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Students should have academic competence and sufficient ability in all four Chinese language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Our curriculum was designed for the specific needs of high intermediate and advanced Chinese language students.

All students are required to take the one-on-one content-based tutorial and the area studies class about Beijing. Students also choose two elective classes from among those offered. Courses are conducted entirely in Chinese. Qualified second-semester students may, with the director’s approval, enroll in a course at the host university, and/or pursue a credit-bearing internship.

Program Structure

This program is structured with a management model that includes a Middlebury Director who hires and trains local faculty and a CET Assistant Director who manages all student life issues.

Traveling Seminar

Each semester Middlebury in Beijing takes students on a week-long traveling seminar. (Locations can vary from semester to semester, though past students have traveled to Xi’an, Xizhou, and Longwuzhen in Zhejiang Province.) The goals for the seminar will vary with location and the chosen themes. This seminar is incorporated into the program curriculum, and is led by Middlebury in Beijing faculty members.

For Middlebury College Students Only

This course information database contains information on courses taken abroad (both at Middlebury Schools Abroad and externally sponsored programs) and their applicability to Middlebury majors and academic distributions. The database represents only a sampling of courses that have been approved to apply to each major to date. New courses are added regularly as they are approved.

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Use this form to apply for major/minor credit or academic distributions and cultures and civilizations requirements.

Note: To apply a pre-approved academic distribution or cultures and civilizations attribute to your student record OR to apply a pre-approved course toward your major, you must contact the Registrar’s Office.

Middlebury College Faculty

You may find it useful to consult the database when meeting with students to determine if a particular course has already been approved for major/minor credit or academic distributions.


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