.25 quarter hours.

Intermediate Newspaper Chinese 
This course (Zhongji Baokan 中级报刊) guides students to correctly understand the contents and master the skills for reading Chinese newspapers and periodicals, improve their understanding of China and Chinese culture, and expand their vocabulary and improve their ability in Chinese reading. Textbook: Xiao Li 肖立. Baokan Yuyan Jichu Jiaocheng (Shang) 报刊语言基础教程 (上). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Chinese Writing
This course (Zhongji Xiezuo 中级写作) provides practice in learning Chinese characters, as well as helping students increase their vocabulary, learn new grammar, and improve their writing skills. Textbook: Luo Qingsong 罗青松. Fazhan Hanyu: Zhongji Hanyu Xiezuo (Shang) 发展汉语•中级汉语写作 (上) (Intermediate Writing, vol. 1). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

ADVANCED CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

This elective is appropriate for students placed in Advanced Intensive Chinese I - III:

Lectures on Chinese Language and Culture
This course (Zhongguo Yuyan Wenhua Jiangzuo 中国语言文化讲座) is a lecture series on Chinese language and culture presented by the faculty of the School of Chinese as a Second Language. There are 14 topics in total, including discussions of linguistics, literature, and art, ideology, and culture. Textbook: Zhang Ying 张英 and Jin Shunian 金舒年, eds. Zhongguo Yuyan Wenhua Jiangzuo (I-II) 中国语言文化讲座 (I-II) (Lectures of Chinese Language and Culture, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:26. Recommended credit: 1.5 semester/2.25 quarter hours.

Advanced Business Chinese
This course (Gaoji Shangwu Hanyu 高级商务汉语) fosters listening comprehension skills, speaking, reading, and writing of Chinese needed in business activities. Students deepen their understanding of the economic life, society, and culture of China in relation to business. Textbook: Li Xiaoqi 李晓琪 and Li Haiyan 李海燕. Xin Silu: Gaoji Sucheng Shangwu Hanyu (Shang, Xia) 新丝路:高级速成商务汉语 (上、下) (New Silk Road: Advanced Business Chinese, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Advanced Chinese Writing
This course (Gaoji Xiezuo 高级写作) helps advanced Chinese learners improve their written expressions and focuses on increasing vocabulary and reading skills. Textbook: Jin Shunian 金舒年, Liu Delian 刘德联 and Zhang Wenxian 张文贤. Liuxuesheng Shiyong Hanyu Xiezuo Jiaocheng (Shang) 留学生实用汉语写作教程 (上) (A Practical Chinese Writing Course for Foreigners, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Advanced Newspaper Chinese 
This course (Gaoji Baokan 高级报刊) uses extensive reading materials from Chinese media, enabling students to learn about the Chinese economy, culture, law, and education systems. It is designed to help students master Chinese newspaper reading and expand their knowledge and vocabulary. Textbook: Zhao Yunhui 赵昀晖. Meiti Hanyu Gaoji Yuedu 媒体汉语高级阅读 (Advanced Chinese Reading in Media). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Ancient Chinese
This course (Gudai Hanyu 古代汉语) teaches common vocabulary, grammar, and general cultural knowledge of ancient Chinese. It fosters basic competency in reading ancient Chinese literature and further improves students’ written Chinese. Textbook: Wang Shuo 王硕. Hanyu Guwen Duben 汉语古文读本. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Chinese Function Words
This course (Hanyu Xuci 汉语虚词) helps students master the usage of main Chinese particles, grammar, and expressions in both spoken and formal settings. It focuses primarily on practical usage of particles and somewhat on theory. Textbook: Li Xiaoqi 李晓琪. Xiandai Hanyu Xuci Jiangyi 现代汉语虚词讲义. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Chinese History
This course (Zhongguo Lishi 中国历史) provides students a comprehensive overview of Chinese history, and is designed to help students gain a general understanding of the subject, and build more specialized vocabulary and practice basic methods of the discipline, with a goal to connect the study of Chinese language and the field of Chinese history. Textbook: Zhao Yanfeng 赵延风. Zhongguo Lishi Zhuanye Hanyu Jiaocheng 中国历史专业汉语教程. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Chinese Language through Films
This course (Ying-Shi Hanyu 影视汉语) uses Chinese language films produced in mainland China, as a way to increase students’ Chinese vocabulary and insight into the world of Chinese cinema and contemporary Chinese culture, and introduces them to the development of the Chinese film industry. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

English-Chinese Translation
This course (Ying-Han Fanyi 英汉翻译) enables students to master basic methods for English-Chinese translation and requires they translate an extensive range of general articles. It reinforces their understanding of Chinese sentence structures and expression rules, as well as helps them improve their ability to express themselves, expand their vocabulary, and strengthens their ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Survey of China
This course (Zhongguo Gaikuang 中国概况) enables international students to learn about China and its language. It also helps them gain relevant professional knowledge, while significantly improving their reading, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. Textbook: Wang Shunhong 王顺洪. Zhongguo Gaikuang 中国概况. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Fall 2018 Courses

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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.

