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Peking University - Summer

  • Details and Cost

    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
    Program Dates Summer 2020 PKUSSI

    Summer 2020 GLOBEX
    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  (EXTENDED TO MARCH 15) 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. Program information is below. (6 credits required)

    Program One: PKUSSI  

    Courses are scheduled in sessions: A, B, AB

    In order to satisfy Stony Brook University degree requirements, courses must be 3 credits. The courses are divided into three levels: General; Advanced; and Frontier, and split between three sessions: Session A; Session B and Session A&B. Each student may only choose courses from within one level and cross sessions, provided the times do not clash. 

    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.

    Each course has a limited number of places. To ensure your students are able to choose their desired course, we strongly recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

    Program Two:  GLOBEX   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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