Study Abroad Resources

Where can you go to find out about studying abroad in China?


The Institute of International Education IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories

With thousands of study abroad program listings, the IIEPassport Study Abroad Directory provides resources to help students, parents and advisers plan and prepare for study abroad.

IIEPassport Study Abroad in China

This comprehensive guide to finding programs in China includes 350 programs open to US graduate and undergraduate students offered by the US and Chinese governments, third-party organizations, private foundations and US higher education institutions. This magazine is designed especially for students and features information on scholarships and funding resources to study abroad in China, advice from students who have studied in China, and more.

IIE Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for US undergraduate students at two- or four-year colleges or universities with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Need-based funding assists recipients with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books and other expenses.

Hanban/Confucius Institute Opportunities

10,000 scholarships — 2,500 annually for four years — will be available through various Confucius Institutes in the United States. These scholarships will be available to US students in high school, college or graduate school, as well as teachers and educators. These scholarships will cover all in-country costs and provide 10,000 Americans with the opportunity to study in China. Interested students and educators should apply to the nearest Confucius Institute, which administers these scholarships.

School Year Abroad: SYA China in Beijing for High Schoolers

Are you ready to reach beyond the classroom, the country, and even the normal limits of life while earning high school credit? Spend your junior or senior year in a high-quality American school in Beijing. School Year Abroad’s study abroad model combines the challenge of classes taught in Mandarin and cultural immersion outside of school, with the support of studying alongside American peers. Plus, you’ll keep up with English and math, taught by faculty from top independent schools. Be one with the community as you live with a local family, experiencing its foods, celebrations, language and traditions. Travel around urban and rural China, while mastering a challenging curriculum centered on Chinese culture and global environmental science. The world is calling you. Answer it at SYA China.

G-MEO: Global Maximum Education Opportunities

G-MEO partners with the Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance and the Taipei: Yuan Ze University to fit student interests regardless of major. They also run the Chengdu American Center and works with 21 partner and affiliate American universities. Programs are available for the spring, fall, and summer semesters. A multitude of scholarships are available to students to provide an affordable opportunity.

Semester or Full Year Abroad in Beijing with TBC 

The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC) provides a unique environment for students from all over the world to begin their engagement with China by offering immersive semester, year-long, summer, and j-term programs for undergraduate students. Partnered with the University of International Business and Economics and the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities, The Beijing Center’s mission is to promote mutual understanding between China and other cultures. What makes us unique is our placement in a long and storied tradition of Jesuit education, one that teaches us that true cultural engagement starts first with friendship. Whether you are a newcomer or an old China hand, the experiences TBC provides will change and challenge the way you think about China and in turn, change your life.