Beijing, China

This program includes intensive Chinese language study, classes in Chinese history, and ample opportunities to explore and discover the dynamic city of Beijing.
By participating in weekly Wu-Shu and art classes, exploring all corners of Beijing, and practicing Chinese on a daily basis, students will fully immerse themselves into Chinese culture. Weekend excursions typically include Xian and the Great Wall of China. Students will receive academic credit for this seminar.

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  • Eligibility

    Students are eligible to travel at the conclusion of their sophomore or junior year. Interested freshmen or seniors must contact the Vice President for Global Mission and Identity to inquire about program participation.
  • Academic Credit

    This program will offer .5 credit that will be officially listed on the student’s transcript and will be used when factoring a student’s cumulative GPA. Please note that the credit offered does not replace any required classes at BC High.
  • The Host Family Experience

    Because cultural immersion is such an important part of our exchange program, and in an effort to keep our cost reasonable, our students stay with host families during all of our exchange programs. BC High students who host an exchange student in their home and participate in an international seminar have the most fulfilling experience. For this reason, it is the expectation of all students who hope to travel abroad to serve as a host family. Whenever possible, a BC High student will stay with the family of the student who may have previously stayed in his home. Students from Beijing typically come to BC High in January and stay for 3 weeks.
  • Program Costs

    Estimated at $3,500 - Cost includes program tuition, board, meals, travel within Beijing, and entrance fees. Expenses that are not included are: round-trip air travel, personal items, and services such as passport fees, phone calls, and personal spending money. (Final cost is determined by participation.) Financial aid is available through the application process.
  • Program Dates

    This program is estimated to run for three weeks at the conclusion of the academic school year. Final dates are determined based upon participation at the time of ticket purchase. 

Have a Question?

Please contact Jenny Ehalt, Associate Director, Hyde Center at or 617-474-5017 to learn more about the program or to set up a time to meet.

At a Glance

School Name: The Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University

School Type: Co-ed non-Jesuit school

Location: Beijing, China

Year Program Established: 2002

Program Theme: Academic Exchange

Length of Stay: Approximately three weeks

Group Size: 10-15 students

Language Requirements: None. Preference to those studying Chinese