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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Language Requirements: Chinese - 2 Semesters
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: Chinese Language, International Studies
Program Description:
Button - OverviewChina - BLCU
2 Button - Fast Facts
3 Button - Academics
4 Button - Housing
5 Button - Financing

Button - Overview      
BLCU brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring global communications and exchanges with real impact today and in the future. More than 6,000 international students every year have granted the university a nick name “Little United Nations”. BLCU delivers the world's largest Chinese language program, a broad range of other languages and culture programs, as well as other humanity and social sciences programs with the aim to enhance the global and cross-cultural education for our undergraduate students in order to empower them to be leaders in their prospective careers.  BLCU has gradually become a multidisciplinary international university where its core strengths of language education and research has led to the further development of related subjects. BLCU offers an ever-increasing range of specializations, covering subjects such as Literature, Economics, Law, Engineering, History, Education and Management. There are 26 undergraduate programs, all of which are open to foreign students.

Beijing is an ancient city with a history of more than 3,000 years, during which it served as a capital for more than 800 years. It is a world-famous historical and cultural city that reflects the continuity of Chinese civilization and an international metropolis engaged in making itself a World City with Chinese characteristics. It is a harmonious, livable city that is imbued with the Beijing Spirit: Patriotism, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Virtue.Location.  Beijing lies on the north end of the North China Plain. Beijing borders the city of Tianjin and Hebei Province.

2 Button - Fast Facts   
  • Campus:
    • More than 46,000 students on campus with about 7400 international students
    • 40 Language labs
  • City:
    • Beijing covers an area of 16,410.54 square kilometres; 38.6 percent of its area consists of flat plains, while 61.4 percent is mountainous
  • Weather:
    • Beijing has a temperate, continental monsoon climate, characterized by short springs and autumns, hot and rainy summers and cold and dry winters.
    • Academic Calendar: Academic Calendar 2015-2016.pdf

3 Button - Academics    
BLCU offers courses related to Foreign Languages, International Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Information Science. 

You can find specific courses available at this link

One year of college level Chinese is required for participation. 

4 Button - Housing   
On campus housing is available to exchange students. Most rooms include television, air-conditioner, refrigerator, telephone, Internet, wall-closet, desk, chair, bed, bedding, public kitchen, etc. More information about housing, photos and a campus map can be located at this link
China - BLCU Housing
5 Button - Financing   
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

ASI Scholarship
China - Beijing City

•   I took solely Chinese language classes. I took 5 language courses to help with speaking, writing and grammar. I also took a martial arts class for fun. They are taught in Chinese, no English and at a very fast pace.
•   I took language classes (listening, reading, writing, speaking). The classes were more intensive, fast paced, average to high level of difficulty learning the material. The teaching is interactive, class sizes are relatively small – 15 – 20 students. The classes are focused on achieving the goal that is set before it.
•   I took reading, listening, pronunciation, speaking, and comprehension. It’s really difficult to take Chinese class in China because professors only speak in Chinese. I studied a lot to catch up in class.
     — Spring, 2013 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/07/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/07/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/03/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.