Program Overview

The Business, Language, and Culture program is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of China as it emerges to take a leading role in the global market. You will be introduced to the Chinese language, the history of China's economic reforms, China's macroeconomic impact on other economies, and the local business practices that shape and mold the economic development of the nation. Language classes and related language clinics and tutoring sessions are taught in Mandarin Chinese, with business and area studies courses taught in English.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Business, Language, and Culture

Additional requirements

  • Five terms of college-level microeconomics or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, or marketing
  • East China Normal 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.‚Äč

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 Semester20204/1/2020Early SeptemberMid-December
Academic Year2020-214/1/2020Early SeptemberEarly June
Spring Semester202110/1/2020Late FebruaryEarly June

Travel Advisories

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