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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UNC Charlotte applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of approval into this program and be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliate Provider Program Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Business, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, English, Humanities, International Business, International Public Relations, International Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Min. Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Student Level Eligibility: Sophomore
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Affiliate Provider: CIEE
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay
Program Description:

Intensive Chinese Language

BEIJING, CHINA

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Program Overview

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. Spend the semester immersed in language learning at CIEE Beijing while taking courses in Chinese at CIEE’s prestigious partner school, Peking University (PKU). Students agree to speak only Mandarin to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

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.

Read student stories

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.

What's Included

  • 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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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This program takes place within a level 3 or 4 location according to the U.S. Department of State, as of 1/27/20 and a Warning Level 3 location according to the Centers for Disease Control as of 1/27/20. Please review UNC Charlotte's Travel Policy to Restricted Areas. Participation in this program is contingent upon completing a petition with the Office of Education Abroad. Please contact the OEA to discuss your interest in traveling to this location.

Important Notes from the
Office of Education Abroad (OEA) at UNC Charlotte

 

Researching this Program

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Application Process

Any student wishing to participate in an affiliate provider program is required to complete an additional application with the Office of Education Abroad in order to receive approval to participate in the program. Please visit our Application Process page for more information. Note that students who do not receive approval from the OEA to participate in the program will not receive academic credit, will not be able to access their financial aid or scholarships and will not have access to OEA Services.

Academic Credit

Refer to our Academic Credit page for more information on how students will be working with their academic departments to determine what UNC Charlotte equivalent course credit they will receive for the courses they take abroad.

Money Matters

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Miscellaneous Resources

Questions?

For questions regarding policies & procedures for UNC Charlotte students going abroad, please visit the OEA website, contact the Office of Education Abroad at 704-687-7747 or edabroad@uncc.edu. For questions regarding details of this particular affiliate provider program (e.g. program dates, course offerings, program fee, etc.), please contact the affiliate provider.