• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: 4th Semester Chinese
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• 4 or more semesters of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent. Also appropriate for heritage learners who speak Chinese at an advanced or superior level, 1 Chinese area studies course on transcript. This program is not designed for native Mandarin Chinese speakers.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Chinese (Mandarin), East Asian area studies

Classroom Language



Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early September - Early June
Fall: Early September - Mid-December
Spring: Mid-February - Early June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2016-17  10/14/2016
Fall 2017-18  2/24/2017
Year 2017-18  2/24/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

China, Shanghai
CIEE Accelerated Chinese Language in Shanghai

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Offered through CIEE the Accelerated Chinese Language in Shanghai program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program, students with at least 4 semesters of Mandarin Chinese have the opportunity to develop advanced communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese through small classes, tutors, and language clinics; understand contemporary economic and political issues affecting China and the affects of China as a rising power in the world today; and apply skills learned in the classroom to understand the environment outside through independent fieldwork and volunteer opportunities. Students will take 2 intensive Chinese courses along with one area studies course while on this program.

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.