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Program at a Glance

Peking University, Beijing

Country China
City Beijing
Class Level Jr, Sr, So
Experience Type Language
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Fall sem, Summer
Taught In Chinese
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Gain up to a year of Chinese language study in the modern Chinese capital of Beijing. Intensive classroom study at this top-ranked institution, cultural activities, excursions within and beyond Beijing and language tutors will make this a summer to remember.

Where you'll study

Peking University (PKU) has a pivotal place in Chinese history as the nation’s first modern national university. Its role as an epicenter for intellectual, political, and cultural revolution has shaped modern China as we know it. Consistently high academic rankings attract ambitious students from all over China and the world. Standing proudly just miles from the striking Summer Palace and Imperial Gardens, Peking University is also an ideal place for first-time residents of Beijing. The large campus is in the Haidian District in the western suburbs of the city. The university consists of faculties in humanities, social sciences, science and medicine, and information technology as well as research institutes and national laboratories. Among the PKU faculty are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the Third World Academy of Sciences. On campus, you’ll find the iconic Boya Pagoda by Weiming Lake and other beautiful study spots with traditional Chinese architecture at every turn.