Program Features

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Special features of the Syracuse Beijing program:

  • Airport meet-and-greet: Every student is met at the airport by a member of the SU Beijing staff.
  • Intensive and non-intensive language tracks available
  • Field trips throughout the semester to famous sites around Beijing
  • Students typically live in single rooms with a private bath in a student dormitory
  • Lecture series, featuring:
    • Is China the World’s Factory?
    • Exposing Corruption Through Social Media
    • Jess Appell: From Fulbright Fellow to Intercultural Comedian
    • China’s Achilles Heel: A Rapidly Aging Population
    • The Environment and Climate Change
  • Non-credit internships and community engagement opportunities available:
    • TimeOut Beijing
    • Ogilvy and Mather public relations firm
    • Chine Guide Travel Agency
    • Hutong Cultural Exchange Center
  • Each semester starts with a theme-based, two-week traveling¬†Signature Seminar
    • Fall semester: Indigenous cultures of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces
    • Spring semester: China’s premier cities of Xian, Shanghai, and Nanjing