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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Asian Studies, Business (Economics), Business (General), Business (International), Business (Management), Communication, Human Resource & Workforce Dev, Humanities, International Relations, Law, Mandarin Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Mandarin Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Dorm
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Study in the heart of Beijing, at the prestigious Tsinghua University, alma mater to former President Hu Jintao and current President Xi Jinping of China. Our Semester in China program offers a wide variety of courses in STEM fields, humanities, and business. Plus, you’ll have the option to take Mandarin language courses, ranging from beginner to advanced. The University is close to famous historic sites, such as the Summer Palace and Yuan Ming Yuan Park. If that’s not enough, you can join trips that will guide you around and out of the city. Experience international wonders like the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. Living in such a bustling and energetic city, you’ll find many hidden treasures during your time in China!

Get excited about:
  • A top-50 ranked university worldwide, with AACSB accreditation
  • Culturally rich city with delicious street food
  • A thriving student body, with over 130 student societies
  • Easy access to Beijing's famous sites and beyond
  • Advanced courses in STEM, humanities, and business courses
  • A serene campus setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city 
Beijing is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. This “Capital of a Thousand Years” is now home to over 12 million people. A booming and bustling city, Beijing offers an unparalleled level of energy at all times. Beijing is also one of the most historically significant places in China.

You'll have easy access to such well-known sites as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Mao’s Mausoleum, and the Great Wall of China. During the winter months, you can even view the ice lantern shows. For foodies, Beijing's cuisine doesn't disappoint. From high-class dining to street food and Beijing's signature jianbing (a savory breakfast pancake), you can tingle your tastebuds, even on a student budget.

Despite its size, Beijing is easy to navigate. Thanks to playing host to the 2008 summer Olympic Games, the city is extremely friendly to visitors. Thus, most signs are written in Chinese characters and pinyin (the most common Romanization for Mandarin). In fact, many signs are also written in English. Beijing is a major transportation hub and offers you dozens of railways, expressways, and roads that enter and leave in all directions. The Beijing Metro has its own app, and travel from one end of the city to another is possible via this network. If you've got the travel bug, Beijing's airport can connect you to the rest of China and beyond. Get ready to explore both the city and the country of China with ease!

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