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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.8
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: Chinese, English and local language
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Research Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20
Click here for a definition of this term 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 Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Victoria Lo ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
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The spring 2020 program has been suspended due to disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak. While the program is still accepting applications for fall 2020, the GEC is monitoring the situation closely in partnership with The Beijing Center. Learn more from the Department of State Travel Advisory for China.  

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About the Location

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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 Asian Studies, Business, Communication, Chinese Culture, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Theology, and others including internship and independent studies. 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).
  • Internship options available.
  • 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 on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General Program Dates

  • Fall semester – mid August to mid December
  • Spring semester – early January to mid May
  • Summer Internship- mid May to end of July 

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

TBC offers Fly Free scholarships for some programs, please contact rwaller3@elon.edu for more information. View more information on TBC scholarships

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. ?All semester scholarships and financial aid received at Elon can transfer to your tuition at TBC.  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

Be fully immersed in campus life with a Chinese roommate or choose from other housing options. For more information regarding on-campus housing click here. TBC has dedicated on-site staff that has a 24/7 emergency on-call program, monthly community meetings, one-on-one check-ins and access to world class healthcare. 


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.

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.

TBC provides students who are unfamiliar with the Visa application process, the necessary documents and instructions to apply for a Chinese Visa. 


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 and a 1-week orientation at the start of the program.  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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/12/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/12/2020 05/16/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/13/2020
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NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 8 to 11:59 p.m., November 14. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 3 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Revision Period begins December 3. Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status "revise and resubmit" or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling Period: December 6 to 11:59 p.m., February 13. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 13 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by March.

The deposit refund deadline has been EXTENDED to June 1. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

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 2020 02/13/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 8 to 11:59 p.m., November 14. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 3 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Revision Period begins December 3. Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status "revise and resubmit" or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling Period: December 6 to 11:59 p.m., February 13. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 13 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by March.

The deposit refund deadline has been EXTENDED to June 1. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

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 2021 09/10/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: Apr. 7 to May 7. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 26 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 26 to Sept. 10. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by Sept. 10 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

Applications lock on deadline day after 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the deadline.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit refund deadline, Nov. 5. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

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.


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