CIEE Beijing Advanced Chinese Studies
As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is at the center of much that happens in China. It is a city of over 15 million people struggling to adapt as China emerges as a global player. As a political center, bureaucracy is widespread. Changes in Beijing have moved quickly, and the city continues to grow. Beijing also reflects China’s long and evolving history when different dynasties were based there and constructed some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall and the Summer Palace.
Are you interested in using your superior level of Chinese to study international affairs, business, history, or Chinese literature alongside Chinese students? Are you hoping to work in China following your college experience? Then this program is for you. The Advanced Chinese Studies program offered at the CIEE Study Center at Peking University supports students in enrolling in one of four schools or departments both administratively and intellectually. You’ll learn about important topics in Chinese from a Chinese perspective, while developing professional writing and research skills in Chinese.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Students must take Peking University’s (PKU) initial placement test in Beijing to be qualified to directly enroll at PKU. Typically, students that speak and write at the superior level on the ACTFL scale are likely to pass the PKU placement test. These students have often completed Third Year Chinese or the equivalent at the college level. Students who do not pass this test are required to enroll in the CIEE Intensive Chinese Language program at the advanced level.
Students are encouraged to provide a current HSK (National Chinese Language Proficiency Test) score along with their application to expedite the admissions process. The minimum HSK requirement is level 6 but level 8 is highly recommended.* 3.0 GPA * Junior standing and above
Language Skill: 3 years college level