Program Overview

Established in 1982, the CIEE Study Center at Nanjing University focuses on developing Mandarin Chinese communication skills and exploring contemporary Chinese society and culture. This program offers an integrated curriculum that links the language classes, a Chinese studies course taught both in English and Chinese, a one-week Sichuan Module, and field trips in and around Nanjing.

You will take 3 courses each semester, 6 for the full academic year. All students are required to take Readings in Chinese, Spoken Chinese, and Contemporary Chinese Studies. The language courses are offered at intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced levels. If you enroll in the academic year program, you are required to continue with each of the above courses during the spring semester. If you test above the advanced level you will take all content language coursework at Nanjing University's Institute for International Students or courses at Nanjing University for Chinese students, and the CIEE core course.

Academic year students at the advanced level in their second semester may replace the core course with a directed independent study, or directly enroll in one or more courses at Nanjing University in the Institute for International Students. You will take required language classes and the area studies courses with other CIEE students only. Advanced language content courses are taken with other international students at the Institute for International Students, or with Chinese students in other departments.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Nanjing Program.

Additional requirements

  • Coursework in Chinese studies is strongly recommended.

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

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