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CIEE: Accelerated Chinese Language Program in Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
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Program Sponsor: CIEE 
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** 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.
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Program Provider:
CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange
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Previous Language Study Req?:
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Language of Instruction:
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Language courses offered:
Mandarin Chinese
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Housing Options:
Homestay, Residence Hall
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Areas of Study:
Business Adminstration, Business Law, Chinese Language & Literature, Economics, Film Studies, History, Intercultural Communications, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Sociology
Program Design: Study Center
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Additional Program Options:
Internship, Research Project
Program Description:
Program Description:
CIEE Accelerated Chinese Language in Shanghai, China 
Whether you’re a rank beginner or have strong Chinese language skills, you’ll 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. 

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