China Study Abroad: Soaking in the Far East exposure

China Study Abroad: Soaking in the Far East exposure

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's China Study Abroad Program

Follow their journey

They hiked 6,000 mountain steps, witnessed an acrobatic kung fu show and visited the birthplace and burial site of Confucius … all in one week. Several other adventures and once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences ensued throughout July, each detailed through their individual blogs.

Ten students from varying majors and a recent alumna are nearing the conclusion of their month-long journey to China, where they have been immersed in the Far East culture while visiting majestic, historical sites and studying at the prestigious Peking University.

During their time in Beijing, the China Summer Study Abroad students are earning seven credits in collaboration with the Institute of Chinese as Second Language of Peking University.

The program includes intensive training in Mandarin, cultural studies of China’s economic reform and modern day life in the capital city.

A variety of cultural study trips in Beijing, and a full weekend tour of Confucius hometown Qufu and Mountain Taishan are included. #CoCurricularLearning

Why they went?

  • It's a great resume builder — students earn up to seven academic credits from an intense language and culture program.
  • It's adventurous — students visit cultural and historical sites around one of the world's largest and industrious cities, a full weekend tour of Datong Yungang Caves and Hanqing Monastery in Shanxi Province.