Peking University Summer School International Program

Get the best of your summer, learn Chinese Mandarin and also with English taught Programs for credit from Peking university, China's Best University

Peking University Summer Program: Learn Mandarin with Other English Taught Modules For Credit ( 4 weeks - July 2019)

The Peking University Summer School International (PKUSSI) program is one of the best summer study abroad programs around the globe. Best because of the unique nature of the course content and the important role that China plays in the world. It is an opportunity to learn, explore the Chinese culture like a local.

This is a unique opportunity to combine mandarin studies with other interesting modules for credit. CIP will liaise with your university for the credit transfer.

This special Summer School Program offers a wide spectrum of English-taught courses, ranging from those specific to individual disciplines to the integration of multiple disciplines, such as philosophy, culture studies, economics, politics, law and international relations as well as Chinese traditional physical exercises and sports. It also provides Chinese language courses for beginners.

All lectures and courses are hosted at the Peking University Premises and taught by seasoned professors. Students will receive an official transcript and earn academic credits from Peking University. Students can transfer these credits back to their home universities/schools upon completion of the program. In past sessions, hundreds of students from Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, the University of California, Australian National University, the National University of Singapore, and many other universities joined the PKUSSI program. The PKU Summer School International Program is open to international students as well as Chinese students.

The program is divided into TWO MAJOR classes. The Advanced Program for  Graduates and Undergraduates in 3rd and 4th Year and secondly General Course for Undergraduates and High School Students or just anyone 18 year and above. Check below for carriculum

CIP is the right platform for your study in China because we provide on the field support, 24/7 assistance and we are responsible for the entire process from getting you enrolled to arranging visa, accommodation, airport pickups etc We make sure you get more than what the university makes available. Be part of a wider participants base. Application Deadline 30th May 2018 (very Limited slots left)

Deadline: 30th May 2018 – Extended for late Applications

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Peking University summer Chinese Study Programs

Our Summer Program in China offers intellectual discovery, cross-cultural awareness, and personal growth. By joining one of our Summer Programs, you’ll together with other participants from all over the world gain a complete awareness about Chinese Business Environment and Economy, confidence, and skills to help prepare you for life.This segment of the program houses participants who are willing to study in a university setting and would like to feel the impact of some of our partner Universities. The Program draws participants from around the globe. Credits and transcripts are available

Get the best of:

  • Kung fu lessons
  • Taichi Classes
  • Various Sports activities
  • Chinese Cooking Lessons
  • Paper Cutting Lessons
  • Calligraphy
Places of Interest you will Tour
  • The Great Wall
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Paddle a Canoe at Hou Hai
  • Eat at the famous street Joints

Peking University Summer School Course

Immerse yourself in China’s rich culture while learning Mandarin. Discover China’s history, legacy, and place in the modern world all while interacting with locals and building on your language skills. Get ready for a thrilling and adventurous summer within the safest summer 2018 program. The program combination is unique such that participants tend to learn more about China together with learning Mandarin. The program is administered by Professors and patronized by top universities in the world.

Classes are held in English with the combination of Lectures, field trips, group assignment, and engagements. The 4-week program gets you engaged in serious intellectual discussions about global politics, the future of China and History of the Middle Kingdom.

Possible Course Combinations

  • Chinese Language
  • Philosophy,
  • Culture studies,
  • Economics,
  • Politics,
  • Law and
  • international relations as well as
  • Chinese traditional physical exercises and sports

Program Type

1. General Course:

For undergraduates who wish to have an in-depth understanding of China

Also for High School Students whole will turn 18 in 2018

2. Advanced Course

For graduate students

3rd and 4th-year undergraduates

Get the opportunity to give back to society through community volunteering programs. Visit orphanages, teach migrant kids with other program participants on weekends. This makes your stay in China a fulfilling one with deep insight

CIP provides a deep sense of personalized support for Applicants who go through our program. Applying to University programs could be overwhelming for parents and Students that’s why CIP is here to ensure that your application process is very smooth and stress-free From the application to visa, fixing accommodations, airport pickups, insurance and city orientation are very relevant to making your trip to China full of memories.

You will get a personal and dedicated Program Consultant who will customize the program further to meet your expectation, they help answer all questions.  You may need support with basic things like what to pack, what to expect on arrival, making sure there is someone to pick you at the airport etc.

If you are looking to engage more with the program and even get more components, we are here to help.

Belonging to a Larger Community. 

