The CIEE Gap Year Abroad Program sends US high school graduates to China for a semester or academic year. Awardees are offered the chance to study Mandarin Chinese and to participate in volunteer efforts such as instruction of English as a second language. Candidates must be high school graduates.

Agencies Involved: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Key Dates: Application deadlines vary by program, typically June and November of each year

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