CIEE Environmental, Cultural + Economic Sustainability Program in Beijing, China
Want to challenge your ideas of sustainable development in one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing countries? Come to Beijing, and you’ll investigate the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Through diversified coursework, excursions, and the option for field research, service learning, or independent research all of China will become your classroom. This is a program that will forever change the way you look at China and the world around you.
Study abroad in Beijing and you will:
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Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
- Gain an understanding of sustainable development and its relevance within China and the world
- Choose to study Mandarin Chinese at the Beginning or Intermediate level (required for those with no prior Chinese language study)
- Learn about environmental, social, and economic issues in contemporary China
- Be part of a highly acclaimed, multicultural campus that has the feel of a small, liberal arts college
- Enroll in Field Research Methods or Service Learning for a hands-on exploration of local sustainability issues
- Be part of a highly acclaimed, multicultural campus community that has the feel of a small liberal arts college
This program takes place within a level 3 or 4 location according to the U.S. Department of State, as of 1/27/20 and a Warning Level 3 location according to the Centers for Disease Control as of 1/27/20. Please review UNC Charlotte's Travel Policy to Restricted Areas. Participation in this program is contingent upon completing a petition with the Office of Education Abroad. Please contact the OEA to discuss your interest in traveling to this location.
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