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  • Locations: Nanjing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Location(s): Nanjing, China Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Language(s) of Instruction: English, Mandarin Chinese Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies, Language Program
Housing Options: Local Roommates, Student Residence OGE Advisor: Annette Kuroda Russell
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Non-GU Students May Apply: No
Fields of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese, International Studies Application Deadlines: February, September
Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program
Program Description:

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Intensive Chinese Language and Culture (CIEE)

Nanjing, China



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: One year of college-level Chinese
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the CIEE application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

CIEE's program in Nanjing offers an intensive Mandarin language program, with the opportunity to take one area studies course in English. With small classes, Chinese peer tutors, and Chinese roommates or host families, you will advance your language skills markedly. Fall semester students travel on the Silk Road on an excursion, while spring semester students travel to the ethnically-diverse southwestern region of China.


Intensive Chinese Language and Culture is located in Nanjing, a city of 8 million residents in eastern China, about an hour and half train ride from coastal Shanghai. Historically significant as China’s former capital, Nanjing now thrives as a hub for global business, culture, and student education.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: early September to mid-June
  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: late February to mid-June

Fields of Study

Languages of instruction are Chinese and English.

Fields of study include: Asian Studies, Chinese, International Studies


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 15 credits

You will take 4 prescribed courses: CIEE Advanced Research and Writing, two intensive language courses, and 1 area studies course.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You have two housing options:
  • International dorm: a double room with a Chinese roommate
  • Homestay: live with a family within a 40-minute commute of campus by public transportation
You will eat meals in campus cafeterias or in local eating establishments. Students in homestays eat some meals with their host family.

Program Budget

Intensive Chinese Language and Culture in Nanjing, China (CIEE) Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog

Learn more about Hoya experiences in Nanjing in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.
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Open Application Deadlines & Dates

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