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Jonathan Noble (Director - Assistant Provost for Internationalization)

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Beijing, China

Peking University
Council for International Education Exchange

A semester- or year-long academic program open to students in all majors who want to improve their Mandarin Chinese skills and knowledge of Chinese culture. This CIEE program at Peking University focuses on language instruction and offers multiple levels of language courses and more than twenty elective language courses. As one of China’s most prestigious universities, Peking University was founded in 1898 and has a long tradition of scholarly excellence and political activism. Its primary mission is to train scholars for advanced research in the natural and social sciences. Students applying for this program must have taken a minimum of three semesters of Chinese at Notre Dame (or the equivalent) to be eligible for admission. Students live in the Global Village outside the campus of Peking University. Placement with a host family is also an option. As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is the center and international focal point of much that happens in contemporary China. With a large foreign business and diplomatic community, Beijing truly provides an international environment.


Shanghai, China

East China Normal University
Council for International Educational Exchange

A semester-long program offering three tracks of study: accelerated Chinese language, business, language and culture, and China in a global context. These options will be most attractive to students in the College of Arts and Letters and the Mendoza College of Business. Science or engineering courses are currently not available, but students from these colleges can earn general University or college elective credits. One semester of Chinese is required. The Shanghai program is located on the campus of East China Normal University (ECNU), locally known as “HuaShiDa.” The university has a long history of scholarly endeavors and is well known as one of the most innovative universities in China. Students will live in international student dormitories located on the main ECNU campus. Placement with a host family is also an option. The city of Shanghai is situated in the middle of China’s east coastline and is a gateway to the Changjiang River Valley. It is China’s financial and industrial capital and combines the legacy of its