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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2022 01/28/2022 02/04/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese Housing: Apartment, Residence Hall
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:

Summer Accelerated Chinese Language


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Program Overview

This summer, fast-forward your Chinese language skills in one of the most diverse cities on earth. Kick learning into high gear with daily coursework and one-on-one classes suited to your level, whether you’re a first- or fifth-year Chinese language student. Add language exchange with native speakers, cultural activities and integration into the Chinese community in London, and your summer in London will be one you’ll always value.

London has a history stretching back to the Romans, there are four World Heritage sites, leading museums and plenty of green spaces. A contemporary global city, London is home to almost 9 million people from all over the world.

Unique Experiences


of Chinese and Mandarin progress into eight weeks with small classes and individual lessons.


Shop and eat in China Town, meet Chinese students studying in London and integrate with Chinese community and cultural groups.


Via cultural activities, practicing Mandarin in authentic situations and excursions to learn about the history of Chinese migrants to the UK and the business opportunities in a post Brexit UK. China has a global reach, and, in London, you can experience the importance of China on the world stage.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Visit the Chinese galleries at the British Museum and learn about the history of Chinese culture through the objects on display
  • An overnight trip to Liverpool, you may know it as the home of The Beatles but the oldest Chinese community in the UK is in Liverpool. Learn about the historic links between the UK and China in the port of Liverpool and bring the relationship up to date by exploring how Liverpool seeks to attract investment from China today.
  • A day trip to Oxford to hear from academics at the China Centre at Oxford University.
  • Visit the London Docklands Museum and Limehouse home to London’s first Chinatown.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • An introduction to your academic program plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Travel Protection
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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