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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Nanjing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
Chinese, English
Program Type:
Emory approved, Emory Faculty-Led
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted by: The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages

Academic Focus: This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in Chinese Studies (Chinese language, culture, and the arts), East Asian Studies, and International Studies.

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled at a college/university.

Program Dates: May 14 - July 8, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is February 10.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Students will be notified with results within two weeks after submitting their completed application.

Program Information: Offered through the Department of Russian, and East Asian Languages and Cultures, this program includes:


•    TRACK ONE: Two courses (eight credits) in Chinese language at all levels. Satisfy GER HAL requirement in the summer! Students take one course of Chinese language at any level at Nanjing University, and then take the subsequent course in Chinese language through the China Studies Institute at Peking University.
•    TRACK TWO: Students take one Chinese language course at Nanjing University at any level during the first four weeks of the program, and then take CHN/EAS 273 Heritage of China (taught in English and satisfies GER HSC) during the second four weeks of the program in Beijing.

• Study Chinese language and culture in China’s northern and southern capital and China’s two Olympic cities: Beijing and Nanjing (Nanjing was the host city of Youth Olympic Games in summer 2014.Beijing hosted Olympic Games in 2008).
• Nanjing University is ranked number seven in “Top Global Universities in China by US News & World Report"
• Peking University is ranked number one in “Top Global Universities in China by US News & World Report"
• Numerous lectures and hands-on activities on various aspects of Chinese culture.
• Visits of historical, cultural and scenic sites in Nanjing and Beijing such as Dr. Sun Yat-sun’s Mausoleum, The Great Wall, and Ming dynasty City Walls.
• Tours of Shanghai and Wuzhen, an ancient water town.
The program collaborates with Nanjing University and China Studies Institute based at Peking University. In this eight-week program, students will stay in Nanjing for four weeks and then in Beijing for another four weeks. By living in the two cities (China’s southern capital and northern capital respectively), students will be able to experience regional cultures and a variety of cuisines in China. They will visit many historical sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. They will also visit museum, watch performances, and practicing speaking Chinese with people of different regions and backgrounds.


Courses: Participants take two courses for a total of 8 Emory credit hours. Summer program credits can be used to satisfy Chinese major and minor requirements.

TRACK ONE: Select two courses in Chinese language, receive eight credits, and complete GER HAL requirement.
CHN 111 Elementary Chinese I
CHN 112 Elementary Chinese II
CHN 211 Intermediate Chinese I
CHN 212 Intermediate Chinese II
CHN 311 Advanced Chinese I: Oral and Written Communication
CHN 312 Advanced Chinese II: Oral and Written Communication
CHN 411 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I
CHN 412 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II
Descriptions for above courses can be found at:

TRACK TWO: Select one course in Chinese language and CHN/EAS 273 Heritage of China (taught in English). Satisfy half of GER HAL requirement. CHN/EAS 273 satisfies GAR HSC requirement and elective requirement for the Chinese major/minor, and East Asian Studies major/minor.

CHN 111 or above: Chinese Language Studies Abroad
Description: 4 credit hours. (Instructors of Nanjing University)

NOTE: This course can fulfill half of the Emory College Language Requirement. This course may count towards the Chinese major (if it is taken at the level of CHN 212 or above), Chinese minor, and East Asian Studies major.

Chinese Language Studies Abroad: Several sections of Chinese language from beginning to advanced are offered. Students will be placed into a course based on their prior knowledge of Chinese. In this course, students learn practical Mandarin Chinese needed for living in China, and they practice their language skills in natural settings. Students engage in intensive language study Monday through Friday. A practicum session is planned every week so that students have opportunities to practice their Chinese in and out of the classes. In addition to language instruction, a series of lectures and hands-on activities on various aspects of Chinese culture is planned. Students will also provide community services at a local school to help children learn English.

CHN 273/EAS 273: Heritage of China
Description: 4 credit hours. (Hong Li, Emory University, and guest lecturers)

NOTE: This course can fulfill Emory GER requirement in the area of HSC. It also fulfills elective requirements for the Chinese major, Chinese minor, and East Asian Studies major.

Combining lectures and discussions with visits of historically important sites in and around Beijing, this course is designed as a hands-on introduction to the history, culture and society of China’s capital city. From the Yuan Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (1271-1911), the city of Beijing served as the imperial capital and is now home to many historical sites including the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs, and the Summer Palace. Today, as the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is not only China’s political center, but also a city that embraces rapid economic development and modernization. By tracing the footsteps of historical personalities (including emperors, scholar-officials, concubines, eunuchs, et al.) and highlighting important historical events, students will gain insights into the structure of the central institutions and ideology of the late imperial states, as well as social customs, art, and architecture of old Beijing. At the end of the class, participants will have acquired a more nuanced understanding of the complex linkages between the city’s imperial past and its place in China’s modernization today.
The course is taught in English. Guest lecturers from Peking University and Beijing Normal University will be invited.

Living Arrangements: Accommodations are on campus dorms at both Nanjing University and Peking University. At Nanjing University, two students will share a room and bathroom, and at Peking University students will have their own room and share a bathroom with their suitemate.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost.   For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships. The CI is offering Confucius Institute Scholarship to students who participate in summer study abroad program in China. For more information on this scholarship and the application process please click here.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students


Hong Li, Program Director, REALC,

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240,

This program is currently not accepting applications.