Improve your Chinese, learn about China, and build your résumé, all in one semester. You'll pursue an internship at a local organization such as Blue Ocean Network (BON) Satellite TV, Huiling Center for People with Mental Disabilities, or Women’s Watch Legal Defense Center. You'll take Chinese language classes and electives taught in English. The program also uses its longstanding guanxi (connections) to introduce you to prominent journalists, researchers, and professionals in Beijing, a city of movers and shakers. The program is open to students of all Chinese language levels, even absolute beginners.
Pursue an Internship. Improve your Chinese. Learn about China.
Internships at media groups, NGOs, policy centers, clinics, service organizations, philanthropic associations
Chinese language classes that cover one year of material in fall/spring, and one semester of material during the summer
Electives in: environmental studies, film, history, philosophy, political science
Insider's access to events, sites and key players around Beijing
If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the UMass IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. Note that you must also apply directly to the program provider.
If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please come to the Education Abroad Advising Center for advising, located at 455 Hills South Building, open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates / Deadlines:
UMass/IPO Application Deadline
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.