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Harvard Summer Program in Beijing: Harvard Beijing Academy

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Program Information


Beijing, China





Minimum Language Requirement

Completion of the L2 level of host language, or equivalent.

Area of Focus

Arts & Humanities


Study Center


The Harvard Summer Program in Beijing, also called Harvard-Beijing Academy (HBA), gives Chinese language students the opportunity to explore this richly historic city while participating in intensive language instruction. The program offers intensive courses in modern Chinese at the intermediate and advanced levels, as well as a one-week social study project. The curriculum is designed to develop and reinforce all aspects of Chinese language ability, including speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing, in authentic cultural contexts.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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Richard U. Light Fellowship

This program is eligible for the Light Fellowship. To learn more about this funding opportunity, including eligibility requirements, the application process, and deadlines, please visit their website.