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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Yr- Fall/Sp, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 05/01/2019 10/01/2019 08/26/2019 01/04/2020
Spring Semester 2020 11/01/2019 11/01/2019 02/12/2020 06/01/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Architectual Studies, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Business and Adminstration, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Other*, English, Geography and Environmental Resources, History, International Studies, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts*, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Radio-Television, Science*, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Mandarin
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Stay, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: CIEE
Program Description:

Advanced Chinese Studies

BEIJING, CHINA

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Program Overview

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.

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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.

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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • 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

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