Study Abroad in Beijing, China
Beijing is host to centuries of Chinese history and culture. Located in the northeast region of the country, Beijing has a population of over 22 million and is growing to be a powerhouse of international trade.
Beijing is not only the capital of China but is also the cultural, economic and transportation center of the country. Home to the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and many more sites, Beijing offers the opportunity to really experience China.
Check out a few photos of Beijing!
The Beijing program is offered through The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC), which is made up of a consortium of Jesuit colleges and universities. The center is housed at the University of International Business and Economics, close to many of the main attractions.
The program offers morning language classes with afternoon and evening seminars in English. You can take introductory business courses as well as courses covering the Chinese culture, ranging from Chinese religion to the martial arts.
- Two Excursions per semester: tuition covers transportation, local hotels, several meals, and admissions fees
Students are housed in the International Student Residence on UIBE's campus. This is a six-story residence hall where students are assigned living quarters on floors 2-6. Standard rooms are double occupancy. You may request a specific roommate or have one assigned to you by TBC. Students enrolled in the intensive Chinese track (6 credits) may request a Chinese roommate.
Each student room is furnished with the following: beds with pillows, sheets, towels, blankets and comforters, desks with lamps and chairs, and one bookcase per student. In addition each room has one night table, one small table with two chairs, one phone, two built-in closets and one rented refrigerator. Rooms are heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer. Each room has a private bath with toilet, sink and shower.
Full-year students may request a host-family during their second semester, meals are not included. You may view more information on housing here.
Students will enroll in 12 to 18 credit hours per semester.
Chinese proficiency requirement: Unless you can demonstrate fluency, you are required to take at least one three-credit-hour Chinese course.
The list of courses, which are taught in English, can be found here.
You may view the specific academic calendar here.
The total cost of the program fees, including tuition, room, meal card and some excursions per semester for the 2011-2012 academic year can be found here. All SLU financial aid and academic tuition scholarships will apply (athletic scholarships do not apply). In addition, a mandatory $22 international Student ID Card fee will be added to the student's account. Note: Students attending the Beijing Center (TBC) will be required to enroll in the TBC preferred insurance plan (currently CISI). These students will not be billed by SLU for insurance.
In order to seek admission, which is not guaranteed, a student must meet the following requirement(s):
- 2.8 GPA
- Not be on academic or disciplinary probation
- Junior standing
- Be a Non-Chinese Citizen (unless student also has permanent resident status or citizenship status in at least one country other than China)
Please submit the following completed documents ALL together to Des Peres Hall 102. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.