Beijing, China

Beijing is one of the great cities of this century, with its high concentration of historical treasures and wealth of creative talent. You’ll revel in its deep and dramatic history, and marvel at its modern face and explosive growth.

Colorful tile wall in Beijing featuring gold and blue dragons

Due to persistent low enrollment, the Syracuse Beijing is suspended as of Fall 2019.

Students from all over China compete for admission to Beijing’s universities. No young Chinese musician, artist, or actor has truly made it until they’ve made it in the capital. What will Beijing be like for you? There is no language prerequisite to study at Syracuse Beijing.

Explore Beijing


Designed for both undergraduate and graduate students, the academic program features field study with on-site lectures in Beijing and other cities, Mandarin language study, courses taught in English, and other options for those proficient in Mandarin.

Internship Opportunities

Consider a hands-on learning experience, if your schedule allows time each week to commit to an internship. Placements in Beijing include Chinese NGOs, English-language publications, human service organizations, and various opportunities to teach English. You may also consider participating in a noncredit community engagement activity, such as assisting with special activities at a vocational school for migrant families on a short-term or one-time basis.

Talk to Recent Syracuse Beijing Students

Beijing global ambassadors volunteered at vocational schools, traveled independently throughout China, and worked hard to learn Mandarin—ask them anything about Beijing.