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For students on a budget looking for an introduction to Mandarin Chinese, CSA’s new Short Term Lite Programs are the ideal way for beginners on a budget to study in China. Take beginning mandarin classes at two of the best universities in China, with optional activities and course electives for minimal cost! Beginning the first Monday of each month, these short term Lite Programs are unique to CSA and an unparalleled value, perfect for people looking for an introduction to the Chinese language.

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beijing Dates: Program starts at the first week of each month Deadline for Application and Program Deposit ($200): 1 Month Before Program Begins Deadline for Full Payment: 2 Weeks Before Program Begins Cancellation Fee: Forfeiture of Deposit Description: Standard Mandarin Language Study (4 Classes per day) or Intensive Mandarin Language Study (4 Classes per day + 2 hours individual tutoring) Accommodation: Single Occupancy and Double Occupancy Bedroom in Campus Dormitory or Student Apartment Classes: 4 Classes, 5 days a week at Tsinghua University in Beginning Mandarin Optional Electives: 2 classes, 3 times a week including Martial Arts, Taiqiquan, Chinese Calligraphy, or Chinese Medicine/Healing Optional Activities*: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Peking Opera, Temple of Heaven, Peking Duck Dinner, Tiananmen Square, Acrobatics Show Minimum Participants: 5 students per program or 15 total students per month * Activities dependent upon duration of program. Please see itinerary.

Mandarin Chinese Language Study at Tsinghua University Students in the Beijing Mandarin Language Immersion Program will study at Tsinghua University, one of China’s greatest and oldest universities. Located in the north-western suburbs of Beijing, Tsinghua University is world renown. At Tsinghua, students will undergo a rigorous mandarin learning program, with four classes a day, five days a week. Students will be placed in Beginning Level Courses. Daily homework, written and oral examinations, and classroom attendance are required of all students. Campus Dorms

Tsinghua University 1 Week

2 Weeks

3 Weeks

4 Weeks

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Student Apartment

Single

Double

Single

Double

Standard

$1099

$1049

$1299

$1199

Intensive

$1199

$1149

$1399

$1299

Elective Fees

$200

Activities Fee

$150

Standard

$1599

$1549

$1799

$1699

Intensive

$1649

$1599

$1949

$1849

Elective Fees

$300

Activities Fee

$250

Standard

$1899

$1799

$2099

$1999

Intensive

$2099

$1999

$2299

$2199

Elective Fees

$350

Activities Fee

$325

Standard

$2099

$1999

$2299

$2199

Intensive

$2349

$2249

$2549

$2449

Elective Fees

$400

Activities Fee

$375 www.chinastudyabroad.org


BEIJING: additional information All programs include: Course tuition Textbooks Accommodation: Student Apartments or Campus Dormitories Transportation: Airport pick-up & drop-off Insurance: The StudentCare Plus insurance policy is provided for all program participants. The policy includes emergency medical and travel coverage, plus 24 hour assistance. Orientation: Includes local orientation materials including city map, emergency card, and taxi card, and welcome dinner. 24-Hour Assistance: Should any problems arise at any time during the program, CSA staff members will be available on call at anytime day or night. *This is a limited time offer from China Study Abroad and subject to availability. Please contact info@chinastudyabroad.org for further details.

Optional Activities During their study in Beijing, students that sign up for the activity option will be taken on tours with English or Spanish speaking guides to several highlights of the Beijing Area, as well as day trips to cultural and natural attractions in the surrounding area. These tours include transportation, guide, and all entrance and ticket fees. Optional Electives Participants have the option of enrolling in an elective course, for two classes a day, three times a week. Options include: Martial Arts, Chinese Calligraphy, Taiqiquan, and Chinese Medicine. Students who choose not to enroll in these courses will have free time in afternoons while other students are in enrolled electives. Students must choose their elective before arrival in China. Accommodation Students will be placed in CSA Student Apartments. Each student will have their own private bedroom, with a twin-size bed, desk, and wardrobe. Students will share an apartment with two other students, which includes a living room, television, DVD player, and bathroom. All apartments have wireless internet access, 24-hour hot water, and air conditioning. On all overnight trips, program participants will stay in double bedroom in 3 star hotels.

