With 22 million Chinese-speaking people to share the city with, Beijing is the place to give your Mandarin skills a major boost this summer. With premier instruction, tutoring, homestay, travel, and awe-inspiring icons like the Great Wall and Forbidden City, you'll pack a year's worth of learning into one unforgettable summer.
MAKE MARKED LANGUAGE PROGRESS
with 20 hours of intensive classroom instruction plus 3 hours of tutoring each week.
GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CITY
with visits to treasured places only locals know about.
VOLUNTEER OR PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES AND LECTURES
that illuminate coursework and heighten your understanding of Chinese culture.
Visit incredible sites loaded with history, like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Choose a theme-study weekend and expand your horizons. You might visit the birthplace of Confucius in Qufu, as you examine traditional Chinese philosophy; visit the bustling port city Dalian to explore urbanization; or visit a village and hike in northern Shanxi province to dig into the environment and rural governance.
See contemporary art, and musical and theatric performances, or take a day hike near Beijing.
Learn about contemporary Chinese issues like international economics, cross-cultural communication, sustainability, and film with a special series of lectures given by scholars and other experts.
Language Tutoring. To ensure progress in fluency, each student is paired with a PKU graduate student or CIEE instructor for three one-on-one tutorials and one one-to-three Language and Culture Practicum session each week. Tutors practice conversation and help with homework.
Expert Talk Series: Regular lectures in English by experts in their field.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation – an introduction to Chinese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.
Policy on Institutional Scholarships
Institutional scholarships are not applied to study abroad costs. We strongly encourage students to apply for scholarships to fund study abroad. Please visit the scholarships page to learn more about scholarships, or see the director of International Education.
For Students Studying Abroad with External Providers during the Spring and Summer 2020
Morehouse College students will be required to pay our preferred providers directly for all experiences. However, please be advised that we have featured programs from our preferred providers listed on this site, which we have vetted for quality, safety, and cost. While students are not required to choose one of the featured experiences, they are strongly encouraged to do so. Students will enroll at Morehouse. All tuition and fees will be payable to the College. All payments (including financial aid) will be applied to the student’s account at the College and the student will pay the provider directly. Any balance owed to the provider will be the responsibility of the student. Any overpayment to Morehouse College will be refunded.