During the summer, CIP hosts several other Programs for lots of participants. We organize weekend activities for all our participants on other programs as well. Meet participants from USA, Canada, Europe and the rest of the word


What to expect

  • Get Credit Transferred directly counting towards your GPA in your University
  • Learn Chinese language and interact with locals
  • Cultural Exposure like Never before
  • Explore Beijing like a local
  • Study with students from other universities
  • A properly planned Program and Support services

Course Curriculum

General Course

For undergraduates who wish to have an in-depth understanding of China. Also for High School Students whole will turn 18 in 2018. Age Limit is 18 – 40 years. There are 21 Modules in all and each Module is 2 credits except the Chinese language which us 1.5 credits



  • Flower in the Mirror: The Chinese Values
  • Modern Chinese Fiction through Film
  • Classical Chinese Poetry Chinese Traditional Identity and Its Transformation After 1949


  • Chinese Folklore and Culture
  • Arts of Chinese Traditional Performance
  • Understanding China: From Its Media, Communication, and Culture

Economy and Business

  • Introduction to Chinese Economy
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of China
  • China’s Reform and World Economy
  • International Human Resources Management: West, East, and the Emerging Markets

Politics, Law and Society

  • China’s Constitution and Political System
  • Transition and Public Policy in China

International Relations

  • Major Issues Concerning the Rise of China
  • Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Making
  • Asia-Pacific Security

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • China, the US, Europe: Culture, Ideas, Perceptions
  • Silk Road: A Global History
  • Philosophy and Politics in New China
  • Women, Sports and Society in Modern China: Historic Perspectives
  • Chinese Traditional Body Exercise, Diet and Health Maintenance

Chinese Language (Mandarin)

Advance Course


For graduate students and 3rd and 4th-year undergraduates There are 19 Modules in all and each Module is 2 credits except the Chinese language which us 1.5 credits


International Relations

  • China and Asia-Pacific Regional Development
  • Chinese Politics and Public Policy
  • China in International Organizations

Sociology, Law, and Political Studies

  • Understanding Frontier and Nation in Chinese History: A Sociological Approach
  • Social Change and Social Problems in Contemporary China
  • Chinese Constitutional & Administrative Law

Urban and Environmental Studies

  • Ecological Degradation and Restoration in China
  • Urban Studies in Contemporary China
  • Remediation of Contaminated Environment
  • City Transformation and Social Wellbeing in China

Earth and Space Sciences

  • Digital Image of Remote Sensing Processing
  • IR and its Application in Geosciences
  • Introduction to Cutting-edge Technologies in Spatial Computing
  • UAV-based Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications
  • Introduction to Space

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in China
  • Venture Design

Chinese Language

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CIP has comprehensive  Study abroad programs with varying combinations to meet participants’ expectations including customized programs. From a Semester, A year Mandarin, traveling,  Volunteering, Summer, Winter / Fall, and spring, High School Programs, Summer Camp and so much more, CIP has something for everyone. Join participants from USA, Australia, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world to a deep cultural immersion and discover China like a local.

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Peking University Summer School Program Components

Get the best of program support all through. We have combined these components to ensure a smooth program and also adequate safety.

Program Enrolment and Application

Accommodation, Visa & Insurance

All Leaning Materials including books & Library Registeration

Cultural Immersion, Weekend and Social Activities

Business Seminars & Networking Events

On the Ground Support, Orientation & Airport pick ups

Fees and Locations


The Peking University Summer Program Comes with comprehensive program packages. As we are keen on making sure students get Return on Investment, we include all relevant and supportive components as possible. With flexibility built in, Participants are allowed to choose combinations that meet their expectations.

Program Fees (all prices in USD – United States Dollar)

  • General: [5.5 credits] 2 Credit + 2 Credit + 1.5 Credit Mandarin = $5300 Extra Credit is $499
  • Advanced: [5.5 credits] 2 Credit + 2 Credit + 1.5 Credit Mandarin = $5990

For example if you need 4 extra credit in addition to the 5.5, you will pay 4*499 = $1996 Extra

Apply Before 15th November and get $300 Discount 

Program Components

  • Program Design, Management, and 24/7 Support
  • Admission into the Program (5.5 credits) Need more Credit? You can add extra Credits
  • Visa Documentation and Support
  • Accommodation (homestay / Shared )
  • Insurance
  • Credit Transfer to your university
  • Airport pickup and welcome packages – Phone, Map, Sim Card, Transport Card
  • Social Activities and Trips
  • Business Networking / Seminars (subject to availability and Schedule)
  • Access to Alumni Network


Applicants for the PKU Summer School International 2017 should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 40 (inclusive) and be in good health;
  • Be currently attending college/university or graduate school;
  • Have proof of English proficiency (required of non-English native speaking students; TOEFL, GRE, or IELTS scores are preferred forms of proof).

