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Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing

Your Chinese Will Improve by Leaps and Bounds.

Make exceptional gains in your Chinese language skills (even as an absolute beginner). Take a full load of language classes, taught entirely in Chinese. Adhere to a full-time language pledge. Explore Beijing with your Chinese roommate.

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Spring 02/17/2016 06/05/2016 16 Weeks 17-18 $14,390
What’s Included
None November 1
Fall 08/31/2016 12/18/2016 16 Weeks 17-18 $14,390
What’s Included
None May 1
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Local Roommates

Living with a local roommate is about more than just sharing a room. Your roommate can show you where to get the best noodles, how to haggle at the electronics district, and the latest must-see videos on YouKu (China’s YouTube). They can even help you with your homework. What will you do with your roommate?


Total Chinese Immersion

You’ll take a full load of Chinese language classes, live with a Chinese roommate, and if that’s not enough, you’ll uphold a full-time language pledge, too. It won’t be easy, but when Chinese starts pouring out of your mouth without your thinking about it, we think you’ll agree that it’s worth the effort.


The Time for Beijing is Now

Anyone who wants a career that involves China needs to spend time in Beijing. Beijing is where it all happens, and there is much to discover. See the sites, absorb the culture, learn the history, follow the politics, improve your Chinese. Then, when you return to China after graduation, you’ll have your Beijing experience in your back pocket, and the entire country will be yours.

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Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $11,350 goes to tuition & fees, and $3,040 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$14,390/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,750 for airfare and $1,250 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,400 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is bring a camera.

Housing with a Local Roommate

We arrange your housing in the dormitory, and find you a local roommate, too.

Visa Support

We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You’ll need to do the legwork, but we pay the consular fees if you obtain your visa through the service we recommend.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Beijing. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.



Need money? You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from China, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.