Studying Abroad in Beijing will allow college students the chance to be immersed in a non-Western culture, learn about China’s rich history, and gain valuable experience. College credits are also transferable to most Western Accredited Universities.
Beijing is moving forward in the modern world at a rapid pace. The architectural structures are growing increasingly modern as the capital city continues to become increasingly industrial and technological.
Beijing’s dilapidated buildings are becoming less and less common as they are being replaced by the modern look.
Beijing is also a rich historical city with ties to the ancient past. The exotic and somewhat enchanting city continues to lure tourists and students. The city of Beijing works hard to preserve its rich historical foundation and landmarks. In the center of Beijing lies the Forbidden City. In this area, buildings must remain below a certain height in order to preserve the beauty of this ancient wonder.
The Forbidden City remains an incredible history lesson on the ancient empire of China. The area includes lush gardens, courtyards and beautiful pavilions. Much of the Forbidden City has been renovated; however, it still remains rich in history and ambiance.
Also in Beijing, there is an incredible wealth of archeological findings. The UNESCO heritage site is home to an important variety of bones which are linked to scientists’ current understandings of the past. Beijing is also home to a wide variety of symbolic attractions and the beautiful man-made wonder of the world, the Great Wall. Also, Tiananmen Square, Tiantan Park, the Lama Temple and the summer Palace are all beautiful sites for tourists and study abroad participants to enjoy and learn from.
Studying in Beijing will provide students with an incredibly rich learning experience. Whether students are studying language, culture, art or architecture, they will be sure to gain experience that will last for a lifetime.
One opportunity in particular is the Chinese Language & Ethnic Studies Program in Beijing. This program is typically either the Fall Semester or Spring Semester. The program is designed to train English speakers to learn Mandarin. Whether the students be novice, low or intermediate in their study of Mandarin, this program is applicable for any level.
The Chinese Language & Ethnic Studies Program provides a Unique campus environment, peer language tutors and target language meals. The goal of the program is for participants to gain understanding and insight into the diversity of Chinese society by focusing on Chinese minorities.
The program is ideal for students majoring in social sciences with an interest in multi-ethnic china and modern life in Beijing. The three specific courses for the program include Chinese Language coursework, Chinese peer tutors, group excursions and direct individual exploration throughout Beijing.
Another study abroad program held in Beijing is the Global Learning Semester for Business Majors. The program in Beijing takes place in either the Fall or Spring Semester. Students in the Global Learning Semester not only study in Beijing, they actually journey from the UK to France, India and China. Students have an amazing opportunity to spend the Semester in major global business areas.
Students participating in the Global Learning Semester will gain valuable business experience in major global locations. Students will be based in Nicosia, the modern capital of Cyprus. Educational travel from Cyprus may include the cities of London, Paris, New Delhi, Agra, Bangalore, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Studying Abroad may be a bit more expensive than staying in state. However, the value and learning experience are priceless.