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Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

Skidmore in China

Unique Characteristics of Skidmore in China

  • Courses taught in English, combined with intensive Mandarin language study
  • Internship option for all four tracks
  • Orientation and post-program seminars in Beijing and Shanghai respectively, allowing you to engage in both cities in substantive ways
  • Comprehensive academic support, including Chinese peer tutors
  • Superior on-site student support
  • Housing with Chinese families or with Chinese students in residence hall
  • Cultural activities in and around host city, plus an extended field trip

Program Overview

Skidmore's China program, offered during the FALL SEMESTER ONLY, offers students a variety of options - all of which allow them to engage in one of the world's most interesting and important societies. In China, students will discover a fascinating blend of ancient traditions and rapid modernizations. The Skidmore in China program offers two distinct academic tracks in Shanghai and two additional academic tracks in Beijing.
  • Shanghai Business Studies
  • Shanghai 21st Century China
  • Beijing Language Studies
  • Beijing Area Studies
All four options give students the chance to study Mandarin and contemporary issues in Chinese society.


Contact OCSE for expanded options in China