• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• 2.75 cumulative GPA
• 0-4 semesters of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Anthropology, Asian studies, Chinese studies/Chinese culture, Mandarin Chinese, religion & theology, and sociology

Classroom Language

Chinese, English


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Fall: Late August – Mid-December
Spring: Mid-February – Mid-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  10/16/2015
Fall 2016-17  3/4/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

China, Beijing
CIEE Sustainable Development in Beijing

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Offered through CIEE the Environmental, Cultural & Economic Sustainability in Beijing program is an approved UW affiliate program. This program is designed for students interested in learning Chinese, Tibetan or Uyghur language and an interest in gaining an understanding of sustainability within the context of contemporary China. This program is ideal for students majoring in the social sciences with an interest in multi-ethnic China and modern life in Beijing and rural ethnic areas of China.

You will be working closely with both IAP and CIEE on this program. You can access the program's main information page through the CIEE website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.