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CET Beijing: Internship

Outstanding Faculty

Chinese studies faculty teach your electives. They typically hold, or are working towards, a PhD in their field, and have experience teaching US undergraduates, either in the United States or at another study abroad program of similar caliber.

Chinese language instructors are seasoned teachers, hand-picked by CET from universities around the city. Most instructors have graduate degrees in Chinese or Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and have experience teaching US students.

Spotlight on David Moser

David Moser has lived in China for over 25 years. As an old China hand and a long-time China watcher, he has seen China transform (and has the stories to prove it). David is an expert on Chinese philosophy, humor and media, and his breadth of knowledge has gotten him featured on podcastsquoted in the New York Times, and giving speeches in front of dignitaries. David is about as linked in to China as one can get, and as the Academic Director of this program, he shares his network, connections and expertise with students.

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Full-Time, Bilingual, On-Site Staff

Academic staff ensure that you and your classes are a good fit. They direct the curriculum, manage the faculty, and monitor courses. Do you have particular learning needs? Do you need advice for keeping up with the class pace? The academic staff is there to help.

Programming staff help you get the most out of the program. They handle housing, excursions, and day-to-day logistics, and are trained in emergency prevention and management. Got an idea for an activity? Need to see a doctor? Just want someone to talk to? The programming staff are your best resource.

David Moser
David Moser holds a PhD in Chinese linguistics and philosophy from the University of Michigan. His PhD dissertation Abstract Thinking and Thought in Early Chinese and Classical Greek won the Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award in 1996. He has served as visiting scholar at Beijing University and visiting professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he taught courses in Translation Theory and Psycholinguistics. Dr. Moser has also worked as a program advisor, translator and host at China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing. Since 1992, he has appeared frequently on Chinese TV as a foreign expert, host and occasional performer of a kind of Chinese stand-up comedy form called xiangsheng or “crosstalk.” He lives in Beijing with his wife, Lihua, and daughter, Leah, and regularly plays piano with various Beijing jazz groups.

David Moser

Academic Director

Zuo Cui
A native of Shaanxi Province, Zuo Cui first joined CET as a Chinese roommate in 2004. She joined the staff of the Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing program in 2005, working there for five years in various capacities, including Office Manager and Assistant Resident Director. After a brief stint at the International Culture and Creativity Industrial Group in Beijing in 2010, she realized how much she missed working with CET students. She returned to CET as the Resident Director of the Chinese Studies program, and intends to make International Education her life’s work. Having lived in Beijing for almost a decade, Zuo Cui is an excellent resource for students who want to learn more about Beijing life and culture. She enjoys helping all of her students immerse themselves in this fantastic city.

Zuo Cui

Resident Director

Nadia Sbaihi
Nadia has lived in China since 1998. She holds two graduate degrees from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec in Geography & Urban Planning. As a recipient of the 2007-2008 Quebec-China scholarship, she conducted her Master’s degree fieldwork and attended courses at Peking University. She has extensive experience in both the Chinese prviate sector and the academic sector. As a lover of all things China, Nadia is happy to spread her love for living and working in Beijing with students.

Nadia Sbaihi

Internship Program Director

Chen Yanyan

Chen Yanyan

Chinese Language Coordinator