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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Grinnell applicants only
Grinnell Approval Deadlines/Program Dates:
Grinnell Approval Deadlines/Program Dates:
Term Year Grinnell Approval Deadline Grinnell Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Fall 2019 12/05/2018 02/18/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 12/05/2018 02/18/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Subject Areas of Interest: Arts and Culture, Business Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, GWSS, History, International Relations, Literature, Media Studies, Political Science Language of Study: Chinese, English
Campus Program Advisor: Jin Feng OCS Contact: Alicia Stanley
Language Prereq: 1 semester Min. GPA: 3.2
Housing: Apartment, Dorm
Program Description:

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Why study at the China Studies Institute in Beijing?

  • Selective academic program with wide range of courses taught in English and moderately intensive study of Chinese enforced by a language pledge

  • Rich variety of internships for a program in China

  • Extended field trip at end of semester to interesting locations in China

  • Housing and program offices on the campus of Peking University, one of China's top universities

  • Study in Beijing, China's center of politics and culture

Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

Arts and Culture
Business Studies
Cultural Studies
International Relations
Media Studies
Political Science


Preparatory coursework recommended by Grinnell

Coursework in East Asian studies, Economics, Global Development Studies, History and Political Science.

Immersion Track:

The immersion track is for students who want to devote themselves to Chinese language training full time, through 27 hours in class instruction per week and lots of time for homework and other activities. It is a perfect opportunity for those who want to challenge themselves and test the limits of their courage, endurance and excitement.

Non-immersion Track:

This is designed for students who desire to learn Chinese part time while taking other area studies courses and internships. A minimum of 9 hours per week is required. The average class size is under 10. There is no language pledge. The instructional methodologies and contents are the same as immersion Chinese.

Study Trips:

Two weeks are spent at the end of the program travelling. Six theme based trips are offered; Economic Development in Coastal China, Long March through Rural China, Anthropology Research, History and Culture, Ethnic Minorities and Tibet and Buddhism.