REQUIRED CIEE COURSE

ELECTIVE CIEE COURSES (IN ENGLISH)

Each semester CIEE offers two or three elective courses taught in English. Each course has a limited enrollment. Students may only take one course in English per semester due to the language learning goals of this program. Final elective course listings are available after acceptance, so students should not depend on these electives to meet home-school graduation and other requirements as they may be subject to change based on factors like student interest, instructor availability, and new course options.

REQUIRED PEKING UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE COURSES

INTENSIVE CHINESE

These courses on Intensive Chinese (Hanyu汉语) concentrate on the study of written Chinese, designed to advance the student’s skill in reading and writing through the study of short essays and stories. They include exercises in tone drills, vocabulary, and grammatical usage.

Elementary Intensive Chinese II This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 500-1,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Elementary) Level 3, which is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Novice High or Intermediate Low. Textbook: Xu Jingning 徐晶凝, Ren Xuemei 任雪梅, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Chuji Qibu (Pian II) 博雅汉语:初级起步(篇II) (Boya Chinese: Elementary, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

Elementary Intensive Chinese III

Intermediate Intensive Chinese I This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 1,000-2,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Elementary) Level 4, which is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Intermediate Mid. Textbook: Qian Xujing 钱旭菁, Huang Li 黄立, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Zhun Zhongji Jiasu (Pian I) 博雅汉语:准中级加速(篇I) (Boya Chinese: Pre-Intermediate, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

Intermediate Intensive Chinese II
This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 2,000-3,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Elementary) Level 5, which is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Intermediate High. Textbook: Qian Xujing, Huang Li, and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Zhun Zhongji Jiasu (Pian II) 博雅汉语:准中级加速(篇II) (Boya Chinese: Pre-Intermediate, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 112. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

Intermediate Intensive Chinese III

Advanced Intensive Chinese I This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 3,000-4,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Intermediate) Level 6, which is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Advanced Low. Textbook: Zhao Yanfeng 赵延风 and Li Xiaoqi, ed. Boya Hanyu: Zhongji Chongci (Pian I) 博雅汉语:中级冲刺(篇I) (Boya Chinese: Intermediate, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

Advanced Intensive Chinese II
This level is for students with a Chinese vocabulary of 4,000-5,000 words. Students who complete this level should be able to pass the original version of the HSK (Intermediate) Level 7 or 8, which is approximately equivalent to ACTFL sublevel Advanced Mid. Textbook: Li Xiaoqi. Boya Hanyu: Zhongji Chongci (Pian II) 博雅汉语:中级冲刺(篇II) (Boya Chinese: Intermediate, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

Advanced Intensive Chinese III

SPOKEN CHINESE

These courses on Spoken Chinese (kouyu 口语) emphasize conversational Chinese through texts, which include exercises in vocabulary, grammar, and sentence construction. The exercises are context-oriented and provide students practical vocabulary through dialogues and pattern drills.

Elementary Spoken Chinese II
Textbook: Dai Guifu, et al. Chuji Hanyu Kouyu (2) 初级汉语口语(2) (Elementary Spoken Chinese, vol. 2). Contact hours:112. Beijing: Peking University Press. Recommended credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

Elementary Spoken Chinese III

Intermediate Spoken Chinese I

Textbook: Dai Guifu, et al. Chuji Hanyu Kouyu (Tigao Pian) 初级汉语口语(提高篇) (Elementary Spoken Chinese, Improvement). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

Intermediate Spoken Chinese II

Textbook: Liu Delian 刘德联 and Liu Xiaoyu 刘晓雨. Zhongji Hanyu Kouyu (1) 中级汉语口语(1) (Intermediate Spoken Chinese, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

Intermediate Spoken Chinese III

Advanced Spoken Chinese I

Textbook: Liu Delian, et al. Zhongji Hanyu Kouyu (2) 中级汉语口语(2) (Intermediate Spoken Chinese, vol. 2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

Advanced Spoken Chinese II

Textbook: Liu Delian, et al. Zhongji Hanyu Kouyu (Tigao Pian) 中级汉语口语(提高篇) (Intermediate Spoken Chinese, Improvement). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:84. Recommended credit: 4.5 semester/6.75 quarter hours.

