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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Language Program
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Onsite
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, September
Fields of Study: Chinese OGE Advisor: Annette Kuroda Russell
Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program
Program Description:

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Intensive Language and Culture (ACC Hamilton): Semester

Beijing, China



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Two years of college-level Mandarin
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

ACC Hamilton’s program in Beijing is the ideal place to significantly advance Mandarin language skills. The intensive language program features small class sizes (including a daily one-on-one session with a teacher), a language pledge, and an opportunity for independent research. You will markedly increase your confidence and ability in language skills, while developing a deeper understanding of China and Chinese culture.


The Intensive Chinese Language and Culture program is located at Minzu University, the only higher education institution in China with representatives of all 56 ethnic minorities among the student and faculty population. Minzu is located in a university district of Beijing, China’s capital city of more than 22 million residents, and home to many of China’s most treasured historical and cultural sites.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: early September to late April
  • Fall: early September to early December
  • Spring: mid-January to late April

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Chinese.

Fields of study include: Chinese


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 16 credits (4 courses)

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You will live in Minzu University’s Foreign Students Dormitory, in a double room with a private bathroom. You will be assigned to a host family for potential weekend visits that offer the opportunity to participate in local Chinese culture and daily family life.

You will eat meals in the university cafeteria and at nearby restaurants. You are required to attend Chinese Language Table with students and instructors on Fridays for lunch.

Program Budget

Intensive Language and Culture in Beijing, China (ACC Hamilton) Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/13/2019 09/26/2019 TBA TBA