- While language study and immersion is required on this program, no prior Chinese is needed or expected. Jump head first into learning a new language!
- Choose one of two academic tracks for your time studying in China, by either taking two Chinese language courses at any level, or a combination of language and Chinese culture through the Heritage of China course
- Live on campus at Peking University, ranked #2 of all Chinese universities, dine in student cafeterias, and interact with local students.
- Visit the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and many more with your peers on weekend excursions throughout Beijing.
- Visit an elementary school, an orphanage, state-owned and joint companies in Beijing on Friday afternoons.
- See the cities of Shanghai and Suzhou, including landmarks such as Yuyuan Garden, the Bund waterfront in Shanghai, private gardens in Suzhou, and a boat ride on the Grand Canal.
- Beijing was the imperial capital of the last three dynasties with many magnificent cultural and historical relics such as the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, etc. As the capital of the PRC, it boasts marvelous transportation system, great restaurants, and numerous parks.
- Have the opportunity to live, study, and explore the Olympic city of Beijing. Host of the 2008 Summer Olympics games, the Beijing Olympics was one of the most watched events in history. Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in 2022
- Known for being very flat, Beijing has only three hills in the entirety of the city, despite being surrounded by mountains. Perfect for walking tours!
- Visit the largest public square in the world, Tiananmen Square, during your downtime in Beijing and check out the museums that line the square to reflect on the country's long history
- Population: 22 million
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 14. The application deadline is February 15. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
June 15 - August 3, 2019 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
This program offers two academic tracks. All program credits can be used to satisfy Chinese major and minor requirements.
Students will take two language courses for a total of 8 credits. This track allows for completion of the language requirement, and all courses in this track are HAL courses.
Students will take 1 language course and 1 culture course (CHN 273/EAS 273: Heritage of China). The language course will be a HAL course and the culture course will be an HSC course.
Language Courses (all HAL courses; each 4 credits):
CHN111 Elementary Chinese I
CHN112 Elementary Chinese II
CHN211 Intermediate Chinese I
CHN212 Intermediate Chinese II
CHN311 Advanced Chinese I: Oral and Written Communication
CHN312 Advanced Chinese II: Oral and Written Communication
CHN411 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I
CHN412 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II
Culture Course (HSC course; 4 credits):
CHN 273/EAS 273: Heritage of China
This course is taught in English by Dr. Hong Li, Emory University
NOTE: This course can fulfill Emory GER requirement in the area of HSC. It also fulfills elective requirements for the Chinese major, Chinese minor, and East Asian Studies major.
Combining lectures and discussions with visits of historically important sites in and around Beijing, this course is designed as a hands-on introduction to the history, culture and society of China’s capital city. From the Yuan Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (1271-1911), the city of Beijing served as the imperial capital and is now home to many historical sites including the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs, and the Summer Palace. Today, as the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is not only China’s political center, but also a city that embraces rapid economic development and modernization. By tracing the footsteps of historical personalities (including emperors, scholar-officials, concubines, eunuchs, et al.) and highlighting important historical events, students will gain insights into the structure of the central institutions and ideology of the late imperial states, as well as social customs, art, and architecture of old Beijing. At the end of the class, participants will have acquired a more nuanced understanding of the complex linkages between the city’s imperial past and its place in China’s modernization today. The course is taught in English. Guest lecturers from Peking University and Beijing Normal University will be invited.
Students will live on campus at Peking University in an international student dorm. Students will have a private room and a shared bathroom and common area with one suitemate.
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet
Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students