Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad

Middlebury School in China: Beijing

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Approved Terms Approved Language Levels (year)
Fall, Spring, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th

The Middlebury School in China: Beijing, in cooperation with CET Academic Programs, offers this term-time intensive language program to students with at least 2 years of prior Chinese language study. This unique term-time option for students with an intermediate to advance level of Chinese language provides an opportunity to live with a local Chinese roommate, participate in weekly task-based excursions that include interviews with local people, and take content-based electives.  Each student will have a one-on-one tutorial focused on a research topic of the student's choice that culminates in a thesis. The program's small size (5-10 students per semester) allows it to be more tailored to each students' interests and needs.

Advanced students may, with the Director’s approval, audit a course at the host university, and/or pursue a credit-bearing internship. Students can participate in various extracurrciular offerings and Chinese language table.  As China’s capital and center for political, economic, and cultural life, the program in Beijing is designed for students with interests in political science, economics, and the arts.

Program Application Notes:

  • MiC Beijing accepts the Light Fellowship Language Evaluation as a substitute for one letter of recommendation from a language instructor. The Light Fellowship office will send the language evaluation to the program as long as you indicated your intention to apply on your Light Fellowship application.
  • If your language evaluation does not appear in the portal before the deadline for the program application, please do not panic. Our office will send the evaluations and/or may have already sent them, but it takes some time for it to appear in the portal. Complete all other components of the application before the deadline.
  • MiC's program in Beijing is the only program that is currently approved for Light funding.
  • Study Abroad Office Recommendation: Please send the electronic form request to
  • If you have any other questions, please ask the program directly.