Information for term Summer International Relations
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2018
- Dates: Jun 18 – Jul 16, 2018 (4 weeks)
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Explore international relations in China, where global power is on the rise. Dig into policy, influence, history, security, environmental impact, and more, with classes taught in English – and take the first step toward decoding Chinese language. Add volunteer work and unforgettable sites like the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven, and you’ve got a powerful summer adventure that’s bound to change your future.
Get fresh insights from world-class speakers
with backgrounds in academics, business, government, journalism, and more.
Learn about Taiwan-China relations
and China’s role in East Asia through a different lens.
Explore the impact of Chinese policy
in China and around the world at the source.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites6
years of history3,000
Location & CultureClick to Open
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.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Visit mind-blowing sites loaded with history, like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and discover “wild” sections of the Great Wall tourists miss.
- Connect with Chinese people by helping seniors, teaching migrant children, or supporting organic agriculture.
- Study on the lively Minzu University campus in the heart of Beijing.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Homestays: Host families live within a 45-minute commute of campus. It’s easy to commute from homestays and between campuses by subway and/or bus. However, the commute can take more than an hour when traffic is bad.
Residence Halls: Located across from Minzu University. Students in residence halls walk to campus.
Homestays: Hosts provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays. Students are responsible for the rest of their meals.
Residence Halls: Meals are not included. Students prepare their own meals, or eat at student cafeterias or inexpensive restaurants on and around campus.
Where You'll Study
AT PEKING UNIVERSITY
Both locations are in the central Haidian District, with easy subway and bus access.
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What you need to knowThe program details
This summer program is ideal for students interested in learning about international relations from Chinese and global perspectives. Students take one area studies course per session (taught in English), and can also learn communicative Chinese.
Students attend courses at Minzu University of China (MUC), taught by CIEE adjunct faculty from MUC, Peking University, or other Beijing universities. (Founded in 1951, MUC welcomes faculty and students from China’s 56 ethnic groups. The university includes of 10 colleges, and has ties with prominent universities in North America and Europe.) Students also participate in classes, activities, and gatherings at CIEE.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.
- Content courses: 3 semester hours, 45 contact hours
- Language course: 1 credit, 15 contact hours
Students take one course – taught in English – per session, and can also opt to enroll in Communicative Chinese language.
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.
Summer 2018 CoursesClick to Open
- INRE 3003 BJCH: China's International Affairs and Governance
- CHIN 0001 BJCH: Communicative Chinese Language
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- 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.See more scholarship info
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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:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Admissions documents needed to obtain visa
- 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.
No Hidden Fees
|Summer Session II 2018 4 weeks|
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|Jun 18, 2018|
|Jul 16, 2018|
Fees & Housing
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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 = $2,621 **
Housing = $550
Insurance = $167
Visa Fees = $212Total Fees = $3,850
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 = $325
International Airfare = $1,300 †
Local Transportation = $38
Books & Supplies = $25
Personal expenses = $125Total Estimated Costs = $1,813
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.
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.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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