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CET Kunming Summer Chinese Language Program

April 4, 2023

Himalayas to the west. Tropical rainforests to the south. This is China like you’ve never imagined it before. Kunming, the “City of Eternal Spring,” is perfect for nature-lovers and travelers seeking cultural (and culinary!) diversity. A summer in Kunming will transform your Chinese, but it will also prepare you for China’s large international cities…when you’re ready for them.

Students will take a full load of intermediate or advanced Chinese language classes, live with a Chinese roommate, attend meals and activities with their teachers, and uphold a full-time language pledge. 

The program is based at Yunnan University in the cultural heart of Kunming. YNU’s lovely campus has everything you need—a library, sports facilities, stores, cafés. The campus area is also a public transportation hub, making it easy to explore downtown Kunming and beautiful Yunnan Province.

  • Recommended Credits: 8
  • 1 year's worth of Chinese in 9 weeks
  • Daily one-on-one sessions with an instructor
  • Full-time language pledge
  • Out-of-class learning & assignments
  • Host University: Yunnan University


  • Must be 18 or older at the time of program participation.
  • Open to students from any US college or university
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher preferred, but admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis; lower GPAs still encouraged to apply
  • Open to students with at least 2 semesters of college-level Chinese experience


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"Students at CET Kunming are dedicated language learners looking to make significant progress in their Chinese abilities over the summer. In the 9 weeks you spend in the “City of Eternal Spring,” you will cover a year’s worth of Chinese content, live with a local roommate, and maintain a full-time language pledge. By the time your fall semester rolls around, you’ll see incredible gains in your language skills, and you’ll have the skill set to keep your language abilities going, even after you leave China. "             -- CET