The Summer Language Academy in Beijing, China is an immersive, four-week summer language program for rising 9th—12th grade graduated students with at least one year of Mandarin study (rising 9th grade students must have at least of two years of Chinese language study).

Summer 2020 Dates

Beijing, China: July 1, 2020—July 29, 2020​

Departure from US: June 30, 2020

Study Abroad in Beijing, China

The Summer Language Academy returns to Beijing, China this summer. Steeped in the richness of the past and at the center of modern-day China, Beijing is an ideal location to study Mandarin while living abroad.

Students will accelerate their Mandarin language skills against the backdrop of Beijing’s ancient history. Students will explore the traditions of this bustling city, while visiting local historical sites and immersing themselves in as many aspects of Chinese culture as possible.

For four weeks, all programming, events, activities, field trips, meetings, and meals will be in Chinese. From morning assembly until lights out—students will be immersed in the Chinese language with a group of peers at the same language level. The curriculum is organized by themes that help students navigate life in this new environment.

Language Immersion During a Study Abroad Experience

At the Academy's summer study abroad location in Beijing, students live immersed in language and culture, surrounded by like-minded peers and world class language mentors. Students and faculty take the Language Pledge® together—a formal commitment to speak solely in Mandarin for the duration of the program.

Language immersion is challenging, but it’s also worth it. In four weeks, students will make unrivaled strides in their language skills and come away with increased confidence, independence, and experience to set students apart in the college admissions process.

So much more than just a summer camp, the Academy is a unique residential language experience based on Middlebury College's famed Language Schools with 100 years of immersion language teaching.

The life benefits of language proficiency are extensive. #takethelanguagepledge

Cost and Session Information

Pay In Full Deadlines:

Tier 1: 12/20/2019—$6,995
Tier 2: 4/3/2020—$7,495
Tier 3: 5/1/2020—$7,995

Cost covers the full cost of instruction, activities, field trips, food, lodging and shuttle service to and from local airports.

For all locations, a $395 deposit is due with your application. Paying this fee does not guarantee admission to the program. If a student is not accepted into the program, the deposit will be refunded.

We now offer financial aid for our Beijing site.

Please visit our website for more information.

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