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Summer Abroad Program

Summer abroad programs play a critical role in your Chinese Flagship training and prepare you for Capstone Year studies in China.

CET Academic Programs
Originally named China Educational Tours, 
this study abroad organization is based in
Washington, DC and has been designing
and administering innovative educational
programs abroad since 1982.

Your First Summer

The first summer after you are admitted into the Flagship program, you will study in CET’s Beijing program for eight weeks. In this study abroad program, you will live with a Chinese roommate and abide by the language pledge, a formal commitment to speak, listen, and write only in Mandarin Chinese. Your summer study abroad will be sponsored through the University of Minnesota, the Chinese Flagship program, and CET Academic Programs.

Your Optional Second Summer

Study Abroad Options

During your second summer, you have a choice between two optional programs. Depending on your career interests, you can choose to complete an internship in Beijing or Shanghai through the CET Academic Program.

Or you can enroll in intensive advanced Chinese classes at the International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. The International Chinese Language Program is well known for offering rigorous advanced language training for various professions.