• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• 1 college-level Chinese area studies course recommended. This program is not designed for native Mandarin Chinese speakers. Students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau, please contact a CIEE Study Abroad Advisor for details.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Chinese (Mandarin), East Asian area studies

Classroom Language

Chinese, English


Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

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

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  2/23/2018
Year 2018-19  2/23/2018
Spring 2018-19  10/19/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

China, 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. This program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in Chinese language and a deeper understanding of China today through intensive Chinese language coursework and cultural immersion, complemented by a selection of area studies courses.

The program is open to students with all levels of language skill, from beginner to superior level proficiency. You will take two accelerated courses that focus on rapid language acquisition and are designed to move you ahead at least two levels in all four Chinese language skills. You also have the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom through program activities, excursions, and volunteering.

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.