With almost one-quarter of the Earth’s population, and the world’s fastest growing economy, China has become an ever-present factor in global politics and daily life affecting Americans.
Studying in China is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world's most populous country. You will experience China's unique blend of ancient and modern civilization, as well as its scenic beauty and bustling nightlife. Explore new places and meet other students from around the world, and you will find yourself opening your eyes not just to China, but to the whole world. The expansive size of China's territory means a tremendous variety of climates, cultures and landscapes await.
Chinese culture and people are extremely diverse and multicultural, consisting of 56 different ethnic groups. You will experience unique customs as you travel to different parts of China. Living and interacting with local Chinese and immersing yourself in Chinese society will provide you with a new way of visualizing the world and giving you the kind of insight that just does not come from textbooks.
China’s flourishing modern capital is true to its traditional Chinese roots. Classic Chinese architecture is juxtaposed with the emergence of new technologies and signature global design. Communist China’s capital fuses Confucian harmony with global economic progress in trendy coffee shops, the growing art scene, historical Buddhist temples, edgy fashion districts, bustling factories and a new lifestyle led by an upbeat capitalist generation.
As the rate of globalization continues to accelerate, the world is becoming interconnected by shared commerce, culture, and politics meaning China is no longer far away and strange but close to home and familiar.
For more information about CU Denver's Semester in Beijing, email Asia Study Abroad Coordinator Jessica Tharp or call 303-315-0024.