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Greatest program in China (better than CET)
I recommend PiB because your Chinese will explode and because the student body is diverse, challenging, and interesting...more so than CET which I also did in Harbin.
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Princeton in Beijing VERY INTENSE program. Lots of work, not...
Reviewed by AndrewLeavitt on .
VERY INTENSE program. Lots of work, not much time to go exploring. But, your Chinese level will improve dramatically, so if you are a serious student of Chinese, this is an excellent program.
Princeton in Beijing Definitely intense, but very good, see good...
Reviewed by HuiFang on .
Definitely intense, but very good, see good results for the language.
Princeton in Beijing PiB is a tried and true amazing study abroad...
Reviewed by JJYANG on .
PiB is a tried and true amazing study abroad program. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Princeton in Beijing I would recommend it if you're a second year...
Reviewed by PiBer on .
I would recommend it if you're a second year or below, but not if you're in one of the higher classes - it's too intense. Some of my friends only slept 2 hrs. a day. The administration is good but it's very structural and set - you have to wake up at 7 for 730 classes. you learn the language really well but people start burning out. I burned out.
Princeton in Beijing Intense academics!
Reviewed by Angela Wu on .
Very intensive academic program, but lots of free time as well. Language pledge forced everyone to learn very quickly, which I found very useful. Very well organized, a great choice!
Princeton in Beijing Wonderful professors!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Jobson on .
It was really intense, the teachers were wonderful and supportive. The language pledge mad a huge difference. The best thing I could have done my Chinese proficiency.
Princeton in Beijing Really intense academically. Living conditons...
Reviewed by Carmen on .
Really intense academically. Living conditons depressing. Weekends were holy because the week was so intense. Not much time to travel around China. Despite hardship it is entirely WORTH IT for the language learning guarantee.
Princeton in Beijing Very intense, but totally worth the time...
Reviewed by Anonymous on .
Very intense, but totally worth the time and energy. You come back fluent to a certain degree. Best Chinese language summer program (Harvard copied us)
Princeton in Beijing M-F, all work
Sat-Sun, all fun...
Reviewed by Pozzi on .
M-F, all work
Sat-Sun, all fun
Princeton in Beijing Academically very intense. Some may find...
Reviewed by YeongC on .
Academically very intense. Some may find food to be sub-par.
Princeton in Beijing The intense immersion was the only way to...
Reviewed by K on .
The intense immersion was the only way to go; it made us forge close relationships not only w/ eachother but also w/ our fun, nurturing, charismatic teachers; and it also exposed us to a more realistic view and experience of Beijing. I am so thankful to have gone for 2 summers. My Chinese has improved a billion fold because of it.
Princeton in Beijing It was fun, but definitely a lot of work....
Reviewed by No Name! on .
It was fun, but definitely a lot of work. You can define your own experience - going out on the trips that they planned (really great cultural exposure) or going out, or staying in your room & studying the whole time. My Chinese got A LOT better.
Princeton in Beijing Awesome for learning
Reviewed by mydnight on .
This is the only program to do if you're serious about learning the Chinese language. Program admin is amazing because they arrange weekend activities that are fun and interesting, but don't really have anything to do with culture exposure. They tried to provide some of that through extra calligraphy and tai chi classes, but being that the language program takes so much priority nobody really had time to attend after the first week.
Tiring but worth it only if you're prepared to dedicate yourself.
Princeton in Beijing Solid Program, but intense
Reviewed by Jae Ryu on .
P.B. was definitely helpful, but a little bit too intense. It helped that the grades at P.B. didn't affect my Yale grades, but a lot of work, but certainly manageable and rewarding.
Princeton in Beijing Best summer program on the planet
Reviewed by dglee on .
PIB was just...awesome. Tons of work, but extremely rewarding.