Summer Abroad Program
Summer abroad programs play a critical role in your Chinese Flagship training and prepare you for Capstone Year studies in China.
Study Chinese at Beijing's
Capital Normal University in
this study abroad program and
experience full-time language
immersion for 8 weeks.
Your First Summer
The first summer after you are admitted into the Flagship program, you will study in Beijing in the Language Immersion in China 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
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.