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Overview - Summer Language Program in Beijing

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Language Program in Beijing! For students interested in summer 2015, the application materials and program details are not yet finalized. Most program information will be available by the end of fall 2014 term, though there still may some details outstanding. Please click "Start an Application" on bottom of the Apply page (see left) to register your interest in the program with the Office of Global Programs and fill out a short Pre-Application questionnaire. Once you are registered with our system, we will notify you via email when all application components are finalized. We will also notify you of any information sessions and/or events with returned program participants.

This nine-week program immerses students in one of the world's most dynamic cities and offers five levels of intensive Chinese language studies from beginner through fifth year. All four skills are emphasized in the classroom, in drill sections, and through private tutorials. Group excursions in and around Beijing, lectures by local experts, and a week-long travel break give students insight into Chinese society and lifestyle, and provide a variety of environments in which to use their language skills.
  In addition, students are eligible for a scholarship from the Coca Cola Fund for Summer Study in China.

The program runs from mid-June to mid-August.  Click here for a complete Academic Calendar.

 Program Requirements
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student in good academic standing. Graduate students and post-graduates may also apply.
  • No previous language study required for first year Chinese
  • Minimum 3.0 average language GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
The summer program is good preparation for further studies in China during the academic year such as Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University.
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