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Language Immersion

CIEE: Beijing Intensive Chinese Language (China)

Beijing, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Feb 22, 2021
Jun 05, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Chinese
Yes
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
2.5 | 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Restrictions

1 college-level Chinese area studies course recommended, 3-6 semesters of college-level Mandarin or equivalent

Credits

15-17

Program Advisor

The Program

Surrounded by 22 million Chinese-speaking people, Beijing is the perfect place to hone your intermediate or advanced language skills.

Choose from the largest selection of Chinese language electives in China—ideal for advanced and heritage language learners—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 Peking University peer tutors. Students in this program agree to speak only Mandarin in order to encourage acquisition of language and culture. Co-curricular activities and excursions are designed to accompany coursework to enhance learning and intercultural understanding.

Forbidden City Beijing

Program Location

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Beijing China Skyline

China

Beijing

Beijing is the political, educational, and cultural center of China and the nation's most populous city with over 22 million residents. The architecture and museums found in Beijing trace the country's history from its earliest days up to the present. Beijing reflects China’s long and evolving history and is home to some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Summer Palace.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the CIEE website. 

Students are required to enroll in Readings in Chinese, Spoken Chinese, the Chinese Language and Culture Practicum and 1-3 additional courses. The Language and Culture Practicum will allow students to practice the language skills learned in the classroom through outside-of-class language activities. Students will also be expected to attend guest lectures and other cultural activities. To round out their schedule, students will choose from a list of Chinese Language electives and may choose one additional English-taught content course.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CIEE and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take 15-17 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between CIEE and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at CIEE will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. You will receive 1-6 credits per class taken with CIEE. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.

*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CIEE and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Early September

Mid-December

Spring Semester

Mid-February

Early June

Housing and Meals

 

Students live in either the PKU foreign student complex—Zhongguanyuan Global Village dormitory—or in a homestay. Students may not live in accommodations that are not arranged by CIEE.

Living conditions in Zhongguanyuan Global Village are inviting and comfortable, and provide standard amenities such as beds, desks, armoires, private bathrooms, and Internet access. Shared kitchens are available, but location varies by building. Students live in suite-style units and each student has his or her own private bedroom. Each unit shares a common living space and bathroom and, depending on the layout, students will live with one to two other roommates. Roommates are either CIEE study abroad students or other international students.

Homestays are located within 45 minutes from campus by public transportation and have two or three bedrooms. Students have their own room and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom (in some host families, students may have their own bathroom). Students are invited to family meals typically four times during the week, but should budget for other meals, including lunch on campus and meals not eaten with host families. Chinese family members speak Chinese only. This option is highly recommended for students who want to establish relationships with Chinese people, live in an entirely Chinese language environment, and to make rapid progress in Chinese language and culture study.

Housing for academic year students between the fall and spring semesters is arranged and included in the program fee. Meals are not included in the program fee for students living in the dormitory and are the responsibility of the student. Students usually eat at the student cafeterias or at the wide range of inexpensive restaurants in and around campus.

Internet
There is Internet access in the PKU library and computer center. However, Internet access can be quite erratic and slow. Students can also access the Internet from their dormitory rooms for a small fee by opening a personal account at the computer center. CIEE pays for the first month of Internet access. Internet availability in each homestay varies. Students are encouraged to bring wireless-enabled laptops.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $19,340
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (homestays)
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance
 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,000
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $4,250.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester $16,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (homestays)
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,700.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester TBD
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (homestays)
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,700.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $19,400
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (homestays)
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,000
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $4,250.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost TBD
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (homestays)
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance
 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,000
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $4,250.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. More information can be found on the Rutgers China Office website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Available to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs.  For more information please visit the CIEE website.