The Beijing Exchange is an exchange program where you can spend 16 weeks in Beijing. You will complete an Education Internship teaching English in elementary and middle school classrooms together with required program courses in Chinese Culture and Literature.
When does the exchange take place?
There are two exchange periods:
- The Fall Exchange runs from the end of August to December and
- the Winter Exchange runs from early February to June
- A once in a lifetime experience
- Accommodations (on campus) and food are included
- An incredible opportunity to experience taking a leadership role in the classroom
- Earn university credits while taking fascinating courses in Chinese culture and literature including Martial Arts, Mandarin, Chinese Paper Cutting and Calligraphy.
How to apply
Reach out to the Academic Programs Liaison Officer at the Office of the Principal (Wanda Thorne | firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible for more information.
Applications are typically due in January for the following year.
Beijing Exchange Courses
By completing the Beijing Exchange Program, you'll earn credit towards your Education and Society Minor and degree for the following courses:
VIC361H0F/S | A Study of Chinese Literature and Culture
A Study of Chinese Literature and Culture
Professor Lawrence Geng
VIC395Y0F/S | Studies in Chinese Culture
Studies in Chinese Culture
This course takes place on exchange, in Beijing, China. Students will study five traditional Chinese arts topics and their impact on Chinese culture.
Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Science, Social Science
EDS360Y0 | Education Internship
Professor Julia Forgie
This internship is completed while on exchange in Beijing, China.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in Education and Society Minor, VIC362H1/EDU311H1
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)