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China, Beijing: ChinaVoice - Summer
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Elon applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer
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Class Eligibility:
0-First Year and Above
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Course Prerequisite(s):
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
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Program Advisor/Manager:
Emma Burress
Program Description:

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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.


ChinaVoice offers courses for beginners to those in the advanced level.  Courses are designed for balanced and rapid improvement in language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  One-on-one tutorial sessions are held at least five days a week.  You will take a language pledge to be exposed to a full-Chinese language environment.  Study activities and excursions are designed to practice what you have learned in the classroom. 

ChinaVoice is a very intensive and rigorous program.  The eight week's study is equivalent to one semester of intensive Chinese language study at The Beijing Center or one year at a U.S university.  Apart from 4 hours of classroom study and one hour of tutorial session five days a week, you will need to study for 3 to 5 hours every day in order to maintain class expectations.  Simply put, this is not a vacation.

  • 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 the course listings for this semester program.

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

  • Students planning to study abroad on this program must fill out the Course Request Packet and meet with the Associate Registrar to know how the courses will count toward their degree.

General Program Dates

Early June to late July (eight weeks)


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 Summer Budget Sheet.

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon summer 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.


ChinaVoice students who choose to live on campus will be housed at the University of International Business and Economics.  You will have the option of living in dorm rooms at the International Student Center (Building 6) with another ChinaVoice student or a Chinese roommate.  For an additional fee, you may also choose to live in an apartment-style dorm room in Building 5, however, will not be able to choose to live with a Chinese roommate.  Located in the International Student Center are a small café and convenience store, an internet café, laundry room, and kitchens on each floor.  ChinaVoice students also have free access to: a private DVD lounge with television, DVD player and couches, two wireless study lounges, and a gym.  These are all located in Building 6.

Regardless of your language skills, you will have the option to live with a Chinese roommate in the International Student Center (Building#6).  Chinese roommates are all students from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).  Although these students speak fluent English, they will sign a language pledge ensuring that you speak Mandarin as much as possible through day-to-day conversations.

If you have spent at least one semester at TBC, you have the option of living with a Chinese family in UIBE neighborhood.  Over the years, TBC has built an extensive network of host families who are warm-hearted and open-minded.  Most of them speak little to no English. 

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 program in China.


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.


A successful semester and summer 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 and summer programs.

Additional Information and Links

Interested in the program?  Chat with alumni and other prospective students on the Global Education Center 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

Chinese Embassy in D.C.

U.S. Embassy in Beijing


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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.