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Spend a semester in the capital one of the most dynamic economies of the world
and host to some of today’s important business stories! Beijing is at the heart
of the world’s second largest economy and the home of many of China’s most important
cultural and financial institutions: Tiananmen Square, dozens of Fortune Global
500 companies, the Great Wall of China, the People’s Bank of China. Live with an
English-speaking Chinese roommate, stroll around the nearby Olympic Village, engage
in an exciting internship, and travel around the world’s most populous country.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business has partnered with the University of International
Business and Economics (UIBE) and The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer students
an immersive, academic, and fascinating program. Building off the existing relationship
with UIBE as part of the Smith Executive MBA program, our undergraduate students
have many opportunities for an engaging experience through events like dinner with
Smith faculty and networking with the area executives.
Enroll in up to 6 courses through TEAN and UIBE:
Core course (required) Chinese Culture and History – Gives students an understanding
of modern China and its traditional customs and belief systems. Also includes weekend
Language Course (optional, but strongly recommended) – Elementary or Business
Chinese (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced).
Electives – A wide range of business courses available, including Marketing,
Management, Finance, Economics, Law. Courses are evaluated at UMD as transfer credit.
Internship – Students have the opportunity to undertake a part-time internship
in conjunction with their academic studies, with the possibility of being extended
through the summer.
Students live in pre-arranged housing offered by TEAN. Accommodation consists
of full-furnished off-campus apartments, with an opportunity to have integrated
housing with local Chinese students. This provides an excellent opportunity for
fuller immersion into Chinese culture and the Mandarin culture. All apartments come
pre-equipped with wireless internet access.
Program Fees (estimated)
Program Fee: $10,650 (includes tuition, excursions, orientation, etc)
Optional Part-time internship: $500
Study Abroad Fee: $400
TEAN UMD Discount: ($400)
Scholarships are available from the University of Maryland Education Abroad office,
TEAN, and other sources. The Smith School Office of Global Programs has a limited
amount of $5000 summer support scholarships for eligible Smith School students.
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Dates and Deadlines
Spring: February – July
Fall: September – December
Eligibility & How to Apply
The Smith-in-Beijing program is open to any undergraduate student interested
in China and business. This program is not restricted to Smith School students,
and students from other schools are encouraged to apply. Non-Smith students will
have less variety in course selection, however. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative
Admission to the program is made on a rolling basis and early application is
strongly encouraged. Please visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/global or contact Chris Olson
at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.