Study Abroad in China: Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing


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Beijing, China: Is this study abroad program for you? CET Beijing, in operation since 1982, has Chinese language learning down to a science. Intensive Chinese language classes are taught by outstanding, seasoned instructors. Chinese language excursions get students out the door and into the city. A full-time Chinese language pledge keeps language learning going around the clock. And Chinese roommates share every part of the experience. Students in this program make exceptional gains in their language skills over the course of the term. This program is open to all language levels, from beginners to heritage learners.

Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Features

  • A full load of intensive, integrated Chinese language classes that cover at least one year of Chinese in a term.
  • Full-time Chinese language pledge.
  • Chinese roommates.
  • No language prerequisite for the fall, spring and summer terms.
  • The four-week January Term is a perfect warm up to any spring China program. It is open to students with at least 3 previous semesters of Chinese.

I loved every aspect of my life at CET. It was a level of independence I had not experienced before because of the added challenge of the language barrier. Simple tasks like buying groceries could turn into a big deal. But learning to deal with these problems as they arose was one of my favorite things about living in China.” – Anonymous evaluation from

Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Details

Semester Fall
Application Deadline 05/01/14 10/15/14 11/01/15 03/01/15 Extended to
Program Length 16 weeks 4 weeks 16 weeks 9 weeks 16 weeks
Arrival Date 08/27/14 12/30/14 02/04/15 06/10/15 08/26/15
Program Break TBA NA April 6-10 NA Sept 28-Oct 2
Departure Date 12/15/14 02/01/15 05/29/15 08/10/15 12/14/15
Program Fee $13,490 $4,290 $13,990 $7,190 $13,990
Recommended Credits 17 to 18 5 17 to 18 8 to 9 17 to 18