Study Abroad in China: Intensive Chinese Language in Harbin

Student playing a board game with an older Chinese man

Harbin, China: Is this study abroad program for you? CET Harbin is for intermediate and advanced Chinese language learners who are ready to take a large leap towards near-native fluency. The curriculum gives students exceptional levels of individual instruction. The one-on-one is a student favorite—students work independently with a language instructor to study a topic of interest, such as Food Culture in China or Chinese Foreign Policy. A full-time language pledge keeps language learning going around the clock. This program is perfect for intermediate and advanced language learners who are ready for full immersion.

Study Abroad in Harbin, China: Features

  • A full load of intensive Chinese language classes that cover at least one year of Chinese in a term
  • One-on-one tutorial, designed by the student
  • Full-time Chinese language pledge
  • Chinese roommates
  • Open to students with at least 4 semesters of previous Chinese language study
  • Spring students can extend their term by attending the Beijing January Term before heading up to Harbin.

“Being surrounded by my peers, many of whom already speak beautiful Chinese, is extremely encouraging. The environment that we create together with the language pledge is extremely reinforcing. I know it sounds cliché, but I couldn’t do it without them! …To sum it up, I love China. It certainly presents many cultural challenges to conquer, but CET definitely provides us with the resources and help we need….” – Matthias Fostvedt, University of Idaho, Harbin Fall 2013

Study Abroad in Harbin, China: Details

Semester Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Application Deadline 05/01/13 11/01/13 03/01/14 05/01/14
Program Length 15 weeks 16 weeks 9 weeks 16 weeks
Arrival Date 08/28/13 02/12/14 06/11/14 08/27/14
Program Break Oct 21-25 Apr 7-11 NA TBA
Departure Date 12/16/13 06/02/14 08/11/14 12/15/14
Program Fee $12,590 $13,490 $6,990 $13,490
Recommended Credits 17 to 18 17 to 18 9 17 to 18