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Take your Chinese skills to the next level in a thriving metropolis that’s both the former capital of the Ming Dynasty and current home to many Fortune 500 companies.
Dive into university life with a combination of language and content courses taught in Chinese and English at CIEE Nanjing and our partner school, Nanjing University. Faculty at Nanjing University specialize in teaching Chinese language and content courses to international students. Students agree to speak only Mandarin to encourage language and cultural acquisition.
All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
LIVE WITH A CHINESE ROOMMATE
or a host family to fully experience Chinese daily life, Nanjing style.
EXPLORE SOUTHWEST OR NORTHWEST CHINA
and see how the people, geography, food and customs change from eastern China.
SEE TEMPLES AND ARCHITECTURE
from the Ming Dynasty and the Republican Era and learn how these periods influenced the China you see today.
Take a field trip to see the Presidential Palace - where China’s modern democracy was born.
Walk atop the city’s 600-year-old wall and take a boat out on the beautiful Xuanwu Lake.
Learn outside the box by singing karaoke with Chinese roommates, participating in dragon boat races, or dining with Chinese families.
Learn calligraphy, Tai Chi, and traditional Chinese painting.
See the dramatic differences between western and eastern china with an unforgettable excursion:
Fall: Northwest. The Silk Road was an ancient highway for merchandise, religion, culture, and art. Travel from the start of its northern route in Xi’an, an ancient capital of China, visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors and try out the northwestern cuisine. Trek on camels in the sand dunes of Dunhuang in Gansu province, a fertile and magnificent oasis where a trove of Buddhist relics wait for you to explore.
Spring: Southwest. Head to Sichuan, Guangxi, or another province. In Sichuan, hike on the ever-green Mt. Qingcheng, the birthplace of Chinese Taoism, and learn about giant pandas’ habitat and Sichuanese teahouse culture. In Guangxi, trek through the lofty Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, stay with the Zhuang villagers to learn about their ethnic minority culture, or venture off on bamboo rafts along the picturesque Li River.
Peer Language Tutor program. To ensure progress in linguistic and cultural fluency, each student is paired with a Nanjing University student for one-on-one Chinese language tutorials for three hours a week to practice pronunciation, get help with homework, and strike up conversations in Mandarin.
Target language meals. To encourage students to use Chinese in daily life, CIEE Nanjing provides language meal stipends for students to share meals with Chinese roommates and friends.
Volunteering. We’ll help you connect with Chinese people and give back to a migrant school, home for the elderly, bilingual magazines, Chinese NGOs, and more.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Three-day orientation – an introduction to Chinese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
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.
Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.
Credit returns as TCU credit that applies towards the TCU GPA and counts towards a student’s major, minor, core, or elective credit hours. As part of their application, students must have their courses pre-approved on the TCU Credit Approval Form.
Students can typically find classes to satisfy major and minor elective credits; general electives; upper-division hours; and much of the TCU Core Curriculum, including FAR, HUM, SSC, HT, LT and RT. Semester students can also earn CA. It is harder to satisfy specific equivalencies for the major or minor and difficult to find NSC, MTH, OCO, and WCO. Students cannot receive CSV, GA, and WEM on these programs.
While abroad, students remain currently-enrolled, degree seeking students at TCU. Semester students enroll full-time in 12 – 18 credits. Summer students typically enroll in 3 or 6 credit hours.
TCU bills tuition and program fees for all TCU-Approved Programs to the TCU Student Account. However, students may need to pay CIEE, IES, or SIT directly for other incidental charges such as housing deposits, confirmation fees, textbooks or optional field trips.
Non-Refundable Enrollment Fee: Variable. Paid directly to CIEE, IES, or SIT to reserve your space in the program.
TCU Tuition: Semester students pay TCU block tuition. Summer students pay TCU tuition per credit hour. For current tuition rates, visit Costs & Refunds.
Program Fee: Includes CIEE, IES, or SIT housing and insurance fees. It may or may not include meals or other items. Consult the program-specific on the CIEE, IES, or SIT website for program fee breakdowns and exact fees.
Additional Expenses: For airfare, visa fees, meals, books, personal spending money and other outside expenses not included in the program fee. Individual budgets are highly variable.
How to Apply
Good academic and disciplinary standing at TCU
Minimum 2.8 GPA for semester programs, although some programs require higher GPAs
At least two semesters at TCU by the start of the program
Any additional requirements listed on the CIEE, IES, or SIT websites
Click the "Complete Forms" button above to begin your Global TCU application. To continue working on an existing application, log onto www.global.tcu.edu and select the program from the homepage.
Complete the Program-Specific Application found on the CIEE, IES or SIT website.
Submit the Credit Approval Form to Reed 214. You can find the form on our How to Apply page.