In the CIEE Chinese Studies summer program you will explore pressing social issues in contemporary China, develop basic communicative skills in Mandarin, and immerse yourself in local culture through field trips, activities, and community engagement. All three sessions of the summer will take place in the city of Nanjing.
You will take part in language training that empowers you to engage in basic conversations on daily life, develop an understanding of the varied and complex origins of China’s present economic, social, cultural, and political worlds and immerse yourself in your new community while giving back to it through a variety of volunteering projects.
For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit:
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 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:
- Completion of the GEO application process.
- 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.
Dates and Deadlines
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Additional Date Information
To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
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.
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.