Get a jump-start on college and explore international careers in China’s political and cultural capital. Explore a world of future work possibilities in international development, media, healthcare, law, technology, education, and business. Gain a unique understanding of the opportunities and skills that are integral to professional work options around the world.
After your morning in class, head out into the city to visit workplaces and meet with working professionals. You’ll also have time to see Beijing with friends and use your Chinese language skills as you explore the endless wonders of the city.
1 credit/15 hours
Offered at beginning and intermediate levels. Includes supporting vocabulary for success in the core course. Classes incorporate activities outside the classroom to practice language skills.
3 credits/45 hours
This introductory course provides an overview of careers in fields such as diplomacy, journalism, health, law, business, and education in an international context. Classroom study is complemented by visits and onsite sessions at locations throughout the city.
This course will cover:
9:00 am: Discuss the top 10 skills employers look for in class and how you can develop them in your careers course.
11:00 am: Learn how to order properly at a restaurant. Act it out with your teacher and classmates.
12:00 pm: Put your new vocabulary into practice when you order lunch at the campus cafeteria.
2:00 pm: Visit a TV station and see a news show being filmed.
5:00 pm: Play a game of basketball on-campus with Chinese students.
6:30 pm: Dinner in the cafeteria with your RA to catch up on the day and look ahead to tomorrow.
8:00 pm: Movie night in the dorm with Chinese snacks.