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Program at a Glance

Peking University, Beijing

Country or area China
City Beijing
Class Level So, Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Year, Spring Semester
Taught In Chinese, English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Its history extends 3,000 years, but Beijing, China is the world's top technology hub. Explore Asian studies, political science, computer science, and biology or other courses in Chinese at the prestigious Peking University. After class, enjoy Instagram-worthy views of temples and other architectural marvels or venture out to world-renowned cultural sites like the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square.

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.


The study center arranges field trips and activities to introduce the local culture and special features of your host country. There may be other optional excursions, which you can explore after arrival.

<p>Tour of the Forbidden City</p>

Tour of the Forbidden City

<p>Beijing opera performance of music, dance, and acrobatics</p>

Beijing opera performance of music, dance, and acrobatics

<p>Excursion to the Great Wall</p>

Excursion to the Great Wall

<p>Thanksgiving dinner event</p>

Thanksgiving dinner event