China: Brooklyn College Study Abroad in China

Experience five cities in four weeks! Brooklyn College in China combines course work in speech, history, business and/or Chinese language with an extensive cultural and historical exploration of China, allowing students an opportunity to experience this unique country and culture through observation and interaction with local people and places. Participants will travel to five of the most famous and beautiful Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an. Side trips include exploring the Forbidden City, climbing the Great Wall, and visiting Tiananmen Square, the Terracotta Warriors and various Buddhist temples, Islamic mosques and other historical and cultural sites of interest. Course selection is from among Chinese culture, history, language and intercultural perspectives (please refer to the program website for details). All courses will be taught by Brooklyn College faculty under the direction of Professor Shuming Lu, Department of Speech and Communication Arts and Sciences.
Open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

Program Dates

Dec. 31, 2012 – Jan. 23, 2013

Program Fee

$3,200 (includes international airfare, health insurance, program-related transportation in China, excursions, housing and some meals)

Additional Costs

Tuition, personal expenses, visa, tips ($70), out-of-pocket meals ($150)

Courses and Credits

Three to six credits may be taken from the following courses. Courses may be offered in Business, Chinese, Intercultural communications. Upper core and lower core are offered.
Course offerings depend on enrollment. For a complete list see the program website. Commonly offered courses are:

  • Intensive Elementary Chinese
  • Development of the Silk Road
  • Intercultural Communication

Financial Aid / Scholarships

Financial aid does apply, alternative loans are available. Scholarships that apply to this program are: SASA, Gilman, Furman and STOCS, among others. (See Scholarship listing on IEGE website.).

How to Apply

Application Deadline

Oct. 15

More Information

Professor Shuming Lu
Program Director
P: 718.951.5225 (ask for Sonia Garrick)
Program website

International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189