Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Beijing, China
- Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CIEE
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.
Students will have the option of living in homestays or in the MUC International House. Homestays are recommended for students who want to live in an entirely Chinese language environment, and make rapid progress in Chinese language and culture study.
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that CIEE sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
|1CIEE Program Fee||See CIEE Page|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|CIEE Application Fee||$30|
|Airfare||$1200 - $1800|
|Meals (International House)||$800 - $1500|
|Meals (Homestays)||$600 - $1100|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$400 - $700|
|Books and Materials||$50|
|Local Transportation||$200 - $400|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||Included in Program Cost|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $1200|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
CIEE offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2500.
CIEE Gilman Go Global
Gilman Go Global Grant is guaranteed to all qualified Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship applicants who apply for the Gilman scholarship (regardless of whether they are awarded a Gilman). To qualify, students must select a CIEE program, then submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application through the CIEE website. It provides $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs. Plus, Go Global Grant recipients are guaranteed a Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grant to cover travel costs up to $2,000. (GAIN Grant amounts are based on program location and awards average over $1,500.)
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Through coursework, experiential learning, and independent research, you’ll use Beijing and rural sites as a laboratory for understanding emerging topics in the field of sustainability studies.
A full course load is five courses:
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the CIEE Beijing Development website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Beijing program will take a total of 15-16 credits. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.