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Nanjing: Intensive Chinese Language & Culture

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Nanjing, China


The CIEE Study Center at Nanjing University focuses on helping students develop Mandarin Chinese communication skills and explore contemporary Chinese society and culture. The program offers an integrated curriculum that links language classes, a Chinese studies course taught in English, and field trips in and around Nanjing.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a CIEE application by the program's deadline

Languages: Chinese, English

Language Requirements: 

1-3 years or the equivalent of college-level Mandarin


Homestays (2 meals/day) or double rooms (self-catered) in an international student dormitory with a Chinese roommate.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $21,875

Billed by Northwestern: $17,550

  • Tuition: $12,196
  • Housing & services: $2,275
  • Visa & insurance: $379
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,700

Estimated additional costs: $4,325

  • Meals: $400
  • Airfare: $1,550
  • Local transportation: $150
  • Books & supplies: $75
  • Personal expenses: $2,000
  • GeoBlue: $150
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