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BEIJING PROGRAM Day 1, Sunday (All Programs Begin) All Day Afternoon / Evening

Airport Pick Up Move-in Orientation: Explanation of local area, tour of school, class schedule, and welcome dinner

Day 2, Monday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 3, Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 8:00 pm

Optional Activity: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Silk Street Clothing Market

Day 4, Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 5, Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Optional Activity: Summer Palace

Evening

Free Time

Day 6, Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 7, Saturday All Day

Optional Activity: Great Wall of China

Day 8, Sunday (1 Week Program Ends) All Day

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Airport Drop-off: 1 Week Program Students Depart Free Time

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BEIJING PROGRAM Day 9, Monday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 10, Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 8:00 pm

Optional Activity: Hutong Tour, Ice-Skating or Paddle Boating at Hou Hai (depending on season)

Day 11, wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

day 12, THURSDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 8:00 pm

Optional Activity: Lama Temple, Wangfujing Night Market and Snack Street

DAY 13, FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Optional Activity: Karaoke Night

DAY 14, SATURDAY Morning

Free Time

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Optional Activity: Temple of Heaven, Peking Duck Dinner, Peking Opera

Day 15, Sunday (2 Week Program Ends) All Day

Airport Drop-off: 2 Week Program Students Depart Free Time

DAY 16, MONDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

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BEIJING PROGRAM DAY 17, TUESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Optional Activity: Acrobatics Show

DAY 18, WEDNESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 19, THURSDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Optional Activity: Yashow Market, Pearl Market, and Panjiayuan Antiques Market

Evening

Free Time

DAY 20, FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 21, SATURDAY All Day

Optional Activity: Ming Tombs and CloisonnĂŠ Factory

Day 22, Sunday (3 Week Program Ends) All Day

Airport Drop-off: 3 Week Program Students Depart Optional Activity: Hiking at the Fragrant Mountain

DAY 23, MONDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 24, TUESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 8:00 pm

Optional Activity: Beijing Zoo and Clothing Market

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BEIJING PROGRAM DAY 25, WEDNESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 26, THURSDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 27, FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Optional Activity: Farewell Dinner and Party

Day 28, Saturday (4 Week Program Ends) All Day

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Airport Drop-off: 4 Week Program Students Depart

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shanghai Dates: Program starts the first weekday of each month Duration: 1-4 weeks Deadline for Application and Program Deposit ($200): 1 Month Before Program Begins Deadline for Full Payment: 2 Weeks Before Program Begins Cancellation Fee: Forfeiture of Deposit Description: Standard Mandarin Language Study (4 Classes per day) or Intensive Mandarin Language Study (4 Classes per day + 2 hours individual tutoring) Accommodation: Single Occupancy and Double Occupancy Bedroom in Campus Dormitory or Single Occupancy Bedroom in Student Apartment Classes: 4 Classes, 5 days a week at Jiaotong University in Beginning Mandarin Optional Electives: 2 classes, 3 times a week including Martial Arts, Taiqiquan, Chinese Calligraphy, or Chinese Medicine/Healing Optional Activities*: Shanghai Urban Planning Hall, Nanjing road, the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, French Concession, Yu Yuan Gardens, Hu Pu River cruise, Shanghai Acrobatic Show, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Karaoke Night, Farewell Dinner and Party Minimum Participants: 5 students per program or 15 total students per month * Activities dependent upon duration of program. Please see itinerary.

Mandarin Chinese Language Study at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, better known as SJTU, is one of the oldest universities in China. Throughout its century-long history, SJTU has produced a number of important figures, made significant contributions to the development of science and technology, and was even once known as the “Eastern MIT.� The Chinese language department at SJTU offers a variety of courses for all levels. Located outside of metropolitan Shanghai, the large and scenic campus is abundant with both greenery and excitement. Due to its location, number and flexibility of language courses, and large population of foreign students, SJTU is a popular choice with students looking to learn mandarin in Shanghai. Campus Dorms

