Study Abroad Opportunities

Studying abroad in China can be an invaluable complement to your Chinese Studies or to your major studies in other disciplines. The Isabella Global Education Center offers several programs in China and in other foreign countries that can fit within your area of study. See detailed information about the programs or contact Paul Geis for more information.


Winter Term

GST 275-IS: The Flying Dragon
This course is designed to give students an overview of the paths for China's modernization from different perspectives: geography, history, language and arts. It offers a strong emphasis for the student to build a solid foundation to understand the Chines culture, history, tradition and language. View the course website for more information about this program.

Semester or Year-Long Study

The Beijing Center
Students attend the Beijing Center, housed at the University of International Business and Economics in the Chinese capital. Here students can take Chinese language courses and electives in business, Asian Studies, communication, natural science, art, philosophy, political science, theology and much more. All courses except for Chinese language courses are taught in English. View the program website for more information.

China, Shanghai: Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai (CET)
This is a study abroad program for résumé builders. Students pursue an internship at a company or organization of interest in Shanghai. They complement this internship with coursework in Chinese language, economics, history and political science. CET Shanghai introduces students of all majors and language levels to the challenges and rewards of working abroad. View the program website for more information.

Summer Programs

Beijing, China: China Voice
China has a long and distinguished history of more than 6,000 years. In the capital, the Beijing Center, housed at University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) welcomes students and exposes them to a unique and rich culture and society. ChinaVoice offers courses for beginners to those in the advanced level. Courses are designed for balanced and rapid improvement in language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. One-on-one tutorial sessions are held at least five days a week. You will take a language pledge to be exposed to a full-Chinese language environment. Study activities and excursions are designed to practice what you have learned in the classroom. View the course website for more information about this program.

News and Events

Elon receives collection of Chinese art
Elon University was recently the beneficiary of a large donation of Chinese objects and prints.
Elon Law and MBA students engage China
Twenty-five law and MBA students met with top business and law leaders in Beijing and Hong Kong through an international business course.