Program Overview

Note: These study abroad programs are only open to students enrolled in the University of Oregon Chinese Flagship program. The one exception is the CIEE Shanghai program, which is also open to non-Flagship students.
 
Students in the UO Chinese Flagship program are required to participate in a summer study abroad program as well as the Capstone year abroad. Visit the UO Chinese Flagship website for more information about preparing for summer study abroad programs and for the Capstone program
 

Capstone Year Abroad:
The Capstone program lasts roughly a year, half of which is spent on academic coursework, and half of which is comprised of an internship. You may start the yearlong program in either late August or mid-February. During the first semester, you will enroll in classes at Nanjing University in Nanjing or National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) in Taipei. In addition to Chinese language courses, you will take regular academic content courses alongside local students. Students select courses to take based on your majors and interests. Toward the end of your Capstone year, students participate in an internship with a business or organization that matches your academic study and career aspirations. 
 
Start GEO online application for Capstone program in Mainland China here.

Start GEO online application for Capstone program in Taiwan here


Summer Study Abroad:
Flagship summer study allows students the opportunity to select a Flagship-approved program that best matches their interests and strengths. Each program’s content, proficiency requirements, and location provide students with an intense challenge and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Most programs last around eight weeks and, in addition to language training, include cultural excursions and community activities. The following summer programs are Flagship-approved and sponsored by UO:
 
Princeton in Beijing – You will earn about 17 UO credits of Chinese language. See more information about this program here. Start the GEO online application for this program here
 
CIEE: Summer Accelerated Chinese Studies in Shanghai – You will earn about 16 UO credits of Chinese language. See more information about this program here. Start the GEO online application here.

CET Harbin Summer – You will earn about 15 UO credits of Chinese language. See more information about this program here.  Start the GEO online application for this program.  

CET Beijing Summer – You will earn about 12 UO credits of Chinese language. See more information about this program here.  Start GEO online application for this program.

International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University (ICLP at NTU) – You will earn about 18 UO credits of Chinese language. See more information about this program here. Start the GEO online application here.   

Additional requirements

These programs are for students enrolled in the UO Chinese Flagship program.

  • Requirements for CIEE Shanghai:  2.5 GPA, sophomore standing, no language requirement
  • Requirements for Princeton in Beijing: 3.0 GPA, sophomore standing, 1 year of college level Chinese
  • Requirements for CET Harbin: 3.0 GPA, sophomore standing, 2 years of college level Chinese
  • Requirements for CET Beijing: 3.0 GPA, sophomore standing, no language requirement
  • Requirements for ICLP at NTU: 2.5 GPA, sophomore standing, intermediate level proficiency in Chinese
  • See additional eligibility requirements for the Capstone program here

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.

Application process

NOTE: The dates for CET Beijing, CET Harbin, and ICLP at NTU overlap Finals Week for the UO Spring Term. If you plan to participate in one of these programs, please know that it will be your responsibility to work out any accommodations for final exams/assignments with your individual instructors. Faculty members and departments are not required to make this sort of accommodation. The student is ultimately responsible for any consequences or challenges that may emerge from participating in a program whose schedule overlaps with UO Finals Week. The dates of UO spring term finals week are available here

Dates and Deadlines

NOTE: The dates for CET Beijing, CET Harbin, and ICLP at NTU overlap Finals Week for the UO Spring Term.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
CET Beijing Summer202002/01/202006/10/202008/09/2020
CET Harbin Summer202002/01/202006/10/202008/09/2020
ICLP at NTU Summer202001/01/202006/07/202008/16/2020
Princeton in Beijing Summer202001/01/202006/19/202008/14/2020
CIEE: Summer Accelerated Chinese Studies in Shanghai202003/01/202006/21/202008/15/2020
Academic Year: China2020-2112/01/2019Mid-AugustMid-June
Academic Year: Taiwan2020-2104/15/2020Mid-AugustMid-June
Calendar Year: China and Taiwan202105/15/2020Mid-FebruaryMid-December

Travel Advisories

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