"A new skyscraper is built in China every 5 days. "
"China Overtook The U.S. As The World's Largest Economy in 2014. "
"1 in every 3 socks you have were made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as 'Sock City.' "
"China used more cement in 3 years (2011 to 2013) than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century. "
"Just 7% of people in China are religious, making it the least religious country in the world. "
"More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe. "
"When a baby Panda is born, it's shipped by FedEx to China to help expand the gene pool. "
Experience first-hand modern life, beyond the headlines, in one of the world’s oldest civilizations. By combining intense language and course work, unparalleled immersion opportunities, and academic excursions throughout the country, you will learn more about China in your first week here than you have in your entire life.
“Personally, studying abroad helped me refocus what I want to accomplish as an undergraduate and better understand the cultural contexts in which I'm capable of living/working after school. Living through the unspoken barriers study abroad students often encounter are good practice for maturely functioning in an international workplace one day.”
Develop professional experience and skills in a global environment while applying both language and studies immediately in the Beijing workplace. Work alongside Chinese and international colleagues and become part of Beijing’s exciting, engaged and fun-loving network of young professionals.
“Interning at Beijing Kids magazine has given me the opportunity to write for both a Chinese audience and an international audience. I have gained a much deeper understanding of everyday life of Chinese and expat families, and how to adapt my writing accordingly to spark their interests.”
When you can’t explain the differences to your class or board, show them with ChinaContact.
Whether you are looking at China for your business goals or you’re an educator with a China focus. There is no substitute for on-the-ground experience. With decades of experience conducting travel tours to China to close the understanding gap, The Beijing Center can tailor the right program for you.
“I felt that this program was beneficial because students got to experience China up close to get a true feeling of culture and history.”
“This was a very good opportunity to gain business and cultural knowledge. I realised that in the future I want to work internationally and live abroad.”