Study Abroad in China: C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China in Beijing

Man launching kite in Tiananmen Square

Beijing, China: Is this study abroad program for you? CET and Middlebury College join forces to operate the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China. These programs in Beijing, Hangzhou and Kunming are for seasoned Chinese language learners who are striving for near-native fluency. Coursework is entirely in Chinese. Students live with Chinese roommates. They adhere to the legendary Middlebury Language Pledge. Some extend their time in China by tacking the Beijing January Term onto a fall or spring semester.

Study Abroad in Beijing, China: Features

The Middlebury in China-Beijing curriculum is anchored in Beijing’s position as China’s political, economic and cultural capital.

  • Electives in political science, economics and the arts
  • One-on-one tutorial on a topic of choice
  • Chinese roommates
  • Full-time Language Pledge
  • Direct-enroll courses or internships for qualified students in their second semester
  • Open to students with at least 4 semesters (5 preferred) of previous Chinese language study

Visit the Middlebury College website for program and application information.

“If you are considering going to China at all, Beijing is the way to go. It’s a city that has everything and you always have more to discover. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here and my language abilities have improved immensely. I was constantly discussing issues that I was interested in and my classmates were all extremely positive and willing to engage.” – Anonymous student evaluation, Middlebury in China, Beijing, Spring 2014