CISAbroad offers affordable and comprehensive study programs in China. Academic course offerings are predominantly related to Business. Students gain the opportunity to learn Mandarin and immerse immerse themselves in the local culture throughout their program.
106 Study Abroad Programs in Beijing, China
API China's programs are based in two of the country's most popular cities namely, Shanghai and Beijing. In the Shanghai program, students will take up a 6-credit course on Chinese, a 3-credit course on Chinese History/Culture, and then get the chance to choose two other academic electives from the wide array of courses. In the Beijing program, on the other hand, students will earn up to 3 seme...
The Knowledge Exchange Institute provides affordable and high quality study abroad programs, all over the world. Offering a wide selection of major-specific courses, students will experience an exciting and educational learning experience in one of the selected cities in China. This program offers international students the chance to study along side Chinese local students at one of the accredi...
The Institute for the International Education of Students in China provides international academic studies program to prospective students from all over the world who are curious about the Chinese culture, lifestyle, and society. Live in either Kunming, Shanghai, or Beijing for a summer, a semester, or a full academic year and study at a prestigious Chinese university. The program offers course...
Learn more about the historical country of China while exploring some of the nation's most fascinating cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Created by Global Semesters, this program gives participants the chance to understand how various countries have been molded over time, choose from a number of subject areas, and earn academic credits. American and Canadian citizens are welco...
Take up the chance to study in China by joining Syracuse University study abroad program. The program takes place in the city of Beijing and is open to American students only. Courses offered include Management Information Systems, Sociology, and Humanities.
Center For Study Abroad - CSA International, Inc. programs are open to all adults from all countries, for study abroad is for everyone. CSA's mission is to provide quality programs at a lower cost, as well as offer a lot of flexibility to best fit each participant.
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Students can benefit from a well-rounded learning program with CAPA International Education in the progressive city of Beijing. Students study at Capital Normal University, taking courses that range from Business to Political Science.
AmeriSpan Study Abroad offers a year-round international learning program on Chinese Language and Culture in China. Based in the country's cultural and economic capital, individuals may opt to partake in one-on-one classes, cultural activities, and weekend excursions, in addition to four hours of well-rounded daily courses.
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad works with prestigious universities in offering experiential study programs in China. The program opens a host of career opportunities for the participants as they learn an increasingly important language, Mandarin Chinese. They also get the chance to engage in one of the most cultural and historical countries in the world.
Earn a degree with International for Global Education while traveling the vast landscape of China. From Beijing to Kunming, enroll in academic courses that are designed for cultural immersion like Ethnic Studies and Asian Studies while learning the Chinese language. Excursions include a tour to the Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, and the Xiyu Village.
China offers bustling cosmopolitan cities like Beijing and Shanghai on the one hand, with their modern highrise buildings, classical culture and booming business districts, and on the other hand the beautiful countryside with its small traditional villages. China is famous for its World Heritage Sites like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta army. The population consists of 56...
The Asia Summer Abroad Program allows students to study international business practices in China, and 8 other countries in Asia, through Marist College. Students visit major companies in China and gain valuable insight into the inner workings of international businesses. The program is especially suited for students with a passion for business and management at the international level.
SUNY College at Brockport offers spring and fall semester study abroad programs, in both Shanghai and Beijing. Gain an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture and language. Learn about local political trends, economics, and the business environment in these parts of China. Worldwide participants have a variety of disciplines to choose from including culture, political science and more.
The City of Political Power
Beijing is a sprawling city of 20 million residents, where skyscrapers are few and far between. Thus, Beijing continuously spreads out and its people need to be served by increasing numbers of metro train lines as well as six ring roads. However, foreign students coming to Beijing will typically find themselves in the Haidian District in the West of Beijing, which is home to most (but not all) of the capital's universities, which includes the two highest ranked in mainland China: Peking University and Tsinghua University.
Beijing is the home of Mandarin, the Chinese language version officially spoken in China. It is the most authentic place to study Mandarin in China, compared to cities that have their own local dialects. As a city with such a long history, students will benefit from magnificent museums and galleries, historic palaces, and still-preserved old Beijing housing.
As China’s national capital, Beijing is more expensive than cities in its provinces, but still with much lower costs compared to studying abroad in Western capitals. The Beijing metro system is an amazing value, costing just cents for a journey across the network. Public bus journeys are especially cheap when paid using a Beijing Transit Card. Thanks to the authorities, entrances to many major museums in Beijing are free.
Food on and around Beijing university campuses is inexpensive, and local students often eat perfectly acceptable street food. There are street markets, grocery stores, and famous markets where foreigners can haggle. Yes, there are high-end malls and top-quality restaurants in Beijing, too, but are usually a bit pricier than a typical student budget can afford.
Of course, the famous Great Wall of China from the Ming dynasty, is the most frequented site in the country. On the modern side there's the Olympic Park from 2008, a contemporary Central Business District, and the 798 Art District.
When studying abroad in China, you’ll want to see more than Beijing. Tianjin is the closest municipality and only 30 minutes away by hi-speed train — it makes for an interesting visit in just one day. Historic Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors can be reached on an overnight sleeper train (this saves on hotel accommodation). Even Shanghai is only five hours away on the bullet train. More locally, the Beijing Rural Area (quite a contrast) is an hour to an hour and a half away by green 900 series public buses. It is always good to check if such opportunities are included in your program.
There is plenty of choice and quality for international education in Beijing, though the overall experience varies according to location. Beijing Language and Culture University has 10,000 students at any one time of which around 6,000 are foreign (a truly international environment).
Capital Normal University is approaching 30,000, but only 1000 are international students (a more authentic Chinese experience in a local residential area). Programs for foreign students in Beijing can be found at most universities either directly or specially enhanced by third party study-abroad providers. In addition, U.S.-based universities often arrange their own faculty-led study abroad programs to Beijing in the summer or (less commonly) the winter sessions.
As the political and economic planning capital, international relations, and economic development are well supported programs and internships are readily available in Beijing too.
Studying abroad in Beijing is not the same as being a tourist in Beijing. The extra advantage is usually a longer time in an amazing world city, and the chance to take courses that encourage, and even require, deeper engagement with the community. The local providers will help facilitate this and give students an inside track. (For advice on engaging with locals, see Beijing's Top 10 Hidden Gems).