AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION | HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT
AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
With 22 million Chinese-speaking people to share the city with, there’s no better place to hone your intermediate or advanced language skills than Beijing. In addition to immersing yourself in the fascinating culture and receiving instruction from respected professors, you’ll be surrounded by awe-inspiring icons like the Great Wall and Forbidden City. All of this makes study abroad in Beijing an experience you’ll remember forever.
With a population of 22 million and counting, people from all over China and the world have flocked to this cultural center, as China’s economy and international power have grown. A fascinating blend of the very old and the ultra-modern, it’s home to 15th century treasures like the Hall of Supreme Harmony and stunners like Beijing National Stadium, a.k.a. the Bird’s Nest. The jam-packed cosmopolitan city buzzes with a lively arts scene, and boasts a record number of top research institutions and technology companies.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 2.50 is required to be considered for this program.
At least two semesters completed of college-level Chinese (or equivalent)*
1 college-level Chinese area studies course is recommended
Citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau (includes permanent U.S. residents) cannot apply for this program
*Students with more than five years of college-level Mandarin Chinese and students with near-native fluency may not be appropriate for this program and should consider the CIEE Advanced Chinese Studies program. Intensive Chinese Language students may not transfer to the Advanced Chinese Studies program after arriving in Beijing.
Early September – Mid-December
Early February – Late May
Early September – Late May
AREAS OF STUDY
- International Business
- Political Science
to find the list of available courses.
Homestay (two meals per day are included)
Residence hall (meals not included)
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
- Visit fascinating sites loaded with history, like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
- Get out the city for a long weekend to an alluring destination like Xi’an, Hangzhou, or Nanjing.
- Try something new with a class in calligraphy, painting, seal carving, or martial arts.
- Keep your language skills polished even when you travel, thanks to Chinese students who come along to help you practice.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
CIEE Intensive Chinese Language Program in Beijing, China
Your intermediate or advanced proficiency will skyrocket while you explore Beijing’s role in Chinese society. Small, topic-oriented, cultural activities and lectures provide meaning to what you learn in the classroom and give you additional tools to successfully navigate living in another culture. Plus, you’ll take part in intensive Mandarin language courses, area studies electives, weekly interactions with Chinese peer tutors, a homestay option, and group excursions.
Study abroad in Beijing and you'll:
- Choose from the largest selection of language electives in China at the prestigious Peking University
- Improve your Mandarin with up to 20 hours of in-class language instruction per week and one-on-one tutorials with peer tutors
- Learn from CIEE staff trained in teaching Chinese culture and Chinese as a second language
- Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven, and areas outside of Beijing
- Live with a Chinese host family or in a dorm with other international students
- Participate in smaller, topic-oriented cultural activities and lectures
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.