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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

UC_Berkeley_IUP_logoInter-University Program

for Chinese Language Studies

Tsinghua University

Beijing, China


Program Information
IUP Homepage

The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP) was founded in 1963 by Stanford University as a center for advanced Chinese language training in Taipei. Soon after its founding other North American universities formed a consortium to jointly administer the program. In 1997 IUP moved its language center to Tsinghua University in Beijing, at which time UC Berkeley took over the US-based administration of the program. After twenty years at Berkeley, Stanford University has agreed to serve as IUP coordinator.

IUP currently offers a 32-week Academic Year Program and a 16-week Semester Option. All programs are located on the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing. IUP’s mission is to raise a student’s Chinese language proficiency to a level at which they can function independently in professional or academic careers. IUP is intended for students who aspire to truly advanced competence, whether they be undergraduates, graduates, professionals, or established scholars. IUP is an extremely intensive academic experience. The program has rigorous standards for enrollment, operates under a “Chinese-Only” language pledge, and requires that most students spend four to six hours a day preparing for their courses.

Recent IUP graduates who have chosen to pursue careers in China have proven that their IUP-acquired linguistic skills have enabled them to function successfully in such areas as business consulting, management, public relations, law, education and journalism.

This program is currently not accepting applications.