Greetings and thanks for stopping by! I often say that I have the most amazing job in the world because I get to walk alongside students as they are journeying along one of the best experiences of their entire lifetime! Who is lucky enough to share their days with young folks who are experiencing the most defining and enriching moment of their college career? I am! The Student Development team is happy to support students through their entire study abroad experience, serving as your ‘family’ away from home. Whether you need a good restaurant recommendation, advice booking travel, or someone to accompany you to the doctor or hospital, we are here to help. You’ll get to know our staff fondly, as you pop into our office for candy or snacks. Are you going to miss being a student leader on your home campus? Worry not! We have opportunities for you to continue to serve and grow as a student leader. Whatever your needs are, come and talk to us! I am proud of the work that we do and the relationships we develop with students. I have no doubt that this is what sets us apart from other study abroad programs. It’s very common that we stay in touch with our former students, and have even been able to assist in their transition moving to Beijing full-time after graduation. I hope that we get the opportunity to serve you too! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Through a challenging, but supportive environment, we aim to meaningfully contribute to the holistic development of students-as scholars and citizens-to engage in academic and personal discovery to be change agents and leaders in the greater global community.
The Student Development team organizes a robust calendar of events each semester. These activities are either free or offered at a reduced price. The Student Development team also encourages students to explore their own interests and assists them with organizing events each semester.
Over the years, volunteer opportunities have been part of many TBCers’ experiences. Volunteering and community experiences have allowed them a deeper immersion experience and the opportunity to give back to their new community.