As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is at the center of much that happens in China. It is a city of over 22 million people adapting as China emerges as a global player. Beijing reflects China’s long and evolving history and home to some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. In addition to being the political and cultural center of China, Beijing is known as the birthplace of Chinese cinema and modern art. Beijing also has China’s largest concentration of top research institutions.
No Chinese necessary to 135 hours of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent. (Check specific program for reguirements)
1 semester of college-level Chinese studies is recommended but not required
May not be citizens of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau, even if permanent U.S. residents. Students of Chinese ancestry who hold U.S. and other foreign passports are welcome.
Visit the CIEE website. Five program options are available to choose from: Advanced Chinese Studies; Chinese Language & Society; Environmental, Cultural & Economic Sustainability; Intensive Chinese Language; and Summer Intensive Chinese Language.