IES- Contemporary China & Chinese Language (Program is closing after the Spring 2018 program - check with SAGE for other options)

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, research, and tutorials; courses taught primarily in Mandarin Chinese, area studies courses taught in English. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: T. Boucquey
  • Fields of study: Chinese language and culture, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 8.25 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Mandarin
  • Number of program participants: 20

Living Arrangements

Students live in host institution dormitories with local students. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: mid August to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to mid-May


  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Beijing and Los Angeles.