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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

CET Beijing

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CET Beijing, in operation since 1982, has Chinese language learning down to a science. Intensive Chinese language classes are taught by outstanding, seasoned instructors. Chinese language excursions get you out the door and into the city. A full-time Chinese language pledge keeps language learning going around the clock. And Chinese roommates share every part of the experience. You'll make exceptional gains in your language skills over the course of the term. This program is open to all language levels, from beginners to heritage learners. 

Your Chinese Will Improve by Leaps and Bounds.

  • A full load of intensive, integrated Chinese language classes that cover at least one year of Chinese in a term.
  • Full-time Chinese language pledge.
  • Chinese roommates.
  • No language prerequisite for the fall, spring and summer terms.
  • The 4-week Janterm is a perfect warm up to any spring China program. It is open to students with at least 3 previous semesters of Chinese.
Visit the CET website to apply and learn more about this program.


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Beijing Chinese
Language Program

Beijing, China



CET Program Information
Beijing Chinese Language


Intensive Chinese for All Students, Offered All Year Round

The goals of CET's Beijing Chinese Language program are twofold: rapid improvement of language skills and a solid understanding of contemporary Chinese society. Weekly themes integrate the intensive curriculum--a lecture class might introduce the "Chinese family"; family planning policies are debated during drill class; students interview a Chinese family for language practicum. A full-time language pledge and dorm rooms shared with local Chinese students round out this rigorous program.

January Term in Beijing:
Four-Week Intensive Program for Intermediate and Advanced Learners


Based in Beijing at the site of the CET's Beijing Chinese Language program, our four-week Janterm provides students a running start to the spring term. The curriculum, designed to emphasize oral skills and build a foundation for further language study, requires constant interaction between students and their teachers, their Chinese roommates and local Beijing'ers. The full-time language pledge further helps students "warm up" for the longer spring term that follows.