Program Dates: July 7 – August 15, 2014 (six weeks)

Target Participants: High school seniors & College students (freshman and sophomore)

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Application Online By: April 11, 2014

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Program Description


Launched in 1994, “CLERC-Peking University Summer Chinese Language Program” celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. Backed by 20 years of excellence and success, this acclaimed best overseas summer Chinese language program with the best Chinese university is growing ever stronger and healthier.


Want to venture beyond your cultural and linguistic zones of comfort for an intensive Mandarin learning experience abroad? Want to meet and make friends with peer students from other countries and promising Chinese students of the No. 1 University in China? Want to experience full academic and cultural immersion in an authentic Chinese community? Then you do not want to miss our CLERC-PKU Summer Program, the very best of its kind!


Academically intensive while extremely fun! Since 1994, CLERC-PKU Summer Program has become one of the most popular study abroad summer language programs in the United States, and participants are from all over the world. The six-week intensive Mandarin Chinese learning program is tailored to high school seniors and college students (freshman and sophomore) who wish to learn and improve Chinese language quickly, to better understand Chinese culture, and prepare yourself for the cross-cultural communication and leadership skills required for  a global citizen of the 21st Century. College foreign language credits will be awarded to qualified students and transcript transfer service will be provided upon request after the program.


Based on an onsite language proficiency evaluation, all participants will be divided into three levels of classes for intensive language learning: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Elective cultural courses such as Tai-chi, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese traditional painting or exclusive in-classroom after school language enrichment (offer may vary from year to year) are also offered. Each student will be partnered with a Peking University student to practice oral language skills, facilitate cross-cultural communications and learn unique Chinese social skills.


In addition, a variety of organized group extracurricular activities and weekend excursions are integrated into the program for a further understanding of Chinese history and culture, and of course, for quality entertainment and pure fun! These activities are: visiting Beijing Hutong (old alleyway) family, Chinese Kung Fu Show, Chinese Acrobatics show, Peking Opera, Great Wall, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace (offer may vary from year to year).


Program Highlights


  • College credits are available for qualified students
  • Small classes led by experienced teachers from Peking University
  • Learning Chinese language and understanding culture in authentic settings
  • Access to top-rate learning resources including Peking University Library
  • A variety of fun extracurricular activities and weekend excursions
  • Deeply engage into local communities and make local and international friends
  • Strong program management team and full-time onsite assistance ensuring program quality

Program Note


Program seats are limited. We will follow a rolling admission procedure which means the online registration will be closed at any time before the announced online registration deadline. Please register online now and submit your complete application package as soon as possible to CLERC at Nan Hai. Please note that your online registration won’t guarantee you will be enrolled into our program.  For working professionals who wish to join this program, please contact us before registering online.