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Academics - China, Beijing

To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student.  You must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.

Students with limited or no background knowledge of Chinese can choose to take Chinese language and related courses that are designed for international students at different levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. A placement test is administered to all international students (except those with no language background in Chinese) who plan to take Chinese language classes before students can register for classes. Chinese literature and culture courses mainly include Chinese modern literature, Chinese society and customs, etc.  Students may also take electives such as HSK preparation, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, and Wushu.

Beijing Normal University also has course work in English. Please keep in mind that some of those courses are graduate level courses so please choose wisely. It is suggested by Beijing Normal University that you take no more than 2 English taught courses on top of the Chinese language courses that you take. Please visit for more information on the English taught courses available at Beijing Normal University.

Students will take three Chinese classes at the appropriate level and one or two courses in English. Students can take a maximum of three courses in English.

This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

The Spring semester runs from February to July. The Fall semester runs from late August/early September to December.

updated 10/03/13 oz