Study Abroad 2013

The Study-Abroad-in-China Program takes you to the authentic environment where real Chinese is spoken and used: Beijing, China. You will have a chance to learn everyday Chinese where it’s actually spoken, explore and practice cross-cultural communication in the authentic context, learn kong fu, tai chi, calligraphy, and paper cutting, and go on exciting cultural excursions to such sites as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, LuZhen—China’s Venice, etc.

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Spend 14 exciting days in Beijing, a city with one of the longest histories and richest cultures.

Why this Program

Well, why not? What a great way to spend your summer! Besides, we’re paying most of the fees for you: your lodging, your transportation, and your tuition in China, and even some of your meals! You only pay for your international airfare, some of the meals, your GSU tuition and fees, and miscellaneous fees. Plus you get 3 full credits!

Paper-Cutting Class

Program Components

This program consists of the following main activities:

  • Chinese language instruction
  • Instruction in arts and crafts
  • Lectures on Chinese culture & society
  • Cultural explorations


The City

Beijing, the capital of China, boasts of a rich cultural heritage as well as a burgeoning global business environment. With a history of over 3,000 years, Beijing has some of the most well-known historic sites, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Tian’anmen Square.

The University

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), founded in 1962, is the top-ranked university in China in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. The majority of its student population is international students.


Dr. Baotong Gu

Program Director

Georgia State Confucius Institute

Citizens Trust Building, Suite 926

75 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

404-413-5298; 404-413-5270

bgu@gsu.edu; ci.gsu.edu

Program Details