Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session

Chinese Language Programs

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Approved Programs

Yale faculty and staff have approved the following programs for Light Fellows to pursue intensive Chinese language study. These sites were selected for their academic rigor immersive learning environments but all have their own unique characteristics. Due to the current status of border restrictions relating to COVID-19, some programs are still running virtually or are suspended until further notice. Please note that Light Fellows have not been enter into mainland China programs after March 2020. 

 All Light-Fellowship approved programs that are eligible for credit are considered Non-Yale Study Abroad programs and the International Study Award and Yale Financial Aid may be applied to participation in these programs. Please meet with Kripa Bhagat (Assistant Director, Light Fellowship) if you are interested in applying or participating in this program and applying funding outside of the Light Fellowship to the experience. 

Due to the possibility of travel restrictions, the Light fellowship has approved the Middlebury Language Schools in Vermont for Summer 2023. 

We will update this table with relevant information as we receive it. At this time, Summer 2023 remains unclear.

Program Name

City Program Terms Language Levels (year) COVID - 19 UPDATE
Associated Colleges in China Beijing Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Fall 2023 TBD 

CET-Beijing Beijing Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Fall 2023 TBD

CET-Harbin Harbin Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Fall 2023 TBD

CET-Kunming Kunming Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Fall 2023 TBD

CET - Taiwan Taipei Summer, Fall, Spring  2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 

Approved on temporary COVID - 19 Status for Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

Duke Study in China Beijing Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th

On Hiatus until further notice 

Harvard Summer Academy in Taipei  Taipei Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Provisional Approval,

Summer 2023

Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies Nanjing Academic Year 4th, 5th, 6th

AY 2023-24 Accepting Applications 

In-Person Programming May be possible

Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies Beijing Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Fall 2022 Virtual, Spring 23 + TBD

International Chinese Language Program Taipei Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

AY 22-23 In-Person

Visa-free entry re-instated for some nations

Middlebury School in China, Beijing Beijing Fall, Spring, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th

Suspended until further notice

Middlebury Language Schools in Vermont Middlebury, VT Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th Summer 2023 In-Person
Princeton in Beijing Beijing Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Summer 2022 Virtual, Summer 2023 TBD

This table was updated November 7, 2022.