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Alliance for Global Education: Popular Culture and Social Change
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Alliance for Global Education 
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Core Program Attributes:
Center-based Program, Internship
Minimum GPA:
Housing Options:
Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay
Approved by:
Open to:
Junior, Senior
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco
Program Description:
Study Abroad in BeijingAlliance Logo Crop
with the Alliance for Global Education:
Popular Culture and Social Change

  • Interact with cutting-edge practitioners and scholars of music, arts, and design inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Explore the issues driving social change in China through 15 credits of coursework in contemporary culture, the arts, and foreign policy.
  • Make a documentary film:  learn the art and technique of film-making while exploring a specific area of your academic interests.
  • Build your resume with an internship at a Chinese or multi-national company, arts-related organization, NGO, think tank, or government organization.
  • Gain perspective on China outside of the capital through a field study trip to Yunnan or Qinghai in Western China.

Beijing’s place at the forefront of Chinese popular culture and social change has deeply influenced new generations of Chinese and has profoundly shaped their views of the world. An ancient seat of government, and home to a vibrant art and music scene, Beijing has emerged as an epicenter for contemporary Chinese culture in a way that extends beyond the elites into the mainstream urban population, creating new cultural possibilities and reflecting larger scale changes in China as a whole.

Visit our website for more information about our Popular Culture and Social Change program, including course syllabi, co-curricular activities, student housing, and previous internship placements. 

Contact a program graduate to learn about the Alliance experience through a student's eyes!

Apply now! Consider submitting an application for one of the Alliance's need-based scholarships at the same time as you apply for you
r study abroad program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.

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