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Peking University - Summer

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    About the Program

    Peking University is  situated in Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing.  Students may enroll in courses for international students or regular university courses if proficient in Chinese. Intensive language study program is possible at all levels. Courses instructed in Chinese include Culture, History, Language Study, Literature, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural and Physical Sciences.

    Location Beijing, China
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Residence hall style housing coordinated by the student directly with the partner university
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.5
    Other Requirements Late applications considered at the program director's discretion.
    Application Deadline March 1 Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

    Student Feedback

    • “Embrace every single moment of your experience because it will change your life in so many positive ways!”-  Participant, Summer 2015
    • "Try to interact with the local students as much as possible. They are really friendly and willing to show you around." -  Participant, Summer 2015
    • "The classes were a lot smaller and more intimate. There was more hands-on activities such as excursions to learn about Chinese medicine and acupuncture. There was a greater sense of community within the classes. And of course, the topics and viewpoints were different." - Participant, Summer 2015

  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Peking University summer program is divided into two programs. Course information and program dates are listed by programs below. 

    Program One:  Educate, Experience, Explore (6 credits required)

    Courses are scheduled in sessions: A, B, AB

    • In order to satisfy Stony Brook University degree requirements, courses must be 3 credits.
    • For program one (EEE), it is preferable for students to enroll in two 3 credit courses. However, it is possible to satisfy degree requirements by enrolling in two 2 credit courses evaluated as the same SBC category. For example Classic Chinese Poetry may be combined with Chinese Folklore and Culture to satisfy the HFA+ requirement. So a student will earn 4 credits to satisfy the SBC requirement.

    Please select from the list of pre-evaluated courses below.  

    Please note that course evaluations are subject to change as some of the courses are under further review by the academic departments.    

    SESSION A      
    General Courses Credits Field Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC)
    China and Africa: Global Encounters in History and Present 3 International & Regional Studies SBS+
    China’s Original International Strategy: the Belt and Road Initiatives 3 International & Regional Studies SBS+ 
    Environmental China: Nature, Culture and Development 3 Cross-disciplinary Studies STAS
    Introduction to Chinese Economy 3 Economics & Business NOT AVAILABLE
    Flowers in the Mirror: the Chinese Values 3 Arts and Humanities HFA+
    Media and Society in China 3 Cross-disciplinary Studies SBS+
    Advanced Courses      
    The Challenge of Change - Chinese Politics and Public Policy 3 International & Regional Studies Politics, Law & Public Policy POL 339/SBS+
    Chinese Constitutional & Administrative Law 3 Politics, Law & Public Policy POL 300/SBS+
    Remediation of Contaminated Environment 3 Urban & Environmental Studies STAS
    Frontier Courses      
    Introduction to Functional Programming 3 Information & Computer Sciences TECH



    General Courses Credits Field Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC)
    Asia-Pacific Security 3 Arts & Humanities POL 300/SBS+
    Arts of Chinese Traditional Performance 3 International & Regional Studies ARTS
    China in the Global Economics 3 Economics & Business SBS
    Introduction to Chinese Economy (Session B) 3 Economics & Business SBS
    Advanced Courses      
    The Global Images of China 3 Arts & Humanities, Cross-disciplinary Studies ARTS
    Ethics, Strategy and Comparative International Philosophy 3 Arts & Humanities Cross-disciplinary Studies CER
    Frontier Courses      
    Modern Machine Learning in Practice 3 Information & Computer Sciences  
    Social Implications of Computing 2 Information & Computer Sciences  



    General Courses Credits Field Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC)
    Chinese Traditional Identity and Its Transformation After 1949 2 Arts & Humanities SBS+ (PART)
    Chinese Traditional Body Exercise, Diet and Health Preservation 2 Cross-disciplinary Studies HFA+ (PART)
    Classical Chinese Poetry 2 Arts & Humanities HFA+ (PART)
    Modern Chinese Fiction through Film 2 Humanities & Cultures ARTS (PART)
    The Rise of China and Change in World Politics 3 International & Regional Studies Politics, Law & Public Policy NOT AVAILABLE
    Transition and Public Policy in China 2 Politics, Law & Public Policy SBS (PART)
    Advanced Courses      
    Frontier Courses      

    Globex Program Information Please visit website for course information (6 credits required)

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program do not calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University.  Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

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