Advanced Spoken Chinese III

CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES AT PEKING UNIVERSITY

Some Chinese language elective courses may not be offered both semesters.

ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

This elective is appropriate for students placed in Elementary Intensive Chinese II – Intermediate Intensive Chinese I

Elementary Chinese Listening Comprehension 
This course (Chuji Tingli 初级听力) is divided into two sections. Students placed in Reading in Chinese - Elementary II use volume one and students placed in Intermediate I use volume two of the course textbook. Textbook: Lin Huan 林欢. Hanyu Chuji Tingli Jiaocheng (Shang, Xia Ce) 汉语初级听力教程(上、下册) (Chinese Elementary Listening Course, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

These electives are appropriate for students placed in Intermediate Intensive Chinese II – Advanced Intensive Chinese II

Chinese Pronunciation Correction
This course (Zhengyin 正音) helps students correct pronunciation mistakes and trains them in proper pronunciation. It also helps students understand pronunciation methods and enables them to form correct pronunciation habits. Textbook: Wang Ruojiang 王若江. Hanyu Zhengyin Jiaocheng 汉语正音教程 (Teaching Materials for Spoken Chinese Pronunciation Correction). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:26. Recommended credit: 1.5 semester/2.25 quarter hours.

Intermediate Audiovisual and Oral Chinese
This course (Zhongji Shi-Ting Shuo 中级视听说) helps students to understand Chinese people’s daily lives and Chinese culture through audiovisual and oral exercises based on the popular Chinese situation comedy series, Home with Kids. It is designed to improve their Chinese proficiency level as well as intercultural communication competence. Textbook: Liu Lixin刘立新 and Deng Fang邓方. Hanyu Shi-ting Shuo Jiaocheng: Jia You Er-Nü 汉语视听说教程:家有儿女 (Home with Kids: A Multi-Skill Chinese Course). Beijing: World Publishing Corporation. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Business Chinese
This course (Zhongji Shangwu Hanyu 中级商务汉语) teaches Chinese language in relation to business and communication. It enables students to engage in simple business activities such as visiting a company, attending meetings, ordering goods, making inquiries and claims, and negotiating insurance. Textbook: Cui Huashan 崔华山. Xin Silu: Zhongji Sucheng Shangwu Hanyu 新丝路:中级速成商务汉语 (New Silk Road: Intermediate Business Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Chinese Characters
This course (Zhongji Hanzi 中级汉字) teaches Chinese characters, learning methods, ways to improve compositions, pronunciation, and meaning of Chinese characters, and helps students develop more complex vocabularies. Textbook: Li Dasui 李大遂. Xitong Xue Hanzi (Zhongji Ben) 系统学汉字(中级本) (Chinese Characters: A Systematic Approach, Intermediate Volume). Beijing: Sinolingua Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Chinese Grammar
This course (Zhongji Yufa 中级语法) reviews basic Chinese grammatical patterns and introduces complex grammatical structures. Textbook: Xu Jingning 徐晶凝. Zhongji Hanyu Yufa Jiangyi 中级汉语语法讲义 (Intermediate Chinese Grammar Course). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Chinese Listening Comprehension
This course (Zhongji Tingli 中级听力) helps students improve their language skills and listening abilities with exercises in Chinese. Textbook: Liu Yuanman 刘元满, ed. Hanyu Zhongji Tingli Jiaocheng (Shang, Xia Ce) 汉语中级听力教程 (上、下册) (Chinese Intermediate Listening Course, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 26. Recommended credit: 1.5 semester/2.25 quarter hours.

Intermediate Newspaper Chinese 
This course (Zhongji Baokan 中级报刊) guides students to correctly understand the contents and master the skills for reading Chinese newspapers and periodicals, improve their understanding of China and Chinese culture, and expand their vocabulary and improve their ability in Chinese reading. Textbook: Xiao Li 肖立. Baokan Yuyan Jichu Jiaocheng (Shang) 报刊语言基础教程 (上). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Intermediate Writing
This course (Zhongji Xiezuo 中级写作) provides practice in learning Chinese characters, as well as helping students increase their vocabulary, learn new grammar, and improve their writing skills. Textbook: Luo Qingsong 罗青松. Fazhan Hanyu: Zhongji Hanyu Xiezuo (Shang) 发展汉语•中级汉语写作 (上) (Intermediate Writing, vol. 1). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

ADVANCED CHINESE LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

This elective is appropriate for students placed in Advanced Intensive Chinese II, III

Lectures on Chinese Language and Culture
This course (Zhongguo Yuyan Wenhua Jiangzuo 中国语言文化讲座) is a lecture series on Chinese language and culture presented by the faculty of the School of Chinese as a Second Language. There are 14 topics in total, including discussions of linguistics, literature, and art, ideology, and culture. Textbook: Zhang Ying 张英 and Jin Shunian 金舒年, eds. Zhongguo Yuyan Wenhua Jiangzuo (I-II) 中国语言文化讲座 (I-II) (Lectures of Chinese Language and Culture, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:26. Recommended credit: 1.5 semester/2.25 quarter hours.

