CIEE Beijing Environmental, Cultural, & Economic Sustainability
As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is at the center of much that happens in China. It is a city of over 15 million people struggling to adapt as China emerges as a global player. As a political center, bureaucracy is widespread. Changes in Beijing have moved quickly, and the city continues to grow. Beijing also reflects China’s long and evolving history when different dynasties were based there and constructed some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall and the Summer Palace.
Come gain critical insight into the field of sustainability in contemporary China. Given the country’s continued urban growth, China is an ideal site to explore the impact of such development on resources and the environment, both within cities and the surrounding areas. Through coursework, experiential learning, and independent research, you’ll use Beijing and rural sites as a laboratory for understanding emerging topics in the field of sustainability studies.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
- 2.75 GPA
- Previous coursework in sustainability, environmental studies, global studies, anthropology, or sociology is helpful but not required.
Language Skill: None