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W&M Summer- Beijing
Beijing, China
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Sarah Mullen (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
English, Mandarin
 Language Requirements:
One Year College Level Mandarin
 Host Institution:
Tsinghua University
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit
 Housing Options:
Foreign Student Dorm
Program Description:

The College of William & Mary’s summer program in Beijing takes place at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious educational institutions. Tsinghua is a comprehensive university with a strong emphasis in the sciences, humanities and management, as well as boasts an outstanding Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Approximately 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend Tsinghua University and it is located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing.

This program offers students 7 and a half weeks of Mandarin language and cultural immersion, as well as allows them the opportunity to conduct research in Beijing. W&M students will earn 12 credits through this program and courses will receive letter grades, meet William & Mary degree requirements and appear on the transcripts of William & Mary students just as they would if taught on campus.

It also includes two weekend faculty-organized excursions to cultural areas outside of Beijing (2014 trips: Shenyang and its Industrial Zones, and Wutai Mountain and Pingyao City) and weekly sponsored excursions in Beijing.  Students will have a personal language partner and faculty support for independent research.  W&M students will live with other W&M students in the dormitories, and meals are not included in the cost of this program.

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2015, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program.  This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Beijing and to cover a variety of pre-departure questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.

The Reves Center advisor for the Beijing summer program is Molly DeStafney,
Host Institution:
Tsinghua University

W&M Faculty: 

Qian Su
Senior Lecturer of Chinese Studies

Arrival date:  June 18, 2015
Departure date:  August 9, 2015

Application ($75): February 11
Deposit ($500):  March 6
Final payment:  April 1

Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

All College students in good academic standing.

1 credit course spring semester before. Mandatory attendance at program director meeting and recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation.

Language Requirements:
One year of college-level Mandarin.

Course Information:
Students will earn 12 credit hours by taking courses in Chinese language, literature, and culture, including a 1 credit course in martial arts. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program Fees:

2015 program fee: $6,225

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for meals and airfare.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.  .



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