University of Oregon

CIEE: Sustainable Development in Beijing

Program Overview

The Sustainable Development in Beijing program introduces you to the critical field of sustainability through lecture, discussion, student research, and first-hand experiential activities in China. You will take four to six area studies and language courses.

Given the country's continued urban growth, China is an ideal site to explore the impact of such development on resources and the environment, both within cities and the surrounding areas.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Sustainable Development in Beijing.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Additional Requirements

  • previous coursework in sustainability, environmental studies, global studies, anthropology, or sociology is helpful but not required

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20163/01/2016early Septemberlate December
Spring Semester201810/01/2017late February mid-June

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.