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


Anthropology, Asian studies, Chinese studies/Chinese culture, Mandarin Chinese, Environmental Studies, Sociology

Classroom Language

Chinese, English


Apartments, Local Hosts

Program Duration

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

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  3/2/2018
Spring 2018-19  10/19/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

China, Beijing
CIEE Sustainable Development

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Offered through CIEE, the Sustainable Development program in Beijing is an approved UW affiliate program. This program is designed for students interested in investigating the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Through diversified coursework, excursions, and the option for field research, service learning or independent research, all of China will become your classroom.

There is no language prerequisite for this program, although it includes a requirement for Mandarin Chinese language study for those students with no prior Chinese language.  The program is ideal for students majoring in the social sciences, STEM or humanities with interests in sustainability, environment, policy and development studies, sociology, or Chinese language.

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.