Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session


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Approved Terms Approved Language Levels (year)
Summer* 2nd, 3rd, 4th

* All other terms are not approved for Light funding

Please note CET Mainland China programs are currently running as CET Virtual Chinese Intensive Programs. The Light Fellowship continues to support the virtual model. Summer 2023 TBD 

CET-Beijing is the only approved program in Beijing where you have the opportunity to live with a local Chinese roommate. In addition to the small group, drill, one-on-one classes, and full-time language pledge typical to intensive Chinese language programs, CET-Beijing offers many extracurricular classes, activities, and trips. Compared to programs such as HBA or PIB, CET-Beijing students come from a larger number of universities and may be a good fit for Light Fellows looking to escape the “Yale bubble”.  All classes and dorm rooms are in a recently renovated facility on Capital Normal University's campus.

This could be a great fit for students who want to balance ample opportunities for unscripted, informal conversation practice outside of the formal classroom setting.

Program Application Notes:

  • CET accepts the Light Fellowship Language Evaluation as a substitute for one letter of recommendation from a language instructor. You do not need to send a recommendation request.
  • Study Abroad Office Recommendation: Please send the electronic form request to

Looking to speak to a returnee? Find former fellows who participated in the CET-Beijing program here. 

CET Staff will be holding an on-campus information session for Chinese programs on Tuesday, October 4th at 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the Center for International and Professional Experience.