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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Want to challenge your ideas of sustainable development in one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing countries? Come to Beijing, and investigate the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Through diversified coursework, excursions, and the option for field research, service learning, or independent research, all of China will become your classroom.
As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is a city of more than 22 million people adapting as China emerges as a global player. Beijing reflects China’s long and evolving history and is home to some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and 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.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 2.50 is required to be considered for this program.
FALL SEMESTER: Late August – Mid-December
AREAS OF STUDY
- Environmental Studies
- International Business
- Political Science
to find the list of available courses.
Homestay (only Chinese is spoken in the homestay)
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
- Take a tour of a historic and culturally significant sites in and around Beijing - such as Tiananmen Square, the “wild” Great Wall, and the Forbidden City - the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty.
- Explore the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty - the lavish and elaborate burial sites of thirteen Ming emperors which have been designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Learn about environmental, social, and economic issues in contemporary China and enroll in Field Research Methods for a hands-on exploration of local sustainability issues.
- Visit the 798 Art Zone, or Dashanzi Art District, a complex of 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings boasting a unique architectural style that blends aesthetic and functionality in rapidly growing cities.
- Immerse yourself in Chinese culture by living in a homestay. Build relationships with your Chinese host family, live in an entirely Chinese language environment, and make rapid progress in Chinese language and culture study.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
CIEE Environmental, Cultural + Economic Sustainability Program in Beijing, China
Want to challenge your ideas of sustainable development in one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing countries? Come to Beijing, and you’ll investigate the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Through diversified coursework, excursions, and the option for field research, service learning, or independent research all of China will become your classroom. This is a program that will forever change the way you look at China and the world around you.
Study abroad in Beijing and you will:
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
- Gain an understanding of sustainable development and its relevance within China and the world
- Choose to study Mandarin Chinese at the Beginning or Intermediate level (required for those with no prior Chinese language study)
- Learn about environmental, social, and economic issues in contemporary China
- Be part of a highly acclaimed, multicultural campus that has the feel of a small, liberal arts college
- Enroll in Field Research Methods or Service Learning for a hands-on exploration of local sustainability issues
- Be part of a highly acclaimed, multicultural campus community that has the feel of a small liberal arts college