THE BEIJING CENTER (SUMMER) - NOT FOR CREDIT
Take your work experience to the next level – join The Beijing Center’s Intern Abroad program this summer! Over your 10-week stay in Beijing, a thriving and diverse city and China’s startup hub, you will navigate the complexities and cultural nuances of the Chinese workplace, challenging and broadening your perspectives in the process. No prior Chinese language necessary.
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.
Please note that students are responsible for applying directly to the Host Institution and completing LMU requirements.
INTERNSHIP & HOST INSTITUTION
The Beijing Center is the only Jesuit study abroad organization China. Being at The Beijing Center, you will have a unique environment in which to learn about Beijing and China. The Beijing Center is housed at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), located in a safe residential area of Beijing. Living in the middle of a Chinese university in a local residential area, allows you the opportunity to really immerse yourself in the language and culture of China. From the family who makes homemade dumplings in a nearby restaurant, to the man who fixes bicycles right outside your dorm, a chance to gain a deep and intimate insight into China awaits you.
Learn more about the summer internship program here.
HOUSING & MEALS
Housing & Meals
Students live in on-campus double occupancy dorm rooms. Located on campus at the University of International Business and Economics are two student cafeterias and a coffee shop. Here, you can get a hot meal for less than one US dollar. You can also eat at one of the nearly 60 restaurants within walking distance of campus. A dish typically costs about three or four US dollars, at most of these restaurants.
Bicycles are the best way to travel short distances in Beijing. Bicycles can be bought for around $20.00 USD. Taxis are affordable and there are thousands in Beijing. Beijing has a modern public transportation system. Local busses are cheap and frequent, and riding the subway is clean, quick, and easy to navigate.
A visa is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country. If accepted to a study abroad program, you may be required to apply for, pay, and secure a student visa prior to departure. Visa application processes vary based on student nationality, length of stay, and program location. You must start researching this process right away to see if your program requires a visa. For U.S. citizens, your research can start here through the U.S. Department of State.
For Non-U.S. Passport Holders: You are required to research the visa process and obtain your visa prior to your departure for the program. It is recommended students apply for their visa at the Los Angeles consulate.