Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session

Duke Study in China

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University of International Business and Economics: Beijing, China

Program Highlights

A moderate-sized program with strong teaching and a long history in China. Full-time language pledge. Peer-aged language partners meet with students for daily, informal practice and often guide students around Beijing. Home stay option for students with at least two years of Chinese experience. Mid-term trip and many local excursions supplement the coursework at DSIC.

Duke is a good choice for a student who is a social language learner; one who gains more from opportunities to engage in unscripted conversation than from additional hours of textbook study. Not ideal for someone who isn’t proactive about using their free time productively, or one who thrives in a competitive environment.

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Language Levels

2nd, 3rd, 4th year Chinese

Term Offered


Additional Information

When possible, Duke offers a special level for heritage learners.

The Light Fellowship Language Evaluation form substitutes for Duke's Language Instructor Recommendation. In addition, a non-language instructor recommendation is also required by Duke and is requested through the Duke application system.

Third Party Billing Form: Yale students attending Duke using a Light Fellowship should select to be billed directly on the billing form. If you are awarded a Light Fellowship, you will receive an award check in your name and you will pay Duke directly. Anyone in the Light Fellowship office can sign your form.

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At the end of two months in Beijing, I was having conversations in Chinese I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would be able to have... The Light Fellowship gave me the courage to step outside of my comfort zone. The worldly, curious person I became in China was worlds apart from the timid freshman I started out as, and it's still the person I am today... Most of my career has consisted of engaging with communities vastly different from my own, and I could not have gotten to where I am today without the ability to listen, to empathize, to appreciate nuance and be comfortable in the grey areas. The seeds of that ability were planted during my summer in China."

Mr. James Kim
Duke Study in China
Summer, 2008