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CET Academic Programs

CET Academic Programs

  • Educational Partner

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CET Academic Programs offers pre-college, summer, and semester study abroad programs for rising juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. While focusing on relevant themes or intensive language in one of ten countries during the summer, high school students take college-level courses and earn the equivalent of four semester credits from Dickinson College. CET’s China Fieldwork Semester offers a longer experience and a full semester of Dickinson College credit. Intensive language gap programs in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese are available for the summer, semester, or academic year, with credit and transcripts from University of Minnesota and University of Virginia.

CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, later expanding to other locations around the world. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and short-term customized programs around the world for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students.

CET is known for high program standards, strong academics, a nimble and collaborative approach to partnerships, and supportive student services. Through elements such as field-based course components, internships, community-based learning, and housing with local roommates, CET strives to integrate students into the local community and facilitate lasting relationships with hosts. As an environmentally conscientious organization, CET aims to adopt sustainable measures across its operations. And through its commitment to inclusion, CET seeks and encourages the participation of students from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a welcoming, hospitable program environment that promotes student learning.

Watch the trio of videos below to learn more about how CET can boost your college applications, expand your worldview, and help you grow personally.




As an NSHSS partner, CET is offering special scholarships to attend their programs just for NSHSS members:


One $3,500 merit-based scholarship is awarded to one summer applicant. All other scholarship applicants receive a $500 award.


One $5,000 merit-based scholarship is awarded to one CET Gap applicant each fall and spring. All other fall or spring scholarship applicants receive a $1,000 award.

One $3,500 scholarship is awarded to one gap applicant each summer. All other summer gap scholarship applicants receive a $500 award.


One $5,000 merit-based scholarship is awarded to one China Fieldwork Semester applicant. All other scholarship applicants receive a $1,000 award.

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