China Studies Program at Peking University
Beijing is a city of contrasts - a modern Asian boom-town that strives to preserve the cultural landscape of its glorious past while all around the glass and steel emblems of its dynamic present flourish. As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing attracts people from all over the world. While its new high-rises and financial institutions testify to its booming economy, remnants of Old Beijing remain. Streets lined with dumpling and noodle stands, beautiful parks bedecked with pagodas, and 19th century homes with graceful four-walled courtyards still charm visitors from around the world.
This program is offered in conjunction with the affiliate provider China Studies Institute (CSI) at Peking University. Students who participate in this program study at the prestigious Peking University. Founded in 1898, Peking University (BEIDA) is the first national university in Chinese modern history. It is known today as the "Harvard of China" and enjoys the highest academic reputation. Students enroll in five courses focusing on Chinese language, business, political science, economics, woman's studies, history, art and literature.
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China Studies Program - Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies
NOTE: Core Curriculum designations on this list pertain to the OLD Core only
See Courses Offered at China Studies Institute
In order to select courses, please use the links provided above. One link lists the courses that will be offered at Peking University and the second link lists the USD course equivalent. Students wishing to participate in this program will need to cross-reference the two links to select courses. Please notify Alicia Peña if there are courses listed on the course offerings that are NOT pre-approved that you would like to take at Peking University. The International Studies Abroad Office will then begin the transfer evaluation process.
All non-immersion students will have to live in on-campus dorms. The dorms are double occupancy and equipped with private bath, air conditioning, television, internet access and a telephone.
Immersion students will have to live at off-campus apartments or with host families. Off campus apartments are located in Chinese residential neighborhoods with air conditioning, TV, internet access, telephone, bath, and a kitchen. It may take ten to fifteen minutes to walk to campus. The big advantage is that students live amongst and interact with Chinese citizens, a great way to understand culture and improve language skills. Housing with host families might required a commute of 30-60 minutes.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
END-OF-THE SEMESTER EXCURSIONS
Included in the price of the program are numerous excursions throughout the city of Beijing as well as a 14 day tour throughout China at the end of the program. This 14 day tour visits numerous cities throughout China, such as Tibet and Shanghai. More specific information regarding these excursions and study trip can be found on the China Studies Institute web site:
Click here for more information on excursion itineraries
A valid passport is required for all international travel. To enter China and study at Peking University, a Chinese Student Visa will be required. China Studies Institute will issue the student with immigration documents that will allow the student to apply for a Chinese Student Visa. Visit the Chinese Consulate's website to review the visa requirements.
- Complete your GoInternational application
- Complete the CSI online application available on their website
- Submit to the International Center:
- original transcript from all institutions attended
- 1 recommendation letter from a faculty member
- 1 photocopy of your passport
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To view the Peking University virtual tour, CLICK HERE