[PAST EVENT] W&M Faculty Led Study Abroad Program to Beijing

May 24, 2024 - July 19, 2024
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Beijing is the capital of China and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center. A mix of ancient palaces, temples, gardens, tombs, and modern architecture, it is known for both its cutting edge modernity and preservation of ancient sites. The city is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Forbidden City and parts of the Great Wall. Beijing has hosted numerous international and national sporting events, the most notable being the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Beijing hosted the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the first city ever to host both Summer and Winter Olympics.

Program Description: William & Mary’s summer program in Beijing takes place at Beijing Normal University. This program gives students eight weeks of Mandarin language and cultural immersion and provides an opportunity for students to conduct research in Beijing. Students will have a personal language partner and faculty support for independent research. Students will take courses in Chinese language, literature, and culture, possibly a 1 credit course in martial arts. The program also includes weekly excursions in Beijing, as well as faculty-led weekend excursions to cultural areas outside of Beijing. Past trips have included Inner Mongolia, Wutai Mountain, and Pingyao City.

Language Requirements: One year of college-level Mandarin.

Sponsored by: Reves Center for International Studies


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