Syracuse University

Study abroad in Beijing, China

Welcome to SU Beijing!

Whatever you do after you graduate from college, China will be a factor, either directly or indirectly. By taking on the challenge of understanding China today, you can create new opportunities for tomorrow. Now is the best time and SU Beijing is the right place if you hope to understand a country with thousands of years of history, if you want to witness the dramatic transformation of a country and society at a speed and scale unprecedented in history, or if you want to prepare yourself for an international career. What will Beijing be like for you?

View all fall and spring semester courses at the SU Beijing Center
View all fall and spring semester courses for SU Beijing Center (including Tsinghua University courses)
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Click on the program title below for more information and to begin your application now*:

Beijing Center

The SU Beijing academic program begins with a Signature Seminar with on-site lectures in Beijing and other cities. The semester consists of courses taught in English and Mandarin, and language instruction at all levels.

Through a special arrangement with Tsinghua University in Beijing, Syracuse University program students are able to enroll in pre-selected classes taught in English, including graduate courses in the School of Public Policy. Tsinghua students are also invited to attend Syracuse University courses taught in English. This arrangement allows for discussion and interaction on contemporary issues from both the Chinese and U.S. perspective.

*Tsinghua University does not permit Chinese citizens to enroll in the SU Beijing semester program, unless they have permanent residency in the U.S. for 10 years or longer. However, Chinese citizens who are currently enrolled at SU or other U.S. universities are welcome to participate in the SU Abroad summer internship programs in Shanghai or Beijing.





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SU Beijing Viewbook

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An overview of the SU Beijing program is available in our new viewbook! Click the photo above for the pdf version, or request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you!

Meet our students

JinnyCheung

Jinny Cheung is a supply chain management major with a minor in Chinese studies. She studied at the SU Beijing center in Spring 2012, and then moved to Shanghai to take a summer internship. You can read about her time abroad here at her blog.

Visit our Beijing Global Ambassadors page to meet more alumni ready to share their advice and experiences with you.

Gilman Scholarships Available

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SU Abroad encourages all of its students to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. The scholarship provides awards for U.S. citizens who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Amounts of up to $8,000 per semester are awarded to students who are studying a language deemed "critical" by the U.S. State Department - such as Mandarin. The deadline to apply for spring 2015 is October 7, 2014.

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Program Dates

Dates below will be announced once the Tsinghua U. calendar is released. Students receive a detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. 
Beijing Fall 2014 Program Dates
Students Arrive: end of August 2014
Signature Seminar/Orientation: TBA
Semester Classes Begin: TBA
National Day Break: TBA
Financial Deadline to Drop Class: TBA
Last Day of Classes (including exams): TBA
Program ends: late December *
* Students taking certain Tsinghua U. courses may need to stay into January due to exam scheduling.
Beijing Spring 2014 Program Dates
Students Arrive: February 4, 2014
Signature Seminar/Orientation: February 4 - 21
Semester Classes Begin: February 24
Financial Deadline to Drop Class: March 17
Labor Day Break: April 30 - May 4
SU Center Final Exams Begin: June 9
Program Ends: June 14, 2014 *
* Students taking certain Tsinghua U. courses may need to stay as late as June 28 due to exam scheduling.