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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
2-Junior and Above
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Language Prerequisite:
None
Language(s) of Instruction:
Chinese, English and local language
Course Prerequisite(s):
None
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Internship Option:
Yes
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
Yes
Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:
20
Disciplines of Classes Available:
Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Chinese, Communications, Dance, Economics, Elon Core Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, History, International Studies, International Studies: Asia, Management, Marketing, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's/Gender Studies
Program Capacity:
15
Program Advisor/Manager:
Rhonda Waller
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingEligibilityApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

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About the Location

China has a long and distinguished history of more than 6,000 years.  In the capital, the Beijing Center, housed at University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) welcomes students and exposes them to a unique and rich culture and society.


Academics

Students take a Chinese language course and electives in the areas of business, Asian studies, communication, natural science, art, philosophy, political science, theology, and others.  All courses except language courses are taught in English.

Students on the TBC program can get credit for up to 5 classes (1 or 2 of which are Chinese language).

Students who stay for a second semester may apply to do an internship.

Grades count toward an Elon GPA. 

Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

View course listings for this semester program.

Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).


General Program Dates

  • Fall semester – mid August to mid December
  • Spring semester – early January to mid May

Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

View more information on TBC scholarships.

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Housing

Students live in international student center housing in UIBE.  Students who stay for a second semester can choose to live in a homestay.


Additional Eligibility Notes

  • No prior Chinese language experience is required; however, students are highly encouraged to take at least one language class prior to their semester in China.
  • There is a maximum of 15 Elon students allowed on this program per semester.  Students who qualify for TBC's priority admission will given preference over those that do not qualify.

Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by The Beijing Center.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for semester programs.


Additional Information and Links

Interested in the program?  Chat with alumni and other prospective students on the GEC Facebook page!

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/18/2016
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Open Period: Oct. 15 to 11:59 PM, Nov. 12. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by Dec. 1.

Rolling Period: Dec. 1 to 11:59 PM, Feb. 18. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Please view the Semester Deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Fall 2016 02/18/2016
**
Rolling Admission 08/08/2016 12/19/2016
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Open Period: Oct. 15 to 11:59 PM, Nov. 12. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by Dec. 1.

Rolling Period: Dec. 1 to 11:59 PM, Feb. 18. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Please view the Semester Deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2017 09/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission 01/16/2017 05/22/2017
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Open Period: Apr. 5 to 11:59 PM on Apr. 28. All applications completed in the Open Period will be reviewed by May. 10. Students that apply for the GEC Access Scholarship during the Open Period will be notified in June.

Rolling Period: May. 10 to 11:59 PM on Sept. 15. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission. Students that apply for the GEC Access Scholarship during the Rolling Period will be notified in October.

Please view the Semester Deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.