Jiao Tong University 1 Week

2 Weeks

3 Weeks

4 Weeks

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Student Apartment

Single

Double

Single

Standard

$1199

$1149

$1399

Intensive

$1299

$1249

$1499

Elective Fees

$200

Activities Fee

$300

Standard

$1599

$1549

$1799

Intensive

$1749

$1699

$1949

Elective Fees

$300

Activities Fee

$450

Standard

$1899

$1799

$2099

Intensive

$2099

$1999

$2299

Elective Fees

$350

Activities Fee

$550

Standard

$2099

$1999

$2299

Intensive

$2349

$2249

$2549

Elective Fees

$400

Activities Fee

$550 www.chinastudyabroad.org


SHANGHAI: additional information Optional Activities During their study in Shanghai, students that sign up for the activity option will be taken on tours with English or Spanish speaking guides to several highlights of the Shanghai Area, as well as trips to cultural and natural attractions in the surrounding area. These tours include transportation, guide, and all entrance and ticket fees. Meals are not included in activity fees. Company is also not responsible for changes in itinerary due to unforeseeable circumstances such as weather or availability of attractions. Optional Electives Participants have the option of enrolling in an elective course, for two classes a day, three times a week. Options include: Martial Arts, Chinese Calligraphy, Taiqiquan, and Chinese Medicine. Students who choose not to enroll in these courses will have free time in afternoons while other students are in enrolled electives. Students must choose their elective before arrival in China. Accommodation Students will be placed in CSA Student Apartments or Campus Dormitories. Each student will have their own private bedroom, with a twinsize bed, desk, and wardrobe. Students will share an apartment, which includes a living room, television, DVD player, and bathroom. All apartments have wireless internet access, 24-hour hot water, and air conditioning. On all overnight trips, program participants will stay in double bedroom in 3 star hotels.

All programs include: Course tuition Textbooks Accommodation: Student Apartments or Campus Dormitories Transportation: Airport pick-up & drop-off Insurance: The StudentCare Plus insurance policy is provided for all program participants. The policy includes emergency medical and travel coverage, plus 24 hour assistance. Orientation: Includes local orientation materials including city map, emergency card, and taxi card, and welcome dinner. 24-Hour Assistance: Should any problems arise at any time during the program, CSA staff members will be available on call at anytime day or night. *This is a limited time offer from China Study Abroad and subject to availability. Please contact info@chinastudyabroad.org for further details.

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shanghai PROGRAM Day 1, Sunday (All Programs Begin) All Day Afternoon / Evening

Airport Pick Up Move-in Orientation: Explanation of local area, tour of school, class schedule, and welcome dinner

Day 2, Monday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 3, Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 8:00 pm

Optional Activity: Bund, Pearl Tower, Nanjing Road, French Concession

Day 4, Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 5, Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Optional Activity: Hu Pu River Cruise

Evening

Free Time

Day 6, Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 7, Saturday All Day

Optional Activity: Suzhou Trip

Day 8, Sunday (1 Week Program Ends) All Day

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Airport Drop-off: 1 Week Program Students Depart Free Time

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shanghai PROGRAM Day 9, Monday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

Day 10, Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 8:00 pm

Optional Activity: Shanghai’s Museums and the Urban Planning Hall

Day 11, wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

day 12, THURSDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Optional Activity: Yu Temple and Jade Buddha Temple

DAY 13, FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Optional Activity: Karaoke Night

DAY 14, SATURDAY All Day

Optional Activity: Depart for Hangzhou Overnight Trip

Day 15, Sunday (2 Week Program Ends) Airport Drop-off: 2 Week Program Students Depart All Day

Free Time Optional Activity: Return from Hangzhou Overnight Trip

DAY 16, MONDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

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shanghai PROGRAM DAY 17, TUESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

3:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Optional Activity: Yuyuan Gardens

DAY 18, WEDNESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 19, THURSDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Optional Activity: Acrobatics Show

Evening

Free Time

DAY 20, FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 21, SATURDAY All Day

Optional Activity: Depart Nanjing Overnight Trip

Day 22, Sunday (3 Week Program Ends) All Day

Airport Drop-off: 3 Week Program Students Depart Optional Activity: Return from Nanjing Overnight Trip

DAY 23, MONDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 24, TUESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

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shanghai PROGRAM DAY 25, WEDNESDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 26, THURSDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Free Time

DAY 27, FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beginner Mandarin Class

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Free Time

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optional Elective Class / Optional Private Tutoring

Evening

Optional Activity: Farewell Dinner and Party

Day 28, Saturday (4 Week Program Ends) Airport Drop-off: 4 Week Program Students Depart

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All Day

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