- Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
- Spring Semester - Mid January - Early May
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Language Intensive Program
With small classes, a high-quality language curriculum, and daily tutorials, this program option offers students who have already begun Chinese language studies the opportunity to rapidly expand their knowledge of spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Students round out their schedule with a selection of area studies courses taught in English, in addition to travel to remote locations in China and the option of a for-credit internship.
Contemporary Issues in China Program
For students who wish to explore China in-depth, but do not have previous Chinese language experience, the Contemporary Issues in China Program features a series of advanced-level courses on the history, economics, and culture of China. Each course incorporates extensive field trips and travel directly into the curriculum. This new program is an ideal choice for students with little previous exposure to China.
Students participating in this program are required to take five courses. Students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits. Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
The IES Beijing program offers students a choice - a strong Chinese language program or the Contemporary Issues in China Program. Both IES Beijing programs are located on the campus of the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing Waiguoyu Daxue). Popularly known as Bei Wai, this university is one of Beijing's most highly regarded academic institutions.
Full-time Northeastern student, 3.0 GPA, and sophomore or above.
- Completed online OISP application
- Completed IES application
- Official transcript
- IES application forms
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- 1 letter of recommendation (preferably from a Chinese language teacher)
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($5,100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Language Intensive Program Live with a Chinese roommate in a campus residence hall (meals not included) or homestays with Chinese families (two meals per day inlcuded). Contemporary Issues in China Program Live in a modern, international residence hall on campus. Meals not included.