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Why study at the China Studies Institute in Beijing?
Selective academic program with wide range of courses taught in English and moderately intensive study of Chinese enforced by a language pledge
Rich variety of internships for a program in China
Extended field trip at end of semester to interesting locations in China
Housing and program offices on the campus of Peking University, one of China's top universities
- Study in Beijing, China's center of politics and culture
Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:
Arts and Culture
Preparatory coursework recommended by Grinnell
Coursework in East Asian studies, Economics, Global Development Studies, History and Political Science.
The immersion track is for students who want to devote themselves to Chinese language training full time, through 27 hours in class instruction per week and lots of time for homework and other activities. It is a perfect opportunity for those who want to challenge themselves and test the limits of their courage, endurance and excitement.
This is designed for students who desire to learn Chinese part time while taking other area studies courses and internships. A minimum of 9 hours per week is required. The average class size is under 10. There is no language pledge. The instructional methodologies and contents are the same as immersion Chinese.
Two weeks are spent at the end of the program travelling. Six theme based trips are offered; Economic Development in Coastal China, Long March through Rural China, Anthropology Research, History and Culture, Ethnic Minorities and Tibet and Buddhism.