Program Details

Steeped in the richness of the past and at the center of modern day China, Beijing is the ideal location to study Chinese. Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy partners with CET Academic Programs,a highly respected educational institution with deep roots
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy is the gold standard for language and cultural immersion programs abroad. The Beijing Academy provides students with the once-in-a-lifetime experience to immerse themselves in the language and culture of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Explore the traditions of this bustling city, while visiting local historical sites and immersing yourself in Mandarin 24/7 for the four-week summer language program. The study abroad program is open to 10th-12th grade students with at least one year of language study. A US-immersion program in Mandarin is also available to students in 8th-12th grades, including absolute beginners.

Steeped in the richness of the past and at the center of modern day China, Beijing is the ideal location to study Chinese. Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy partners with CET Academic Programs,a highly respected educational institution with deep roots in China.

This past summer, 91% of beginning students gained a full language level on the American Council of Teaching of Foreign Language’s proficiency scale. Over the years, we have seen up to 88% of all students across language levels gain at least one full level and roughly 45% of students gain two or more levels.
Setting Description:
Beijing Academy students will live and take classes at the Capital Normal University located on the Third Ring Road in northwest Beijing and is one of China’s foremost foreign language teaching universities. The main building on campus contains the student living space, a walkway to classrooms and academic spaces, as well as numerous restaurants. Students will live in a dorm setting; all rooms are doubles with private, en-suite bathrooms. Rooms include televisions and desk lamps. The dorm also houses two restaurants, a coffee shop and a small convenience store.

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