Application Process – How it all works

  • Fill out Application Form here. Apply before February 2018
  • Book appointment to speak with our Program Consultants
  • Official Join and Pay Application fee of $300 through paypal
  • Admission notice served
  • Program Fee Settled ( March 2018)
  • Visa Process begins (April 2018)
  • Arrival and Program Delivery

For 10 years, China Internship Placement has been contributing to raising properly equipped future leaders through our high-quality international study abroad and exchange programs. We are committed to raising the standards of international education Abroad with properly tested systems backed by research and Development. We are committed to taking initiatives by researching to keep the industry abreast with latest standards, and we do not compromise on that.

  1. Safety. We have incorporated safety measures into the program to make sure that our participants are safe all throughout the program. We have therefore partnered Leading insurance companies in China to provide this guarantee. Join our Gap Year program with the safest provisions, visit our Insurance page for more,
  2. Quality. Given our experiences, we stand to guarantee quality Gap Year Programs in China with highest standards the industry could ever permit. Our High Standard Gap year programs have been tried and tested over time and parents rate us as the most preferred service provider.
  3. Support. Due to the reputation we have carved, we invest in human resources to make sure that participants get the best support while doing their Gap Year in China with China Internship Placements (CIP). We provide participants with bi-monthly reports of how their program is getting and test their Business, Language, and Cultural Management Skills to make sure they are making progress. Our career advisors also prepare our Affordable Gap year Program Participants to fit the position of Internationally Minded professionals.
  4. Responsibility. A provider’s willingness to accept responsibility on behalf of participants and uphold standards is paramount to sustainability. Because at China Internship Placements, we access our program risks regularly and take steps to avoid them happening, we are confident about our system and do not shirk our responsibilities. We remain responsible for the health and safety of our participants and maintain monitoring, checkups and close marking of all programs including our Affordable Gap Year in China Program.
  5. Friendship and Loyalty. These two terms go hand in hand and never conflicts that’s why China Internship Placements never misses the opportunity to honor loyalty as a means to creating a lasting relationship with our participants. We deem it a great opportunity to serve as many future leaders as possible which connect us to the future. We value the trust our participants have, and we show appreciation by delivering Top Quality Gap Year Programs in China.
  6. Parental Access and Communication. Parents and Guardians are given 100% say in the final program outline. CIP Gap Year Programs allow parents and Guardians to scrutinize our program contents and we are available to discuss extensively before final arrangements are made. We have therefore dedicated information For Parents page to disclose how we collaborate to balance expectations.
  7. Career Advisors from participants institutions also have the right to interact with us before the final components of our International Gap Year are finalized.

We motivate participants to challenge themselves to acquire valuable skills and also get immersed into a new language and culture.

CIP’s Chinese Language Partner Program is a unique feature of our Study and Internship programs, professionally crafted to speed and consolidate listening, speaking and writing skills of our participants.  It is so unique that our competitors do not have it.  Participants get paired with Chinese University graduates trained in teaching Chinese as a second International language for one-on-one Mandarin language lessons.  Tutorials are held at the convenience of our language tutors with more hours available upon request.  These segments provide participants with additional Chinese language practice in Mandarin.

CIP organizes Business Lectures for our participants, featuring researchers from Academia, Expats & Entrepreneurs, as well as Representatives of the Chinese Business community.  Within this, CIP aims to provide an in-depth insight into critical issues and shed light on opportunities available for young graduates as the Chinese economy develops.  Topics like the Chinese Development Model, Cross-Cultural and Exchange management, Trade relations policies of China, Historical development of China, Development of the eChinese Financial system and the future, Chinese Stock Exchanges and Characteristics will be discussed.

Our participants will take part in excursion over selected weekends during the summer program.  There exists a couple of CIP itinerary options, participants simply choose their best fit.  Each of these programs have separate destinations and themes.  During these cultural trips participants can experience a more personal interaction with others from different time zones of the world.  Our cities and locations harbor massive historical sites such as: The Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City (all in Beijing).  In shanghai, there is a combination of history and modernity, with places such as The Bund & Huangpu River, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Longhua Park, World financial Center, and much more. There exists a solid depository of Temples, Parks, Mausoleums in other cities like Nanjing and Shenzhen.  Check our Tour China Guide Page for deeper insights.  Activities also included are:  Mountain hiking, Bungee jumping, Volunteering (activities at orphanages and interaction with children experiencing disabilities), Chinese cooking lessons, Kungfu classes, Tai chi and Yoga classes.  These activities are outlined on our Cultural Activities page.


All accommodations adhere to our standards and regulations guaranteeing safety, security and peace of mind. There is not fear to be entertained as we remain responsible for changing accommodations in case our participants do not like them. Pictures and addresses of accommodations are sent to participants for approval before the final contract is signed. We get host Families to sign our Statement of Liability as well as Accommodation Privacy Assurance before apartments are booked. Injury and other.


