OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

CIEE: China, Beijing

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
China
Host Institution: 

Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was and still remains one of China’s most prestigious universities. Its long traditions of scholarly excellence and political activism have produced figures that have played instrumental roles in China’s post-Imperial history. The university focuses on advanced research in the natural and social sciences and its campus, which was previously an imperial garden during the Qing Dynasty, is home to the university’s 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The PKU campus has modern classrooms, recreational facilities and numerous cafeterias, as well as convenient access to Beijing’s mass transit system, all within short walking distance of each other.

Location: 

As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is at the center of much that happens in China. It is a city of over 22 million people adapting as China emerges as a global player. Beijing reflects China’s long and evolving history and home to some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. In addition to being the political and cultural center of China, Beijing is known as the birthplace of Chinese cinema and modern art. Beijing also has China’s largest concentration of top research institutions.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Fall/Winter Semester
Summer
Language: 
Chinese
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Other
Varies
Requirement: 

2.75-3.00 GPA

No Chinese necessary to 135 hours of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent. (Check specific program for reguirements)

1 semester of college-level Chinese studies is recommended but not required

May not be citizens of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau, even if permanent U.S. residents. Students of Chinese ancestry who hold U.S. and other foreign passports are welcome.

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

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Program Details: 

Visit the CIEE website. Five program options are available to choose from: Advanced Chinese Studies; Chinese Language & Society; Environmental, Cultural & Economic Sustainability; Intensive Chinese Language; and Summer Intensive Chinese Language.

Academic emphasis: 
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Economics
English
Ethnic Studies
Finance
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Sustainability

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