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Chinese Studies & Internship in Beijing


Your Beijing Network

Getting to know Beijing is the best thing you can do for a career path that’s going to include China. CET uses its longstanding guanxi (connections) to introduce you to this city of movers and shakers. Meet journalists. Talk to researchers. Interact with professionals. Liaise with alumni. Start creating your own network now. It will be there waiting for you after you graduate.



Pursue an internship that fits your skills. Interested in social justice? You can intern at a non-profit that fights human trafficking or protects children. Are animals your thing? Intern at an animal shelter. Like media or law? We can set you up with China Central Television or Women’s Watch Legal Defense Center.


Local Roommates

Living with a local roommate is about more than just sharing a room. Your roommate can show you how to set up your Chinese social media accounts, the best places to work out, the latest slang, and where to get steamed dumplings for lunch. What will you do with your roommate?

Jumpstart your semester with JanTermLearn More

arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Spring 02/17/2016 06/05/2016 16 Weeks 16 $14,990
What’s Included
None November 1
Fall 08/31/2016 12/18/2016 16 Weeks 16 $14,990
What’s Included
None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $12,000 goes to tuition & fees, and $2,990 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$14,990/ 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 get on the bus.

Housing with a Local Roommate

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

Internship Support

We don’t land you an internship only to walk away. We make sure you’re well prepared for your job, and we stay in close touch with your host organization…all semester long.

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.