Program Overview

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Chinese language speaker, you will have access to a host of language learning and cultural studies courses that suit your particular interests and skill level. You will choose from a variety of elective courses, taught in both English and Mandarin, ranging from business and finance to globalization, Chinese history, political science, and film studies. Qualified students may also be eligible for independent research opportunities or internships with local organizations.

A full course load is three courses. You are required to enroll in two consecutive accelerated language courses, and you will choose one of the following: an elective course taught in Chinese or English, an organizational internship, or directed independent research. 

Students take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Chinese at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Chinese language proficiency and understanding of Chinese society.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Accelerated Chinese Studies

Additional requirements

  • University and Dongghua will not accept students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau. This includes those who are U.S. permanent residents. Students must provide a copy of a non-Taiwan/non-Chinese passport.

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

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.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20204/1/2020Late AugustMid-December
Academic Year2020-214/1/2020Late AugustEarly June
Spring Semester202110/1/2020Mid-FebruaryEarly June

Travel Advisories

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