THE BEIJING CENTER
The Beijing Center (TBC) is a Jesuit Study Abroad program established in 1998 It has provided the world an unprecedented education about China. You and others from across the country and the globe will travel to Beijing to learn about and experience both the immense transformations and rich traditional cultures of China. TBC combines intensive course studies, opportunities for immersion, and academic excursions across the country to give you a well-rounded understanding of China.
Campus: The Beijing Center campus is located at Beijing University of International Business and Economics in the Chaoyang district of Beijing. The campus is centrally located and provides easy access to the Metro Line and most areas in the city. It is a 25-minute taxi ride to the airport, a 15-minute taxi ride to downtown, and a 10-minute taxi ride to major shopping centers. On campus, there is a 24-hour medical clinic, four cafeterias, restaurants, and many indoor and outdoor athletic facilities; many restaurants, bars, markets and other types of shops also are within walking distance.
Living in Beijing is nothing like you would imagine. As the capitol of China, Beijing is where everything begins and ends, as a result, it is the political and cultural center. Beijing undergoes astronomical growth while maintaining its storied past. Whether you wander through 800 year-old hutongs at the city center, walk onto the field at the Bird’s Nest (National Stadium), or camp overnight on an unpreserved section of the Great Wall, Beijing offers a dynamic of old versus new unmatched by any other city in the world. The time is now for you to experience all that China has to offer. For more information about Beijing, visit: www.sinohotelguide.com/aboutbeijing.
The Beijing Center is located on the campus of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). Situated in the northeastern part of Beijng between the 3rd and 4th ring roads (Beijing’s expressways), you are close to the center of the city, while at the same time being surrounded by a thriving residential neighborhood. From here, you will take full advantage of the prime location: bike to almost anywhere in the city, hop on any of the three major subway stations minutes away, catch a bus at stops right outside of campus, or take a fifteen minute taxi ride downtown. Exploring this amazing city couldn’t be any easier.
Housing & Meals
Students will live on campus at the University of International Business and Economics. Dorm rooms , located in building 6. Rooms are double occupancy. Located inside building 6 are a small café and convenience store, an Internet café, laundry room, and kitchens on each floor. On the third floor is a recently refurnished private DVD lounge with a television, DVD player, and couches. In addition, there are two private, wireless study lounges and a small gym; all located in building 6. Located on campus at the University of International Business and Economics are two student cafeterias and a coffee shop. You can also eat at one of the nearly 60 restaurants within walking distance of campus.
For updated information, please check the host institute website.
In previous experiences, students have been offered opportunities to practice what they've learned in the classroom as well as appreciate the culture through study tours, field trips, and independent excursions.
Hop on a bus with your tutor and explore the city. This experience will allow you to test your knowledge and skills of the material learned in class as well as understand what it is like to live in Beijing
Group field trips my occur several times throughout the program. This will allow you to practice what you've learned in the classroom as well as experience the culture.
During the program you will be required to organize a weekend trip of your own. This will challenge your ability to find your way in a foreign city and give you an opportunity to interact with local people all over China.
Please check the host website for the most updated information:
Please note that students are responsible for applying to the Summer Program directly to the Host Institution and completing LMU requirements.