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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UP applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Beijing, China: Summer 2018

"I never thought I would get the opportunity to travel to China, let alone spend over a month learning about its history and literature. This experience changed my way of thinking about the world, improved my confidence navigating foreign environments, and humbled my perception of my place on this planet."
-Raluca Gosman
Biology, Summer 2015?

This program gives students a look into modern China by studying modern Chinese literature and history while spending a summer in the capital city of Beijing. No Chinese language is required for this program. As a part of the program, students will experience several cultural and historical sites in and around Beijing as well as travel to other areas in China.

beijingBeijing, China

Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (ENG 391), taught by Dr. John Orr
Modern China (taught by local faculty member)
Students will also take a “Survival Chinese Language” course

Living Quarters:
Students will live in dorms at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. Meals are not provided, except on some excursions.

china great wallThe Great Wall of China

The Experience:
Site Visits
- Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square: Includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tour, and group lunch
- Temple of Heaven: Includes transportation, entrance, and guided tour
- Summer Palace: Includes transportation, entrance, and guided tour

Day Trips
- Chuan Di Xia: Chuan Di Xia is a village in a suburb of Beijing with Ming/Qing influences. This trip includes roundtrip bus transportation, entrance fee, and lunch.
- Tianjin: Tiajin is a city near Beijing known for colonial style architecture. The trip includes roundtrip train transportation, visits to Tianjin Food Street, Italian Amorous Feeling Street, Ancient Cultural Street, Ceramic House, guided tour, and lunch.

Field Trips
- Great Wall (2days / 1 night)
- Xi’an (3 days / 2 nights)
- Shanghai (4 days / 3 nights)

Financial Aid:
This program is eligible for State, Federal, Private and UP Financial Aid; however, summer aid typically is in the form of loans. For more financial aid information visit:

terracotta soldiers chinaTerracotta Soldiers, Xi'an, China

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.