CIEE Nanjing

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Program Provider  
Council on International Education and Exchange (CIEE), Nanjing University

  • Spring Semester (February - Late June)
  • Fall Semester (Late August - Mid December)


  • GPA - 2.5


  • Nanjing University is recognized as one of the top 10 universities in China.
  • All courses are for CIEE students only and offer high quality teachers.
  • Two required language classes (6 credits each): Speaking & Reading/Writing.
  • One required area studies course (3 credits) which examines the socioeconomic, political and cultural aspects of Chinese society. (Instructed in English. Credits will not transfer back to Soka.)
  • Daily dictation test & weekly vocabulary test.
  • Language Pledge not as strictly enforced as other Chinese programs.
  • Students are required to study Mandarin Chinese at intermediate and advanced levels.
  • One-on-one tutorial session with a graduate student (2hrs/week).
  • Class 4 hrs a day / 4 days a week (M-TH). Excursions on Fridays.
  • Target Language Meals.
  • Cultural Reimbursement Program.
  • Average class size: 5-10 students.
  • CIEE participants per semester: 10-20 students.
  • Students are paired with Nanjing University students for weekly one-on-one Chinese language tutorials. 
  • Extra-curricular classes: tai chi, calligraphy, etc.
Field Trips:
  • Two major overnight field trips in and out of Nanjing with a-half day trip every two weeks.
  • Six trips are integrated into the academic curriculum reflecting topics covered in the language and area studies courses.


  • Students will live in the International dormitory with a Chinese roommate.
  • Chinese homestays are available upon request.
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CIEE Nanjing