Grab this opportunity to live with native Chinese families under the same roof. Get culturally immersed into the Chinese culture as well as get networked with Chinese families that are eager to invite you for a visit to China whenever you deem fit. These Families are well-to-do Chinese Host Families that have met our rigorous accommodation standards and have hosted successfully our participants in the past. They maintain a clean and safe environment for human inhabitance. As Chinese family members communicate in Chinese language, it is an opportunity to accelerate Chinese speaking skills over a shorter duration. CIP recommends this option for participants that would like to live in a Chinese language setting and are willing to speed up their speaking and listening skills. They lead the immersion process while CIP also arranges activities to top up the process. It is a complete system to make it a summer to remember. Read more on our accommodation page.

Shared apartments

Shared apartments are also very fine opportunity to get along with Chinese and get immersed into the local culture. It is a two bedroom facility which our participants share with other young Chinese. Both residents share all facilities, but privacy is guaranteed in the strictest sense. This is in a bid to keep our participants still connected to native Chinese. There have been countless occasions when this friendship results to business. In case participants arrive and do not like the apartments, we make changes for them. This accommodation arrangements are located about 30 to 40 minutes from work and are assessable to bus stations and the subway.

Private apartment

This is arranged for participants who do not really care about budget and would like to spend few more dollars to secure very posh apartments in the city. We provide this to satisfy our participants. These apartments are a bit expensive than other options. These are located at premium parts of the city and closer to places of study.
Also, note that there are Hotel Accommodations in our Summer Programs available through our partner hotels which our participants can occupy depending on their budget size. From 3 star to 5-star hotels are available for booking. We also provide accommodation into Youth Hostels.

Our Safety and Support Commitment

First and foremost, China Internship Placements is committed to the safety of all participants right from application till the end of the program in China and beyond. We keep to our support pledge with the intention of making sure that all stakeholders are given the needed guidance to realize the best out of the program. This commitment has been scribbled and inscribed into standards that guide all facets of our operations. We make sure that no individual incurs physical, mental, psychological injury or stress in the process of taking part of in our China Programs. Our services are induced to guarantee satisfaction. All our products are therefore safe for participants including our Top Quality Gap Year Program.
Our approach to safety is as follows . First, CIP does regular through auditing of all safety processes incorporated in all programs. Also, we make available all information to help participants make good decisions of whether to participate or not. This information are released during the first contact with the client and also updated to our Health and Safety Standards page. We also conduct pre departure briefing segments. CIP conduct through orientation for participants within 24 hours of arrival to reduce possible risks. Our Gap Year Staff are kept on the field most of the times to make sure participants are safe and follow our safety plans. They keep a close eye on them and report to our Programs Manager who holds executive position ate BOD of directors’ level. They also keep 24/7 contact with all participants to provide emergency support.


We are the only company providing Insurance for free at no extra cost for Internship, Study, Travel participants. We do this as a commitment to making sure we prove our adherence to safety measures and standards. This insurance is meant to give additional cover to emergency sickness and incapacitation that may temporarily reduce a participant’s ability to be in good shape to receive the services paid for. It is very efficient and reliable. For more information about our insurance program for Internship and Study Abroad Programs, visit Insurance page.

Pre-Departure Orientations

China Internship Program organizes pre-departure orientations online before arrival.  During this segment, participants are briefed properly about the essential highlights of the program, also including weather conditions here and any red flags one should be prepared for before arriving in China.  The online meeting also allows for participants to connect with one another, to make friends before arrival.  The Webmaster will also create a forum thread on our ever active China Internship Placements Forum- where more interactions can take place.

China Internship Placement organizes trips to selected huge multi-national organizations for participants to familiarize themselves with operations of such companies.  During these trips, participants are exposed to some workplace ethics and procedures.  Here participants could be chosen to experience internships in the future.  We do this so that participants have the opportunity to network during our Corporate Insight tours.  Trips are planned with Fortune 500 companies such as KPMG, Deloitte, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, BMW, Daimler, and many more.

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Regardless of program, all accommodations adhere to our standards and regulations guaranteeing safety, security and peace of mind. Let CIP handle arranging your accommodation before you arrive, ensuring on arrival your new place is ready for you to make it home.

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Choose an accommodation option that suits you. Three main options are available, with special requests handled on a case-by-case basis. For more on CIP accommodations and for more photos, visit our Accommodation Page.


Live with local resident Chinese families under the same roof. Get culturally immersed into the Chinese culture, while networking with Chinese families that are eager to welcome you to China.


Shared apartments are a great opportunity to get get immersed into the local culture. Share accommodation with a young Chinese counterpart, while having a level of privacy.


Want complete privacy? Need more space? Everything from retrofitted studio apartments to spacious apartments are available – according to your budget and needs.


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