General Information

Headquartered in
New York
Professor Liu Lening, Director of Chinese Language Program

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 212-854-1754
  • Address: 116th and Broadway, New York, NY 10027
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Columbia University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City. The university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Columbia offers a Summer Language Program in Beijing. This nine-week program immerses students in one of the world's most dynamic cities and offers five levels of intensive Chinese language studies from beginner through fifth year. All four skills are emphasized in the classroom, in drill sections, and through private tutorials. Homestays, group excursions in and around Beijing, lectures by local experts, and a week-long travel break give students insight into Chinese society and lifestyle, and provide a variety of environments in which to use their language skills.