After years of delicious Shaanxi noodles and ancient Silk Road treasures, our Alliance program center in Xi'an is on hiatus... but that doesn't mean you can't still have a truly amazing Alliance China experience!
The Alliance program centers in Shanghai and Beijing are accepting applications for all semester and summer opportunities, including intensive language study and hands-on internships. Check out your options in Shanghai and Beijing here.
Here's what Alliance students have shared about their rewarding experiences in China:
- “I love China. I'm not sure when that happened. For the first month, I thought that I would never fit in. Thought that there was just so much Chinese to learn that I would never make progress. Thought that I wouldn't meet people and see the real China. But at some point, I got through enough of the language barrier to function. To make friends. To learn how to walk through crowds and cross streets. I've built routines and made friends and found a place here.” - Kaedi L. from University of Tulsa
- “Sure, Beijing is not Paris, nor is it Barcelona, but Beijing is Beijing. The capital of one of the most powerful and most intriguing countries in the world, Beijing is a living and breathing historical site that is continuously transforming and molding itself to modernity.” - Audrey S. from The George Washington University
- "Having studied in China, I can't look at that Shanghai skyline and not see a symbol for China's growth and transformation into a first-world superpower. I can't help but feel that I'm a part of the future here, than I'm part of something very special. To be able to talk intelligently about China from a social, political, or economic standpoint after just a semester of study feels to me like a real accomplishment." - Michael G. from Cornell University
Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
317-940-9336 / 317-940-4248
Not sure which program's right for you? Contact a student who recently returned from an Alliance program in China!