2019 CICER Summer Program

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CICER offers an annual Summer Program on Economics and Business. The goal of the program is to help college students in China gain an in-depth understanding of the most important economic and business challenges facing China, the US and the world, as well as acquiring knowledge of the academic environment, culture and social background of the US.  

The three-week program (2019/07/14~2019/08/03) offers courses by prominent professors in business and economics, workshops on graduate school applications, seminars on the US job market and career choices, and extensive field trips to other Ivy-League universities, prominent think tanks, and international organizations in New York City and Washington DC. Students will have opportunities to interact with professionals in these organizations. 

The program offers:

  • Courses and research seminars by professors from Cornell and other leading universities.

  • Business simulation and experiential learning.

  • Certificate of completion.

  • Recommendation letter from CICER director (for outstanding students who do well in the end-of-program exam.)

  • Information session on graduate school application.

  • Panel discussion with professionals from the finance industry.

  • Opportunities to network and discuss with Cornell students and professors, as well as local Americans.

  • Field trips to the Niagara Falls, New York City and Washington DC.

Application requirements:

  1. Undergraduate students. We give priority to students who major in Economics, Business and/or Finance.

  2. Online application form (available soon)

  3. Undergraduate transcript

  4. Proof of English proficiency: CET4, CET6 and/or TOEFL/IELTS/GRE results

NOTE: Partial merit-based scholarships are available to early applicants!

Contact information:

  1. Jie Li (CICER Program Development Director): jl2522@cornell.edu

  2. Will Tay (CICER Program Coordinator): st855@cornell.edu