Study Abroad in China: Chinese Studies & Internship in Beijing

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Beijing, China: Is this study abroad program for you? This is a program for students who want to improve their Chinese, learn about China, and build their résumé, all in one semester. Students pursue an internship at a local organization such as China Central Television or Women’s Watch Legal Defense Center. They take Chinese language classes and electives taught in English. The program uses its longstanding guanxi (connections) to introduce students to prominent journalists, researchers and professionals in Beijing, a city of movers and shakers. The program is open to students of all Chinese language levels, even absolute beginners.

Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Features

  • Internships at media groups, NGOs, policy centers, clinics, service organizations, philanthropic associations
  • Chinese language classes that cover one year of material in fall/spring, and one semester of material during the summer
  • Electives in: environmental studies, film, history, philosophy, political science
  • Insider’s access to events, sites and key players around Beijing
  • Local roommates
  • No language prerequisite

Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Details

Semester Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015
Application Deadline 05/01/14 11/15/14 03/01/15 05/01/15
Program Length 16 weeks 16 weeks 9 weeks 16 weeks
Arrival Date 08/27/14 02/04/15 06/10/15 08/26/15
Program Break TBA April 6-10 NA Sept 28-Oct 2
Departure Date 12/15/14 05/29/15 08/10/15 12/14/15
Program Fee $14,390 $14,790 $7,190 $14,790
Recommended Credits 16 16 8 to 10 16