CIEE Summer Accelerated Chinese Language Program in Shanghai, China
Spend the summer advancing and applying your Mandarin language skills in one of the most dynamic, rapidly developing cities on earth. Whether you’re a first year or fifth year student of the language, you’ll have access to intensive, daily Chinese coursework and one-on-one classes that address your individual needs.
Coupling that classwork with structured peer tutorials and language clinics, homestays with local families, cultural activities and volunteering opportunities, CIEE study abroad in Shanghai provides you with an exciting and truly immersive international experience.
Study abroad in Shanghai and you will:
- Advance your Mandarin ahead one year on this Chinese language-only program through small and one-on-one classes
- Live with a Chinese host family or Chinese roommate and immerse yourself in Chinese culture
- Learn outside the classroom through volunteer opportunities, cultural activities, and a three-day field trip “off the tourist track” to practice Chinese in authentic situations
JWU Academic Planning For This Program
AVAILABLE DATES *Specific dates and destinations within host web site
THE PROGRAM PARTNER - CIEE
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad programs. Learn more about CIEE from their web site. On these affiliate programs, CIEE staff members provide program-specific advising and guidance and answer students' and families' questions about the program details.
The specific course descriptions and options are described on the host website. It is important to plan how the courses abroad will be applied towards your JWU degree.
Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
- 10 semester credits (15 quarter credits): JWU will only be able to apply 13.5 towards your degree.
Since host courses are not from the JWU catalog, you will schedule at JWU for a generic "ABRD4180" placeholder course that is holding the space for the host courses completed abroad. You will only be able to schedule for the placeholder course if you shared your final academic plan with SAS and official summary notes have been written in your JWU degree audit.
Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad. Previously approved courses which are successfully passed will be applied to the JWU transcript as transfer credit. The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.
To participate in this program and receive credit toward your JWU degree, you must complete the following steps:
- Submit a JWU Study Abroad application by clicking "apply now" at the top or bottom of this page. Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is submitted.
- Study Abroad reviews your JWU application and will "Accept" your application if all minimum eligibility requirements have been met*. (*Final acceptance into the program only comes from the program affiliate partner directly.)
- Complete the affiliate partner's application, available on its web site. JWU and the program host have separate application systems. Please be advised that there may be duplicate information requested.
- Make all program payments, such as tuition, directly to JWU.
- Follow the instructions of both JWU and the affiliate partner for participation in this program.
- Request your official study abroad program transcript be sent to JWU Study Abroad.
Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.
Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.
An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs.
An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.