About the China Exchange Program

Sophomores, juniors, and first-semester seniors of any major may apply to spend one semester (fall) at Communication University of China (CUC), located in Beijing.

This will be an opportunity for Emerson students to study Chinese culture and history and take a class in Mandarin Chinese. Applicants should be self-sufficient, highly motivated, independent, and ready for a challenge.

Emerson students will be enrolled for 16 credits of coursework. CUC offers a limited number of courses in English.  Emerson students are required to take a Mandarin Chinese course.

CUC’s International Residence Center offers international students western-style dorm rooms to live in. Meals can be purchased at the two student canteens, which offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is in Chinese.  There is a large supermarket and a number of cafes on campus, including some Western food options. Meals, spending money, travel expenses, visa application fees, and other expenses are the responsibility of the individual student.

International Center
CUC’s International Center—student dorm rooms are on the upper floors.