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Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2024:

    2024 Summer Term: June 17– August 9, 2024, rolling admissions until April 15, 2024.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • Be at least 18 years of age;
    • Have completed at least one year of college;
    • One year of college-level mandarin study or at intermediate-advance level of Chinese

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Choose to study at IUP for one semester (4 months of instruction) or for an academic year (8 months of instruction) starting in the fall. Students are only admitted on a full-time basis. Each semester consists of two eight-week modules. After completing the eight-week module, students will advance to a higher level of classes, start new textbooks, and work with new teachers.

2024 Summer Term:

June 17– August 9, 2024

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until April 15, 2024.

Admissions End Date: April 15,2024

2024 Fall Semester:

August 26–December 20, 2024

Application Deadline: 2024 Fall Semester: April 15, 2024 to be considered for financial aid, rolling admissions until May 10, 2024.

Admissions End Date: May 10,2024

Tuition:

2024 Summer Semester: $5995 USD ; 2024SummerOnline Semester: $4,796 USD

Tuition:

2024 Fall Semester: $9995 USD ; 2024 FallOnline Semester: $7,996 USD

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Students sign a pledge to only speak Chinese in our language center and in all program-related activities. Rigorous admissions standards ensure that all enrolled students have the necessary language skills to learn Chinese in Chinese. Course placement evaluations places students in classes that suit their language learning needs. Students spend 4 to 6 hours daily preparing for the following day’s lessons, all of which are conducted in a “closed-book” classroom, meaning students cannot refer to the textbook, notes, or dictionary in class. Small class size and daily 1-on-1 tutorials allow for highly individualized attention on each student. Advanced students may also choose to delve into studies specific to their academic or professional interests.

  • 20

    Hours spent in class per week

  • 160

    Clasroom hours per 8-week module

  • 3

    Hours a day spent in 3-on-1 instruction

  • 1

    Hour of daily 1-on-1 instruction

IUP Curriculum

Beyond the textbook

IUP’s goal is to teach the language skills necessary for students to deeply engage with Chinese academic and professional colleagues after graduation. All IUP courses challenge students to use the grammar and vocabulary in contexts outside of the topic of the day’s lesson text. Many IUP instructors hold special interest open classes outside of regular class hours including book clubs, poetry readings, documentary and film viewing, and tutorials on writing resumes and professional emails in Chinese.

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Enrollment and academic credit

You do not have to be currently enrolled in a university to attend IUP. We have students ranging from undergraduates, graduates, just graduated and those who have a few years of work experience. If you would like to earn credit, undergraduates can earn 12-16 credits per semester, graduates can earn 8-12 credits per semester through Indiana University.

Academic Credit

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Book club

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Book club

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Book club

A semester on an elite Chinese university

IUP students are able to benefit from Tsinghua’s campus environment by meeting professors and students, attending public lectures, and auditing Tsinghua courses. Additionally, the academic and cultural events at the Stanford Center at Peking University are also open to all IUP students. Past IUP students have participated in student sports clubs, served as a research assistant to professors in the School of Social Sciences, and attended a public lectures by famous academics and world leaders.

Explore the Life at IUP

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"HOW GOOD WILL MY CHINESE BE AFTER STUDYING AT IUP ?"

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This is a hard question to answer specifically, but the two most important factors when determining IUP is your language level when you enter IUP and how long you study in the program. Each 8-week module, generally includes, 160 hours of class time. Of which, on average, 120 hours are 3-on-1 and 40 hours are 1-on-1. Staying in the program longer, means a higher level when you leave. Most students who study for an academic year, will do well on the HSK level 6 exam.

And other Frequently Asked Questions...

FAQS

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UPCOMING DEADLINES

  • 2024 Summer Term:

    June 17– August 9, 2024; Tuition: 2024 Summer Semester: $5995 USD ; 2024 Summer Online Semester: $4,796 USD; Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until April 15, 2024; Admissions End Date: April 15,2024

  • 2024 Fall Semester:

    August 26–December 20, 2024; Tuition: 2024 Fall Semester: $9995 USD ; 2024 FallOnline Semester: $7,996 USD; Application Deadline: April 15, 2024 to be considered for financial aid, rolling admissions until May 10, 2024; Admissions End Date: May 10,2024

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    Submit Application

    Create Admissions Portal login and submit all necessary components including application form, transcripts, and recommendation letters. You can track IUP’s receipt of these documents and your application status in this portal.

