Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Beijing

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As China's capital, Beijing is a large and vibrant city particularly marked by rapid economic growth. The city itself has grown tremendously and visitors and residents alike remark at its constant state of change and the contrast between the moder... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.0
Based on 19 Reviews
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I learned a lot of vocabulary - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 11, 2019 10/10 Would Do It Again
Big city lifestyle!! In a foreign country!! So worthwhile!! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 01, 2019 Okay
I learned a lot of Chinese. Worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I greatly improved my language skills, and got to know the city of Beijing very well. I got to do a lot of exploring of contemporary Chinese culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 18, 2018 Fun Generally
More Chinese - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I feel more empowered with my identity and cultural heritage. my language skills improved. I have discovered more professional options. I made great friendships with teachers and mentors and friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The roommates and teachers are amazing and you'll want to keep in touch. The language study is intense, but you'll make a lot of progress. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 14, 2017 Comrades In Beijing
I can't quite explain what I gained without writing you a novel. I grew as a person and learned parts of who I am. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 23, 2017 The Food Was Great!
I gained a greater appreciation and understanding of the language and culture - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about what I want to do in life, and I now know that I want to live in China for part of my life. It was 100% worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Confidence with speaking the language, life skills, how to survive in a foreign country. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 26, 2019 Good
Linguistic, cultural, societal immersion. Yes. - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
February 02, 2019 Great
Language improvements and friends - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 25, 2019 My First Time In China!
Fluency in Chinese and a better understanding of China's culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 13, 2018 A Learning Experience
My chinese language skills improved a lot. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 11, 2018 Worthwhile
Yes - International Christian University View Entire Review
I really enjoyed just being able to observe and listen, experiencing life in China. I think it was worth it. - Smith College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Beijing
I learned Chinese, a lot about Chinese politics and society, and how to live successfully in a foreign city. I gained a lot. It was worthwhile, but I wish I put myself out there more. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile although challenging, but I learned a lot about myself and a lot about Chinese culture, and the dynamics of modern China. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 21, 2017 Learn Chinese
I learned Chinese, and I really enjoyed my relationship with my roommate who was a local student. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Beijing
I think that the most important lesson I learned was the importance of being confident and unafraid to reach out even if you know you may make a mistake. For the most part, people are very willing to chat and help you out. - Barnard College View Entire Review

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As China's capital, Beijing is a large and vibrant city particularly marked by rapid economic growth. The city itself has grown tremendously and visitors and residents alike remark at its constant state of change and the contrast between the modern and the ancient.  It is also the center of Chinese cultural “action,” and—since it is the capital—a place where politics is central.

Capital Normal University (CNU) is a national university that has hosted CET programs since 1982. CNU is well-known as one of the best teacher’s colleges in the city, and as such has a broad range of disciplines, including the social sciences and linguistics. With its central location and some of the most impressive facilities in the city, CNU offers an ideal home for students eager to explore Beijing.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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