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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Housing: Dormitory, Host Family
Academic Courses: HUM Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
Click here for a definition of this term Extra-Curricular Activities: Volunteering Program Type: Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Class Status: First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Description:

CIEE in China: Shanghai - Accelerated Chinese Language


CIEE-Shanghai Chinese LanguageAT A GLANCE/LOCATION

Whether you’re a beginner or have strong Chinese language skills, you’ll progress ahead at least two levels with CIEE in Shanghai. Along with intensive study, one-on-one lessons, and language clinics, you’ll experience a whole lot of culture – from tasting the city’s famous soup dumplings to watching eye-popping acrobatics, to seeing more of this vast country up-close with special cultural excursions.

Perched on the banks of the Huangpu River and the East China Sea, Shanghai is China’s largest city by population, and a global hub of culture, commerce, and finance. Massively redeveloped over the past 20 years, the city boasts many of the world’s latest and greatest. The list includes: uber-tall buildings stretching up in the new financial district; and the world’s fastest-growing rapid-transit system featuring the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train.

Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility

An overall GPA of 2.50 is required to be considered for this program. 

FALL SEMESTER:  Early September – Mid-December
SPRING SEMESTER: Late February – Early June
ACADEMIC YEAR:   Early September – Early June 
  • Business
  • Economics
  • History
  • International Business
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Drama


Click here 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.

3. Airfare  
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. 

4. Other 
  • Join classmates for a thrilling acrobat show, a river cruise, group meals, and more.
  • Explore Chinese history and arts with visits to museums, art exhibitions, and plays.
  • Step back in time with visits to traditional water towns like Wuzhen and Zhujiajiao, lined with narrow cobbled lanes, stone bridges, canals, and rich history.
  • Travel to nearby beautiful historic cities like Suzhou – called Venice of the East for its many canals, and famous for its classical gardens and silk industry – or Hangzhou, known for the natural beauty of its mountains and lake, and its textile and high-tech industries.
  • Get hands-on cultural experience by learning Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, or mahjong.
  • Venture off for a weekend to Hangzhou, Wuzhen, or Nanjing – one of China’s four ancient capitals and major commercial centers.
  • Silk Road Trade Route – fall. This famous premodern route enabled the exchange of merchandise, as well as religion, culture, and art. Students travel from the head of the northern route in Xi’an to Dunhuang, the City of Sands, a desert oasis at the junction of the northern and southern trade routes. Ideal for majors in Chinese language and culture, literature, history, religion, anthropology, and geography.
  • Tea and Horse Road – spring. This ancient network of mountain paths connected the tea-growing regions of southwestern China to Burma and India by mule caravan through the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and Tibet. Students may travel to Lijiang and Shangri-La, seat of a Tibetan autonomous prefecture near the border of Tibet. Ideal for majors in Chinese language and culture, literature, history, religion, anthropology, and geography.
  • Global Business in China – Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region. Explore one of the world's leading international financial centers and see how Hong Kong retains different political and economic systems from mainland China, with a diverse international population. Students visit companies, attend lectures on business development and industry, take a city tour, cruise Victoria Harbor, and visit a local Daoist temple. Ideal for majors in international business, finance, and economics.
  • Convergence of Cultures – Taiwan. Some of the most traditional forms of Chinese culture are preserved on Taiwan, which maintains a thriving civil society with a democratic political system and capitalist economy. See why this culture is described as a blend of Chinese and Japanese cultures, with traditional Confucian beliefs and contemporary Western values. Visit the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, aboriginal communities, Kaoshiung, and the night markets of Keelung. Ideal for majors in international affairs, political science, and economics.


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
  • Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 1 
How to Apply

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:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
  • 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. 


Jasmine Marecle

Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009

CIEE Accelerated Chinese Language Program in Shanghai, China 
Whether you’re a rank beginner or have strong Chinese language skills, you'll increase your progress by leaps and bounds, moving ahead at least two levels with CIEE in Shanghai. Along with intensive study, one-on- one lessons, and language clinics, you’ll experience a whole lot of culture – from tasting the city’s famous soup dumplings to watching eye-popping acrobatics to seeing more of this vast country up close with a special one-week trip.

Study abroad in Shanghai and you will:
  • logoLearn about Chinese business, international relations, political science, history, and more in English or Chinese.
  • Get off the tourist track as you explore Shanghai and beyond, and practice Chinese in authentic situations.
  • Live with a Chinese host family or on campus with a Chinese roommate.

Established in 2012, this program is designed to provide participants with a strong foundation in Chinese language and a deeper understanding of China today through intensive Chinese language coursework and cultural immersion, complemented by a wide selection of area studies courses in various disciplines.

The program is open to students with all levels of language skill, from students with no experience to those with superior level proficiency, although it is not for native Chinese speakers. Students take two accelerated courses that focus on rapid language acquisition and are designed to move students ahead at least two levels in all four Chinese language skills. Students take up to one elective in English, and those with four or more semesters of college-level Mandarin may take a Chinese language elective or area studies course taught in Chinese instead.

Chinese language students take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment, a graded component in which students agree to speak Chinese at required times.

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/30/2020 12/13/2020
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.