- Fall Semester - Late August - December
- Spring Semester - Mid Feb - Late June
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
- Summer Full - March 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The CAPA Beijing Program offers students a unique opportunity to begin learning Mandarin Chinese, or to advance their existing Mandarin language skills rapidly throughout the semester. The program also has courses taught in English examining Chinese history and culture, and examining the role of China as an emerging global city. An academically challenging curriculum empowers participants to explore the history and traditions of this rich and ancient culture. All CAPA students will take a placement exam to determine their level of Chinese. All Chinese levels integrate sections on listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
Summer:Students enroll in 2 courses for a total of 8 NU credits.
Semester: Students enroll in 4 courses during their time in Beijing and will receive 16 NU credits. One of your four courses must be a Chinese language course as well as the culture course (see list below). All CAPA students will take a placement exam to determine their level of Chinese. Each Chinese level integrates sections on listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
- Elementary Chinese (CHI 101)
- Continuing Elementary Chinese (CHI 102)
- Intermediate Chinese (CHI 201)
- Continuing Intermediate Chinese (CHI 202)
- Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Beijing (GLS / CHI 399)
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
The CAPA Beijing Program is housed within the Haidan District at Capital Normal University (CNU). Students from around the world come to CNU to study, and CAPA students will have the chance to interact with many different student groups during their time abroad.
Full-time Northeastern University student, sophomore or above, 2.8 GPA.
- Online OISP Application
- CAPA Application
- Official transcript (submit directly to OISP)
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page (submit directly to OISP)
- The OISP Internship Credit Form (submit directly to OISP)
- Up to date resume* (upload to CAPA application)
Cover letter* (upload to CAPA application)
- 2 letters of recommendation (upload to CAPA application)
- Police background check from your local police station or campus police (upload to CAPA application)
If you are applying for an internship please also submit the following:
*Students applying for internships in which they would use Mandarin should submit a cover letter and resume in English and Mandarin.
Please note, if you are requesting an internship in a field such as writing, or any type of design work, you will be requested to submit a portfolio.
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Summer 2014: $10,295
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Students will live and study at Capital Normal University. The accommodation tower functions as a small community complete with dining hall, restaurants, cafe, book store, convenience store, ATM, gym, and swimming pool. The tower has a reception desk that is staffed around the clock. Most rooms are configured as twin studios though a few quads with separate bedrooms are available. The rooms have en suite bathrooms and wireless Internet, and laundry is available on every floor. The classrooms and staff offices are connected to the accommodation tower. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and to provide 24-hour emergency support. Local faculty will also have offices on campus, making it possible to meet with them about academic matters throughout the program. From the center it is a short bus ride or 20- to 30-minute walk to the Beijing Zoo. The nearest metro station can be reached by a 10-minute bus ride; once on the metro it is easy to reach the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing, and the Summer Palace.
Beijing, one of the world's ancient cities, is the political, economic and cultural heart of China. As the capital city of The People's Republic of China, Beijing is the second largest city in the country with a population of more than 12 million. It is unlike any other place in the world. Ancient palaces such as the Forbidden City contrast with China's burgeoning economic and commercial growth as a major world power in the 21st century. Beijing's art treasures and universities have long made the city a center of culture and art in China and offer visiting students the opportunity to learn about this modern city and its ancient history.