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The Beijing Center
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Sponsor:||Beijing Center|
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|Minimum GPA:||3.0||Program Type:||Study Abroad-RC|
|Language of Instruction:||Chinese/Mandarin, English||Housing:||home stay, residence halls|
|Current Class Standing:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Area of Study:||Business Administration-General, Business Administration-International Business, Business Administration-Management, Business Administration-Marketing, Economics, Humanities, Internship, Language-Chinese/Mandarin, Politics, Religious Studies|
|Student Eligibilty:||Regis College Students||Program Category:||External|
If you’ve never been, Beijing is a wonderful place to study and intern – vibrant professional and social scenes, easy public transportation, low cost of living, delicious food, and a great hub if you want to explore other parts of China or Asia. No previous Chinese language study is required, and with over 20 English taught courses a semester, you’ll find classes that fit your major and general university requirements. Based on a Chinese university campus in the heart of Beijing, you’ll be fully immersed in campus life, and you have the option to live with a Chinese roommate if you choose. Silk Road trading route. Traveling more than 2,000 miles across China, students will discover China’s “Wild West”. From the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, to the oasis town of Kashgar, students will encounter Tibetan and Muslim nomads, and witness the thriving contemporary trade and cultural exchange between China and Central Asia.
In the spring, it’s a trip to Yunnan Province in Southern China where students will live, learn and share in the rich and diverse cultures of China’s ethnic minorities. From village homestays and to hikes on the Tibetan plateau, to exploring a tropical rainforest and celebrating the Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), Yunnan is unlike anywhere else in China. Both excursions are a required part of the TBC semester and are included in tuition.
Chinese LanguageWhile previous Chinese language experience is not required, everyone at TBC is required to take a Chinese course. TBC offers four levels of Chinese: beginner, intermediate, advanced and advanced conversational. It is highly recommended that students consider taking 2 consecutive Chinese courses while at TBC (for a total of 6 credits), but students can choose which level and intensity fits them best. Studying Chinese is difficult, so to assist you in your study, TBC provides each student with a Chinese language tutor. Through practice with your tutor, conversation with your Chinese roommate, ordering meals and interacting with TBC and UIBE staff, you will find numerous opportunities for language immersion and growth. For those who have studied Chinese, a short placement test in Beijing during orientation week will confirm students’ Chinese level. semester internship program. Working at your internship site between 10 and 16 hours a week, you’ll gain work experience and learn more about China’s professional culture through interactions with Chinese and international colleagues. Throughout the semester, you’ll meet regularly with other internship students to present on your work projects and reflect on your experience. At the end of the program, you’ll showcase your work and have a global experience to add to your resume. Internship placements are competitive and depend on factors including previous work experience, academic success, and language skills. Opportunities are available in all areas and industries, and interested students are advised to apply early.
TBC students live on campus in UIBE’s International Student Residence Hall. Standard rooms are double occupancy equipped with in-room, western-style bathrooms. Single rooms and apartment-style rooms are available at an additional cost. All housing options include:
- Wireless Internet
- 24-hour laundry room
- Access to TBC’s private lounge
- Bed linens and towels
- Furnished (bed, desk, chair, table, closet per student)
- Mini-refrigerator and TV
MealsFood in Beijing is plentiful, delicious, and affordable. On campus there are cafeterias, restaurants, coffee shops, and a convenience store where you can find fruit, beverages and snacks. You can also eat at one of the many restaurants within walking distance of campus surrounding UIBE’s East and West gates. At most of these restaurants a dish typically costs three or four US dollars. Students generally budget $1,000 to $1,500 USD for meals for the duration of the semester. You can take a look at TBC students' favorite spots around town on their Food Blog here.
scholarship opportunities available each semester.
Your TBC tuition and fees cover the following:
- 12-19 credit hours
- Two-week academic excursion
- Standard double-occupancy housing (furnished)
- International Health Insurance (required)
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- 24-hour on-site program support
- Orientation week in Beijing
- Individual Chinese language tutor
- Some day trips and activities around Beijing
- Initial meal stipend
In addition, TBC’s Student Development team helps you learn more about your new city by organizing a full calendar of events each semester. Assisted by some of TBC’s Chinese roommates, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy various kinds of activities and events, from acrobatic shows and cooking classes, to visiting local sites like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven.
Students can also volunteer throughout the semester. While the types of volunteer activities vary, recent semester students have volunteered with migrant children and taught English to local Chinese students. Check with our Student Development team for more information about current volunteer opportunities.
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