Kalin Elliott CC'22

The Forbidden City

CIEE China: Advanced Chinese Studies in Beijing

Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Further your advanced Chinese language skills while studying at Peking University in Beijing for a semester.

The next application deadline is Mar 1, 2020
See other program dates


CIEE China: Advanced Chinese Studies in Beijing is available for advanced language students during the fall, spring and academic year. The program provides students with the opportunity to directly enroll in courses at Peking University while living in either a residence hall or a homestay setting.


The program is based at Peking University. Students take several courses at Peking University, alongside local students as well as enroll in one course through CIEE that focuses on language study. Many courses are available directly at Peking University, which include, but is not limited to: biology, chemistry, economics, East Asian Studies, history, mathematics, physics and political science.

Program Features

Students are able to live in a homestay or a residence hall on campus. The homestay option would provide ample language learning opportunities. The residence hall would enable students to live with fellow CIEE students and international students studying at Peking University.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Foreign Language Learning, Humanities
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Junior, Senior, Study Abroad
Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020