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  • Largest city in the People's Republic of China
  • China's largest commercial and financial center
  • Gateway to the Yangtse River in central-eastern China
  • February to early June--OR--
    late August to mid-December
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • Business, Language and Culture Program track*
  • Take business courses taught in English at the CIEE Study Center at East China Normal University
    • Gain firsthand knowledge about business in China through excursions and company visits
    • Develop competency in Mandarin through beginning to advanced level courses, peer tutoring, and language clinics
  • Unpaid internships available for students who have completed at least two semesters of Mandarin
  • Satisfies International Dimension Requirement.
  • This program does not include a language intensive component; IU students will be awarded undistributed credit for the language course(s) and would need to take an IU placement exam upon completion of the program in order to determine the next appropriate language course at IU.

*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors CIEE program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all CIEE tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.

Course Load

  • 16 IU credit hours
    • Required 6 credit Chinese language course
    • Required 1 credit Chinese language practicum
    • Required 3 credit Business core course, Seminar on the Changing Nature of Business in China
    • 3 credit Business elective
    • 3 credit Business or general elective
  • Apartments, dorms or Chinese homes
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are a student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your third full-time semester of college,
  • are not a citizen of the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau,*
  • are a business major or minor or a LAMP student, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
*China Normal University, the local host institution, will not accept students who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau. This includes those who are permanent U.S. residents. Students of Chinese ancestry who hold U.S. passports are welcome to apply.

Business majors must have completed (or will complete) E201, E202 and the Business Integrative Core (or equivalent coursework at an IU campus outside Bloomington) and have a 3.0 GPA.

Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) students must have completed BUS K201 and ECON E201 and E202.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.
Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010: March 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications; final approval from CIEE.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Fall 2010 Semester

  • IU portion of fee: $640
  • CIEE portion of fee*: $12,350 (tuition, room, board, orientation, medical insurance, field trips)
  • Additional meals: $1,200
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

*Special discounted CIEE fee for IU students.

Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.

Initial prepayment of $500 due April 5, 2010 for fall; October for spring.