In cooperation with the China Studies Institute (CSI), this program includes study of the Chinese language, and a variety of courses that focus on the art, history, literature, economics, politics and sociology of China. Students live in dormitories on the Peking University campus with access to on-campus cafeterias, restaurants, libraries and athletic facilities. Students end the semester with a 14-day study trip; students can choose from four different study trips with different locations and themes.
As one of the world’s great ancient capitals, Beijing is home to some of the finest remnants of China’s imperial past. Its art treasures and universities have made it center of culture and art in China. Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, as well as parts of the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. Beijing is a superb example of the great transformation China has undergone as it burst into the 21st century.
Onsite Staff: Dr. Hong Li is the Associate Director of the China Studies Institute.
Full Year Participation: After successful completion of this program you may be eligible to participate on one of our other language intensive programs. It is your responsibility to contact Keith Dede before registration to determine your eligibility to continue on one of our other programs. Full year participation after fall semester entails participation in the January Term program in Beijing.
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