Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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International exchange and cooperation has always been a distinct feature of Beijing Foreign Studies University since its founding. It admits 1,000 international students from 60 countries and sends hundreds of Chinese students to study at dozens ... read more

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I gained a lot of language skills. My listening and speaking skills really improved. It was definitely worth the trip - Hamline University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained a greater appreciation of the culture and the people. I was born in China and this was my fourth time traveling to China, so I think I was able to appreciate being there more than my past trips. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Studying abroad in China for the 2015-16 academic year with IES Abroad was undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable, challenging and transformative experiences of my life so far, and I look back on my experiences in Beijing as the highlight of my college career. China is a great choice of study abroad destination because it is a un... - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I improved my Chinese, gained new friends from around the world, discovered things about China I never knew before, and I grew into a better person. Yes, it was absolutely worthwhile. - Wofford College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
July 28, 2016 Best Of Beijing
Not only did I vastly improve my language skills, I also made memories that will last me a lifetime. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I became a seeker of new adventures, and (besides the language) I learned how to enjoy my life fully. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of Rochester View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Past Review Unforgettable
Absolutely worthwhile, I gained such an intercultural perspective on life - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
I learned how to concentrate, I learned about mainland Chinese culture, but most importantly I learned about myself. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained an in-depth, on-the-ground experience in a country I had long studied. I improved my language skills exponentially and got to enjoy a major world city right at my fingertips. It was definitely worthwhile! - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
My Chinese language skills and general knowledge of Chinese culture and politics improved significantly. And I made great friends over the semester! I would definitely do it again! - University of Louisville View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I am most proud of having developed a thesis topic while I was abroad. The professors at IES were not only helpful in guiding their course material towards my interests, but they also pointed me in the directions of resources I would not have found on my own. - Brown University View Entire Review
Yes, I loved this experience. I want to go back! - Beijing Foreign Studies University View Entire Review
It was 100% worthwhile. My Chinese improved probably two levels, I got to know a new culture, and I made friends that I will have for life! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
September 18, 2017 Can I Go Again?
Life longs friends, a set of skills that set me apart from the average college student, fluency in Chinese that was beyond my own expectations, professional connections that will hopefully provide in the future. Yes, 100% worthwhile. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned to be happy with what I have, I learned so much more about Chinese culture than I feel like most American know, in fact many Chinese habits seem to make more sense than American habits. It was very worthwhile. - Tulane University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I improved my Chinese skills and I gained a greater sense of confidence in my abilities. I also gained a better appreciation for Chinese culture. It was definitely a worthwhile semester! - Wofford College View Entire Review
I gained a better understanding of the Chinese culture, as well as Chinese language. I met many different types of people and made friends who I will never forget. The program was challenging but I think it was worthwhile. It really helped me figure out who I want to be. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
January 07, 2016 Beijing
Definitely worthwhile. It was an awesome experience. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained independence and language. This program made me come out of my shell and try new things. It also helped my chinese improve immensely. - University of Massachusetts - Lowell View Entire Review
Past Review Ies Beijing
This past summer, I studied abroad in Beijing, China through IES Abroad. Studying abroad was one of the most challenging experiences I have faced, but it was also extremely rewarding. I had a really great time immersing myself in Chinese culture (everything from food to shopping to museums). I also really enjoyed taking Chinese... - University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign View Entire Review
Language skills, competency abroad, and a wealth of unique experiences - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained the confidence to live on my own in a foreign city. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I loved my IES Abroad program! I attended the Beijing Language Intensive program in the summer and fall of 2014, and had the time of my life. The faculty were amazing, and truly understood what it is like to learn Chinese as a foreigner. The program also makes it easy to get out and explore Beijing and the rest of China. With IE... - George Washington University View Entire Review
Confidence. Friends who understand the exact struggles and fun you went through. Study abroad is such a unique experience that you'll really appreciate for a long time. - Northwestern University View Entire Review
The trip was an extremely worthwhile experience: I learned about China, and I learned more Chinese than I ever could at home. The experience taught me that I would not want to live in China permanently, but that staying in China even once is a necessary component to knowing the culture and the language. - Trinity University View Entire Review

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International exchange and cooperation has always been a distinct feature of Beijing Foreign Studies University since its founding. It admits 1,000 international students from 60 countries and sends hundreds of Chinese students to study at dozens of foreign colleges every year.
The International Exchange and Cooperation Office and its Overseas Students Affairs Office are in charge of international exchange and cooperation programs.
The University has forged partnership with 380 colleges and academic institutions in 70 countries and regions, including Oxford, Yale, and University of California at Berkeley, on extensive cooperation in faculty and student exchanges, credit transfer, and joint certificate and special programs. According to official statistics, 70% of full-time students at the University have opportunities to attend long- or short-term overseas programs.

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