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    Schedule a Language Interview

    Within 1-2 weeks if you pass the initial application review, you will be notified to schedule a Language Interview in your Admissions Portal. Language Interviews can be conducted on Skype, WeChat, or by phone.

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    Receive Decision

    You will receive a decision within 1 week of the interview.

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    Complete Pre-Arrival Paperwork

    Complete all necessary pre-arrival paperwork within your admissions portal.

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    Placement Exam

    Upon arrival at IUP you will take a 2-hour written placement exam and a 15 minute oral interview to determine your courses, textbooks, and classmates.

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

summer 2023winter 2023spring 2024

summer 2023:

Jun 13, 2023 - Aug 28, 2023

  • Jun 13, 2023 2023Summer Semester – Start of Orientation Week
  • Jun 16, 2023 2023Summer Semester – End of Orientation Week
  • Jun 19, 2023 2023Summer Semester – Class Start Date
  • Aug 11, 2023 2023Summer Semester – Class End Date
  • Aug 22, 2023 2023 Fall Term Semester – Start of Orientation Week
  • Aug 22, 2023 2023-2024 Academic Year Semester – Start of Orientation Week
  • Aug 25, 2023 2023 Fall Term Semester – End of Orientation Week
  • Aug 25, 2023 2023-2024 Academic Year Semester – End of Orientation Week
  • Aug 28, 2023 2023 Fall Term Semester – Class Start Date
  • Aug 28, 2023 2023-2024 Academic Year Semester – Class Start Date

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winter 2023:

Dec 22, 2023

  • Dec 22, 2023 2023 Fall Term Semester – Class End Date

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spring 2024:

May 24, 2024

  • May 24, 2024 2023-2024 Academic Year Semester – Class End Date

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Where is Dan now?

Spring 2016

Head of Asia Pacific InvestmentsHeights Capital (Susquehanna International Group)

I use Chinese daily as a part of networking, negotiating, due diligence, and formal communication.

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Where is Rosalyn now?

Fall 2017

Assistant DirectorMiddlebury in China Kunming Program

I came to IUP with an intermediate-high background in Chinese, and was already proficient with working with students and their families, but IUP was instrumental in helping me polish my formal Chinese, especially to help me in communicating with vendors, company management, and university leaders much more professionally. What's more, my time at IUP allowed me to pursue my passion for Chinese Literature and read novels in Classical Chinese, which would have been impossible during a busy work schedule. It was also beautiful that teachers took some of their own free time to hold a Lit Appreciation discussion group during the afternoons

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Where is Alec now?

2009-10 Academic Year

Writer and Managing EditorLos Angeles Review of Books China Channel

My year at IUP was one of the most stimulating and challenging times of my life. The learning curve was very steep for me, as I only had quite basic Chinese to begin with, but the dedicating tutoring at IUP knocked it into shape. I especially enjoyed branching into guwen and Tang poetry at the end. I use Chinese in all of my on-the-ground interviews and research in China, to write articles and books about China for audiences back home. Without the excellent training at IUP, I would not have been able to write my book Wish Lanterns profiling six young Chinese.

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Where is Jesse now?

Fall 2012, 2015-16 Academic Year

Comedian and FounderUS-China Comedy Center

I spent my time there doing everything from learning Chinese comedy routines to working with a teacher one-on-one to help me write a bilingual movie script. It was a fantastic environment for me to drill into the deep places of the interests I had in China and know that I had a supporting group of teachers to push me to learn, write, and create. Since I do Chinese performance, I need to be able to speak Chinese well enough that I can create my own works. In addition, it turns out to be really important to be able to "pitch" ideas in Chinese as well.

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Where are they now?

IUP Academic Year 2011-12

International Business DevelopmentPalantir Technologies

A few months ago, I negotiated a major partnership between my own company, Smart Agriculture Analytics, and a Chinese business. Upon picking up my pen from the contract, I thought about how much IUP had helped me.

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