Study Abroad in China
From the Great Wall snaking its way through the countryside to the exotic structures of glass and concrete that make up the modern skyline, China unveils its ancient traditions to the patient visitor. Spend a semester studying abroad in China wandering hidden hutongs in Beijing or marveling at the majesty of Shanghai’s Bund. Prepare to slurp noodles with the locals, delight eager schoolchildren with a simple “hello,” and even impress yourself with adventurous culinary experiences. With a population of 1.3 billion people, China is bound to be home to a kindred spirit to share a cup of tea.
Dramatic landscapes filled with mountains, deserts, steppes and rivers, combined with a rich culture, booming economy, and ancient history, make China an unforgettable study abroad destination. For over 4,000 years, China has been the birthplace of ideas and inventions such as the world's oldest written language, Confucianism, the magnetic compass, and paper. China is also home to 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Great Wall of China and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Study abroad in China to experience this fascinating history and culture.
China Study Abroad Program highlights
With semester and Summer study abroad programs in China and Internships available full time or combined with your semester abroad, you can select from a range of academic experiences to suit your needs.
Live with Chinese students and other study abroad program participants in our high-quality off-campus apartments for a more integrated experience in China
Be immersed in Chinese culture during our comprehensive five-day Orientation Program in Beijing, China including a Great Wall hike and other cultural activities
Ensure that language is no barrier when you study abroad in China, with semester, Summer and internship programs available in English. For those students proficient in Mandarin, enjoy even greater access to course offerings and dual-language internship placements.
Base yourself in China's most dynamic city, Shanghai or the capital of China, Beijing, with all it's cultural institutions
Advance your langauge skills, with Chinese language instruction available for all skill levels
Words from a former student who studied abroad in China
"My study abroad experience in China would have never been what is was without The Education Abroad Network. Right from when we arrived in China we were greeted at the airport. During that first week there they immersed us into the culture by taking us to places like the Great Wall of China, and the Forbidden City! I even got a private lesson in Tai Chi. They were there for us every step of the way that week right down to the meals we ate and even checking out restaurants near our campus and on campus before we started school. I attended The University of International Business and Economics. This was a great fit for what I wanted to study while I was abroad. I had an intensive course of Mandarin Chinese and I got to take a few business courses that interested me. My favorite part about this school was that I was taking these courses with students from all over the world. Not only did I get to learn about the Chinese culture but I made friends with Germans, French, Koreans, and so on. I still keep in touch with them till this day! The Education Abroad Network even set me up with an internship that was also fitted to my major. During the internship I really learned about how the Chinese do business. There are definitely differences compared to how we do business. The Education Abroad Network sets you up with a Chinese roommate to help you get the information you need and to make you feel more at ease when you have to face a different culture and they set me up with Roy! I could ask him questions about homework or anything I needed to know about China. China was unforgettable and I cannot thank The Education Abroad Network enough for making me feel comfortable and showing me the greatest experience of my life!"
Brooke Perillo, Iowa State University
Brooke loved her experience studying abroad in China. If Brooke's experience sounds like something you might be interested in, request more information on the Study Abroad in China program.