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China: Chinese Language & Culture in Beijing

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The winter brek Chinese Language and Culture program provides an opportunity for total immersion into the language while learning about the culture at first hand. Students will be exposed to the real China, discovering the history, culture, philosophy, politics, and religion while also interacting on a daily basis with the local Chinese.

This program provides everything that the Ohio University based Chinese language courses can offer and more, expanding your knowledge and understanding of this very different and important area of the world. Chinese Language and Culture in Beijing completes the foreign language requirement for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Handbook (COMING SOON)

Please consult the program handbook for program rules and more detailed information.

Program dates

December-January TBD

Application Deadline

Eligibility and selection process 

Students must have completed the 1110-1120 Chinese language series and 2110, have a minimum 3.0 GPA (students with a GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered if they have excelled in Chinese language courses). 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

Living arrangements 

OHIO students will live alongside international students from around the world in dorms on the campus of Beijing Language and Culture University in the ‘academic district’ of Beijing. There are several student cafeterias on campus and numerous small, inexpensive restaurants around campus for students to dine in.


Students will visit locations like Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, and the Forbidden Palace. 

Courses and credits

  • Chinese 2120 Intermediate Chinese 2 (4 credit hours)


Undergraduate Student budget worksheet winter 2018 TBD

Undergraduate Summer 2018


Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on China

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook.

Health and safety

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.

Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States.  If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.   Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at here.

US citizens  will  need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this  program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.  Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's   Visa Information Page.  

Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.

For more information, contact:
Lu Cao
Program Director
Tel. 740-593-4567

Cherita King
Program Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities
Walter International Education Center
Tel: 740-593-4583





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