Semester Abroad Program

The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

Program Description

Semester Abroad Program

The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

If you are seeking a TRUE immersion into China, The Beijing Center (TBC) is your destination!

Stand out from the crowd as we guide you along a 2-week excursion in the southern province of Yunnan or The Silk Road Trade Route in Western China. Call Beijing your new home as you and students from all over the world are housed on the University of Business and Economics campus, where our center is located. You may live with a Chinese roommate and can access your personal language tutor whenever you want to enhance your speaking skills.

Our faculty come from Beijing's top institutes and many are internationally-recognized scholars and noted researchers. Take notes and review them in our private library that houses one of the largest collections of books about China, in China (in English of course!).

We know you want to get out and explore, that's why our center is conveniently located in a short walk from the subway so you can access local attractions, shopping centers, and nightlife. In addition to the main cafeteria on campus, there are also over 100 cafes and restaurants around campus! Explore the country, challenge yourself, and pursue your academics with The Beijing Center.

Program Highlights

  1. Explore real China through travel, academics, and immersion from leading China experts!
  2. Make life-long friendships with classmates and peers from over 40 colleges and universities!
  3. Enroll in Chinese language and have the option to live with a local Chinese roommate!
  4. Have access to over 20 courses and opportunity for an internship!
  5. Enjoy a 2-week excursion throughout The Silk Road (Fall) or Yunnan Province (Spring)!

Student Testimonials

Amazing, Spectacular, Just Study Abroad Already

I learned so much about Chinese peoples, culture and myself. I had high expectations for my experience and this program somehow shattered them. I cannot say enough good things.

A student - Loyola University

The Most Incredible Four Months Of My Life

Extremely worthwhile. I gained an insight into one of the most amazing cultures in the world. I learned so much about their history, culture, tradition and value. I know I will definitely be back.

Thomas S - Boston College

The Perfect Semester

I really learned the politics, spirituality, culture, and architecture of china even if you are not in a classroom. Also my chinese got significantly better, and this gave an appreciation for foreign people living in the US.

Nick H - University of San Francisco

Best Semester Of My Life

I learned about a whole other culture that I knew very little about and I learned that despite all our differences we are all people who want the same things life, love, family, companionship, safety, etc. I also learned a lot about myself and the challenges that I am able to overcome if I put myself to the test.

Jason O - Loyola University

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Chinese

Last updated June 19, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1 semester
Full time
China - Beijing
Start date: Sept. 2017
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Sept. 2017
China - Beijing
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