Advanced Business Chinese
This course (Gaoji Shangwu Hanyu 高级商务汉语) fosters listening comprehension skills, speaking, reading, and writing of Chinese needed in business activities. Students deepen their understanding of the economic life, society, and culture of China in relation to business. Textbook: Li Xiaoqi 李晓琪 and Li Haiyan 李海燕. Xin Silu: Gaoji Sucheng Shangwu Hanyu (Shang, Xia) 新丝路:高级速成商务汉语 (上、下) (New Silk Road: Advanced Business Chinese, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Advanced Chinese Writing
This course (Gaoji Xiezuo 高级写作) helps advanced Chinese learners improve their written expressions and focuses on increasing vocabulary and reading skills. Textbook: Jin Shunian 金舒年, Liu Delian 刘德联 and Zhang Wenxian 张文贤. Liuxuesheng Shiyong Hanyu Xiezuo Jiaocheng (Shang) 留学生实用汉语写作教程 (上) (A Practical Chinese Writing Course for Foreigners, vol. 1). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Advanced Newspaper Chinese 
This course (Gaoji Baokan 高级报刊) uses extensive reading materials from Chinese media, enabling students to learn about the Chinese economy, culture, law, and education systems. It is designed to help students master Chinese newspaper reading and expand their knowledge and vocabulary. Textbook: Zhao Yunhui 赵昀晖. Meiti Hanyu Gaoji Yuedu 媒体汉语高级阅读 (Advanced Chinese Reading in Media). Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Ancient Chinese
This course (Gudai Hanyu 古代汉语) teaches common vocabulary, grammar, and general cultural knowledge of ancient Chinese. It fosters basic competency in reading ancient Chinese literature and further improves students’ written Chinese. Textbook: Wang Shuo 王硕. Hanyu Guwen Duben 汉语古文读本. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Chinese Function Words
This course (Hanyu Xuci 汉语虚词) helps students master the usage of main Chinese particles, grammar, and expressions in both spoken and formal settings. It focuses primarily on practical usage of particles and somewhat on theory. Textbook: Li Xiaoqi 李晓琪. Xiandai Hanyu Xuci Jiangyi 现代汉语虚词讲义. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Chinese History
This course (Zhongguo Lishi 中国历史) provides students a comprehensive overview of Chinese history, and is designed to help students gain a general understanding of the subject, and build more specialized vocabulary and practice basic methods of the discipline, with a goal to connect the study of Chinese language and the field of Chinese history. Textbook: Zhao Yanfeng 赵延风. Zhongguo Lishi Zhuanye Hanyu Jiaocheng 中国历史专业汉语教程. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Chinese Language through Films
This course (Ying-Shi Hanyu 影视汉语) uses Chinese language films produced in mainland China, as a way to increase students’ Chinese vocabulary and insight into the world of Chinese cinema and contemporary Chinese culture, and introduces them to the development of the Chinese film industry. Contact hours: 52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

English-Chinese Translation
This course (Ying-Han Fanyi 英汉翻译) enables students to master basic methods for English-Chinese translation and requires they translate an extensive range of general articles. It reinforces their understanding of Chinese sentence structures and expression rules, as well as helps them improve their ability to express themselves, expand their vocabulary, and strengthens their ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Survey of China
This course (Zhongguo Gaikuang 中国概况) enables international students to learn about China and its language. It also helps them gain relevant professional knowledge, while significantly improving their reading, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. Textbook: Wang Shunhong 王顺洪. Zhongguo Gaikuang 中国概况. Beijing: Peking University Press. Contact hours:52. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

 

 

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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

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

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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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 15 weeks Sep 4, 2018* Dec 15, 2018*
$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 = $12,921 **

Housing = $2,250 ***

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 = $1,600

Other = $150 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $4,500

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.

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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 39 weeks Sep 4, 2018* Jun 2, 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 = $25,506 **

Housing = $4,500 ***

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 = $3,200

Other = $150 †††

Expenses during break = $2,700

Total Estimated Costs = $10,250

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.

Spring 2019 15 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Feb 19, 2019* Jun 2, 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 = $13,521 **

Housing = $2,250 ***

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 = $1,600

Other = $150

Total Estimated Costs = $4,500

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

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

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