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CET Beijing Chinese Studies in Beijing is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of Chinese culture, history and issues of contemporary significance, while allowing them the flexibility to focus on specific topics of their choosing. The p
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
CET Chinese Studies & Service Learning in Beijing highlights what many consider to be the most meaningful way to study abroad: immersion into the local environment. Every aspect of the program emphasizes Beijing--the program's core course, 21st Century Beijing, examines Beijing as a reflection of critical issues in contemporary China; students share rooms with Capital Normal University students; faculty-led field trips visit local sites; language classes require students to practice their skills out in the local environment. CET's Chinese Studies program provides students the true China experience they seek.

CET Beijing Chinese Studies in Beijing is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of Chinese culture, history and issues of contemporary significance, while allowing them the flexibility to focus on specific topics of their choosing. The program accommodates all students, with varying degrees of Chinese background, by offering a mandatory course ("21st Century Beijing") that centers on issues of critical importance in today's Beijing, as well as electives taught by experts in Chinese history, politics, economics, philosophy and literature. In addition to these area studies courses, three levels of Chinese language are offered: beginning through high intermediate. However, CET is able to accommodate advanced students, including heritage learners. All Chinese language courses are taught in Chinese, and area courses are taught in English.

CET Chinese Studies & Service Learning in Beijing program allows students with varying backgrounds in Chinese language and studies to delve into China according to their own interests. In addition to taking language classes, students take area studies courses and attend faculty-led field trips in Beijing and beyond.
Setting Description:
Capital Normal University (CNU), a national university located in the central western part of the city, hosts CET's center. As one of China's top 100 key universities, Capital Normal University enjoys investment priority from Beijing municipality. All CET students live with their Chinese roommates in a brand new, state-of-the-art foreign students' dormitory. Classrooms and faculty offices are also housed in this building, and the campus library is right next door. Students have full access to the academic and residential facilities provided to CNU's larger community.

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