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IES Abroad Beijing - Contemporary Issues in China
Beijing, China
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring

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Program Sponsor: IES 
Fact Sheet:
Mininum GPA: 3.0
 Academic Areas:
Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chinese, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, History, International Relations, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology
 Language of Instruction:
Chinese, English
 Program Type:
Study Abroad
 Housing Options:
Homestay, Residence Halls
Program Description:
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Beijing - Contemporary Issues in China

Program Overview

Beijing Tianenmen Square

Based on the campus of the Beijing Foreign Studies University, the program begins with the Understanding China seminar. As part of this seminar, you conduct an interview project that culminates with student presentations. Next, you take a sequential series of rigorous 300-level seminars (such as Chinese Government and Politics and China's Development and Environmental Challenges) taught one-at-a-time at an accelerated pace, while you continue with your daily Chinese studies.

This program is structured around three distinctive "blocks" or seminar modules that all students must take. You take one course per module, for a total of three during the semester. Area studies seminars are taught in English by scholars from leading academic institutions in China, the United States, and other countries.

Each course features extensive experiential learning, and two courses include field study to locations such as Yunnan Province and Tibet. With daily seminars 2–3 hour seminars and discussions, along with journaling, presentations, and challenging assignments, this program offers in-depth engagement with special China-focused academic topics.

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NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.

Why Beijing?

As the political, intellectual, and cultural capital of China, Beijing is a dynamic city reinventing itself for the 21st century. Beijingers remain proud of their traditions, their language, and a rich heritage that dates back centuries, making it the perfect place to study Chinese while learning about China's past, present, and future. Spend as much time as you can indulging in this city's rich culture: explore the maze of hutong, shop the glitzy areas of Chaoyang, and wander through the majestic Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

Student Life

Whether it's an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path--we're all about our student services. To find out more specific details, click here and select the Student Life tab.

About IES Abroad

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 115+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.

Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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