CET Beijing

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  • Location(s): Beijing, China
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language, Gap Year

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Want an intensive academic environment where Chinese is the the top priority? CET Beijing students sign a full-time language pledge and live with a Chinese roommate. All classes are centered around language learning, and the goal is to use your Ch... read more

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Entirely worth it, I just can't wait to get back. I understand myself better after challenging myself throughout my stay, am more confident from getting around on my own in a foreign environment and was able to put everything in perspective by leaving the US for a little while. The most important thing for me, in terms of my C... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Beijing was a wonderful place to study abroad. I love language immersion but,after having attended the wonderful immersion program at Middlebury College, was very dissapointed with the enforcement of the language pledge,lack of dedication of the students, and the poor teaching methods of the teachers at CET in Beijing. The stude... - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
This was the best 8 weeks of my life. I wish I had the time/money to continue at CET for another semester. View Entire Review
Extremely worthwhile. I was able to learn things both about myself and the world. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was fantastic. I went with the goal of improving my Chinese and that is what I did. I think that when you choose the language intensive program with CET, make sure that language study is you number one priority. It is not a vacation, though you do have a great time. I would try to build a relat... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
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My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile and I would do it again if I had time. I learned a lot about living on my own in another country, made many new friends both from Beijing and from other schools in the US. It was especially interesting for me to learn more about Chinese culture because it is part of my herit... - MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, I learned so much Chinese in the 8 weeks I was there that I had trouble switch back from the language pledge! Academically it was a no brainer- I plan to go back once I graduate! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Cet Beijing
It was very worthwhile and I'm abroad again on CET/Middlebury Kunming. It's going to be different for everybody, but it's 4 months in China. The only way it's not going to be incredible is if you spend all your time with Americans at western bars. - Tulane University View Entire Review
I can now speak Mandarin as well as being able to understand much of the cultural nuances. - Clark University View Entire Review
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Very worthwhile. It changed my career path to wanting to do cross-cultural psychology. Had lots of great conversations with locals and my roommate that are irreplacable. - Tufts University View Entire Review
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The experience was worthwhile, and I'm glad and proud of myself that I did it. I cannot say that it was the absolute best time of my life, but that is how I gained so much personal growth. I am glad now that I had some difficult times, some challenges to face, because I could not have had those if I hadn't been on my own on the ... - Clark University View Entire Review
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- Tufts University View Entire Review

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Want an intensive academic environment where Chinese is the the top priority? CET Beijing students sign a full-time language pledge and live with a Chinese roommate. All classes are centered around language learning, and the goal is to use your Chinese out in the city, where it counts. Practice ordering at a restaurant, share stories at a local high school, take a week to research and interview locals on the Chinese hukou system. Your one-on-one class is designed to target your particular strengths and weaknesses. Your teachers are some of the best in the field. A highlight of the program is an overnight trip to a new city--Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors, or Hangzhou to hike around beautiful West Lake. You'll live in a dorm with new furnishings, private bathrooms, and wifi access. This program is for students of all levels, from beginners to heritage learners. Janterm (January term) is open to students with at least 3 semesters of Chinese language instruction.

Highlights

  • 20+hours/week of Chinese language classes

  • One-on-one sessions for targeted learning

  • Full-time language pledge

  • Local roommates

  • Out-of-classroom assignments & learning¬†





Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • East Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • East Asian Languages, Literature
  • Chinese Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1982
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CET Academic Programs Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant-eligible students. Award amounts range from $500 to $1,500 for in-person programs and $250 to $500 for virtual programs.

up to $1,500

Deadlines:
Reviewed on a rolling basis until your program application deadline. Summer programs: March 1 Fall programs: May 1 Spring programs: November 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
When you apply to a CET program, you receive access to the CET Scholarship applications. Apply for as many CET Scholarships as you like! Each application includes short answer questions and one essay whose prompt matches the spirit of the award. Scholarships that consider financial need also ask for current financial aid information.

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