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Study Abroad in China

Asia is intellectually inspiring and challenging for Notre Dame students, who have numerous opportunities to study at one of Asia’s top universities or to participate in distinctive Notre Dame-designed international programs. These programs offer courses in language immersion, business studies, professional engagement, engineering collaboration, and service learning with academic, corporate, and other organizational partners.

Notre Dame Global offers students several options to study in Beijing and Shanghai for a semester or academic year:

Beijing: Peking University (PKU)

This new bilateral exchange program offers students the opportunity to enroll in Undergraduate courses alongside local students from PKU. Students may pursue courses in disciplines such as chemistry and molecular engineering, life sciences, psychology, Chinese language and literatures, history, philosophy, international studies, economics, sociology, art, engineering, and more.

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Beijing TBC

This program with The Beijing Center (TBC) gives students the opportunity to take courses in English while immersing themselves in the culture of Beijing, China. Proficiency in the Chinese language is not required for this program, but it is recommended that students take one semester of Chinese prior to studying abroad. Courses are available in English in such disciplines as Business & Economics, Chinese Language & Culture, Film and Communications, History, Literature, Theology, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and more. The program is hosted on the campus of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing.

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Students participate in one of three tracks offered through the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) through its program at East China Normal University in Shanghai. ​This program will be most attractive to Notre Dame students in the College of Arts & Letters and business students with a serious interest in Chinese language acquisition. No science or engineering courses are currently available through CIEE in Shanghai, but it is possible for ND students from these colleges to earn general university or college elective credits.

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Study Abroad in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, the former British colony and now the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a thriving and vibrant city of almost seven million. While legally part of China, Hong Kong is secluded from main land China as a dependency with a high degree of autonomy. The former colony has its own laws, separate immigration controls, financial system and is officially bi-lingual (Cantonese and English). It is a commercial and economic center surrounded by the natural beauty of the South China Sea and its nearby islands. The transportation network is excellent and Hong Kong's shopping opportunities are world famous. In Hong Kong you can find the all the conveniences of modern living side-by-side with the reminders of its historic past. Visitor highlights such as Ocean Park, the fantastic view at the top of Victoria Peak and beautiful Repulse Bay draw tourists and residents alike.

Notre Dame Global offers several exchange programs in Hong Kong.