Summer 2013 Program Dates: June 7th to August 2nd, 2013*
Over 3,000 years ago the first stitching on the intricate tapestry of Beijing began. This tapestry is still being vigorously stitched today. A history weaving complex and colorful stories are along the way. This capitol city is the nation’s political, economic, and cultural center. A testament to its incredulity, the immense Great Wall is a structure resurrected during the Ming dynasty that spans over 370 miles. The splendor of the “Forbidden City,” created during the Ming and Qing dynasties as well, includes a massive purple palace constructed with classic imperial architectural style. Modern renovations in the “Forbidden City” include a Starbucks on the first pavilion, satisfying tourists’ need for caffeine, but also Beijing’s craving for international presence.
Beijing is northern China’s main transportation hub the very center of Chinese action. People from all over China and the rest of the world take residence in this Asian metropolis. Within Beijing’s center is Tiananmen Square, the third largest city square in the world. It is a hustling highly populated area home to the impressive Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the enormous Tiananmen Tower. To immerse in the local culture of Beijing would be to spend a few hours wandering around the square.
Through the buzz of bicycle traffic or the quiet of Beijing’s lush gardens, to experience the best of China you must travel to Beijing. It contains all of today’s finest resources immersed with the most fascinating cultural artifacts of ancient China. The importance of the tapestry of Beijing is that the stitches of the past allow us to reflect and consider the patterns to come.
Summer 2013 Full Program: $7195
Full Program without housing: $3000
*Fall, Spring, Customized and Study Abroad programs are also available year round. Please inquire for more information. To learn more about the Internship process please visit: Experiences International Placement Process
Experiences International offers exceptional international internship, study abroad and volunteer abroad experiences for individuals from around the world. We are currently accepting applications for the year round rolling customized programs, the fall and spring 2012/2013 study Abroad programs, and the 2013 summer internship programs.
The EiAbroad program is designed for individuals of all ages and experiences. As visa requirements vary by location, please contact an EiAbroad program coordinator for more details. Citizens from outside of the US and Canada, and EU citizens, please visit your respective embassy for specific eligibility requirements. Upon acceptance into EiAbroad, a $500 deposit is required to move forward with matching and placement. Placement with a host company is guaranteed. In the event that Experiences International cannot not place a student, the deposit will be refunded. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more details.
As the second the 2nd largest city in the world, Beijing is China’s political, economic, trade, cultural, and educational epicenter. Close to the port of Tianjin, Beijing serves as the most important transportation hub and port of entry in China. From shipping giants to technology behemoths to industrial magnates of the east, EiAbroad’s Beijing internship program is where the next generation of global leaders need to be.
In addition to the vast options of art, nightlife and old city culture that Beijing offers, EiAbroad internships in Beijing will provide the opportunity to engage in guided tours throughout China. This includes guided tours of Guilin and Shanghai. What are you waiting for?
“I was a little uncertain traveling to Beijing. I had only ever been to English-speaking countries. I was scared to be immersed in a culture so foreign to me. However, it ended up being an eye-opening and inspiring experience. I gained self-confidence as I figured out my way around. I became more open to different kinds of cultural experiences. I stepped way out of my comfort level, and because of this, I feel like I can tackle anything.” – Megan (University of Minnesota)