Beijing is the cultural and political center of China, offering museums, opera, dance, historical sites, gardens, sporting events, and festivals. ICB is located in the Haidian district, known for its variety of interesting restaurants and shops. You will find plenty of engaging activities and events to enjoy during your semester.
The links below provide additional information about living in Beijing.
“Helping travelers experience China interactively.” This site offers tourist and hotel information, pronunciation audios, along with practical tips for transportation, shopping, and nightlife in Beijing.
Offers excellent overall information about Beijing including attractions, events, hotel, and travel information, as well as a photo gallery.
Though this site is dated (2003-06) it provides great advice for shopping, bargaining, ordering restaurant food (with audio), and touring.
Covers news, traveling, studying and investing in Beijing among other interesting items. Said to be Beijing’s official website.
This particular page has a great overview of the Chinese language with phrases in Pinyin. The site also has the usual tourist information.
An online tour operator with good descriptions of China’s major attractions.