Beijing, Nanjing, or Shanghai China

CIEE Study Abroad in China

The Program

Allegheny students may study for a semester or a year  through one of the three programs listed below:

CIEE Intensive Chinese Language Program in Beijing, China (semester program)
Students engage in intensive study of the Chinese language along with cultural excursion and extracurricular activities. http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/beijing/advanced-chinese-studies/
CIEE Chinese Language and Culture Program in Nanjing, China
This program combines study of the Chinese language with cultural immersion experiences, field trips, and community involvement. Students improve their language proficiency while also developing cross-cultural competence. http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/nanjing/intensive-chinese-language-culture/
CIEE Chinese Business, Language, and Culture Program in Shanghai, China
Suitable for students with no previous background in the Chinese language, this program offers course options in Chinese language, economics, and political science and also includes visits to Chinese companies and an internship placement. http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/shanghai/

Eligibility

Students must have an overall 2.75 GPA. Each program listed above has differently eligibility requirements which can be found below:

Intensive Chinese Language Program in Beijing-135 hours of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent & 1 college-level Chinese area studies course recommended

Chinese Language and Culture Program in Nanjing-2 semesters of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent & 1 college-level Chinese area studies course recommended

Chinese Business, Language, and Culture Program in Shanghai-3 or more semesters of college-level microeconomics or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, or marketing & one semester of college level Chinese (preferred).

These programs are designed primarily to solidify Allegheny students’ competency in Chinese language, culture and society. Students may earn 12 credits of language toward the Chinese (language) Minor (e.g., 120, 215 and 225).

Application Process

Allegheny students must first be approved to study off-campus before applying to their chosen program. Application deadlines are February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs. Applications will be reviewed immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. For more information about the off campus study application process, please visit: http://sites.allegheny.edu/offcampus/application/

Student Life

The CIEE study abroad programs in China foster a Chinese language-only environment. In order to support students to maximize Chinese language proficiency gains, all participants live with Chinese host families or Chinese roommates. Participants select one of two housing options prior to arrival. Meal options depend on the type of housing selected. Students living with host families will eat some or most meals with their host family but should budget for additional meals outside the home. Students living in a dormitory setting must be prepared to pay their own meal costs on-site in China

Costs

Students are charged Allegheny tuition and the $300.00 off-campus study fee, AC double room and a mini meal plan (if included in the program cost and is dependent on housing selection in China). Allegheny aid, except work/study, is applied to program costs. Those that choose to live in a dormitory setting must be prepared to pay for some of their own meals on-site in China. Additional costs include a passport ($120), international airfare ($1800-$2000) All fees are estimates.