A Day in the Life of a PiB Student
PiB is split into two terms of four weeks each. Each of these terms is equivalent to a semester of college Chinese, making the program in its entirety equal to a year of college Chinese. Classes are held five days a week for four hours each day. Fifty-to-sixty minute individual sessions are held in the afternoons Monday through Thursday, and office hours are held for two hours each evening from Sunday through Thursday.
Chinese Tables with a teacher and 1-2 other classmates are offered twice a week during lunch or dinner time, scheduled between you and your teachers. Optional lectures, performances, excursions and extracurricular activities are scheduled throughout the program. Optional day trips to various historical/cultural sites outside of Beijing will be planned for most weekends.
A typical schedule is as follows:
8:00am - 8:50am
First Lecture Class
9:00am - 9:50am
Second Lecture Class
10:10am - 11:00am
Third Lecture Class
11:10am - 12:00pm
Fourth Lecture Class
50-80 minute one-on-one tutorial session with a PiB teacher. (Sessions are held during three separate time bands: 2:00-2:50, 3:00-3:50 and 4:00-4:50pm. Students' individual session times will vary week by week).
8:00pm - 10:00pm Office Hours. Teachers will be available to answer questions about the day's lesson or homework, and to provide extra practice/help if needed.
2016 Speaker Series
Lanchih Po (07/04): UC Berkeley
Yu Xie (07/11): Peking University
Ben Morison (07/25): Princeton University
Adriana Diaz (08/01): CBS News
John Urban (07/27): John's Hopkins Nanjing Center for Graduate Studies
Giray Fidan (08/08): Okan University
2016 Activities and Excursions
Wushu (Weeks 2 & 6)
Chinese Calligraphy (Weeks 2 & 3)
Chinese Brush Painting (Weeks 5 & 6)
Great Wall of China (07/02)
Concert at the National Center for the Performing Arts (07/08)
Exploration of Beijing (07/09)
Shidu Scenic Area (07/16)
Jingdong Stone Forest Gorge (07/30)
Inter-University Speech Contest (07/31)
Beijing Evening (08/13)
Farewell Banquet (08/19)
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