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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 06/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program Overview

CIEE Beijing Advanced Chinese

As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is at the center of much that happens in China. It is a city of 11 million people struggling to adapt as China emerges as a global player. As a political center, bureaucracy is widespread. Changes in Beijing have moved at an incredible rate, and the city continues to grow physically. However, Beijing also reflects China's long and evolving history when different dynasties were based there and constructed some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall and the Summer Palace.

Program Focus

The CIEE Study Center at Peking University is one of the oldest and most recognized intensive Chinese language programs. The Peking University Center for Teaching Chinese houses over eight different language levels and many other elective courses that benefit the specific needs of each student. Intensive language courses coupled with individual language tutorials, diversified field trips, modern housing facilities, and experienced on-site staff, make the CIEE Study Center in Beijing an incredible place to study and learn cross-cultural skills under the auspices of the most famous university in China.

CIEE’s Intensive Chinese Language program is designed to help students improve fluency in spoken and written Mandarin through intensive language training. Students can also take one course instructed in English to enrich their understanding of China. Before the start of the program, students must have at least two semesters of college-level Chinese or equivalent´╝î and one college-level Chinese area studies course is recommended. Chinese language courses and Chinese language electives are taught by faculty from the School of Teaching Chinese as the Second Language, Peking University. Area studies electives are taught by CIEE faculty, other local Chinese scholars, and/or international scholars residing in Beijing.


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Program Provider CIEE
Program Dates Current CIEE Calendar

Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Chinese
  • Culture
  • Environmental Studies
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
Credits Students enroll in 24 quarter credits per semester
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  Chinese/English
Host Country Language  Chinese
Housing Homestays, Residence Halls
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement At least one year of college-level Chinese or equivalent
Program Requirements One semester of college-level Chinese area studies is recommended. Students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macao, please contact an Advisor for details.
Program Fee Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

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PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.