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Beijing: Language Intensive

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Sponsor: IES Abroad

Location: Beijing, China


With small classes, a high-quality language curriculum, daily tutorials, and a Center-wide language pledge, this program offers students the opportunity to rapidly expand their knowledge of spoken and written Chinese.  In addition, students take up to two area studies courses taught in English or Chinese, experience excursions and field trips as part of the curriculum, and have the option to volunteer and participate in cultural events.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IES application by the program's deadline

Languages: Chinese, English


Residence hall with a Chinese roommate or home stay

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $20,765

Billed by Northwestern: $13,090

  • Tuition: $10,590
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $7,675

  • Housing: $2,980
  • Meals: $950
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $550
  • Books & supplies: $60
  • Personal expenses: $1,450
  • Visa: $140
  • IES insurance: $200
  • HTH: $145