Studying abroad in college is increasingly important for both economic and foreign policy reasons. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both actively promoted international education, launching the “100,000 Strong” initiatives to promote exchanges to China, Latin America, and the Caribbean. “I am asking all American students to think about expanding your own worldview by studying in another country,” Clinton says. “To remain the leader in this ever-changing world, we have to push ourselves not just to think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well.”
Want to be part of the “100,000 Strong” initiative? Check out CAPA International Education’s program in Beijing, China. With a history that dates back over 3,000 years, Beijing is a mix of ancient and modern, and the CAPA Beijing Program allows students to explore the city through courses and internships. Students live and study at Capital Normal University, which offers language courses for all levels as well as courses in other subjects taught in English. The campus houses students from around the world, and from CNU it is easy to reach the rest of Beijing by bus or metro.
There’s funding to study abroad in China too! Abroad101 is committed to expanding access to study abroad for all students and is providing scholarship opportunities every month for students to expand their horizons. We are currently partnered with EiAbroad to promote scholarships to Shanghai, China and numerous other locations. Apply today to win 1 of 4 $2,500 scholarships to intern or study abroad in 2013. Click here for more information and to apply!
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