GO China: Culture and Language

Immerse yourself in a four-week Chinese culture and language summer programme in the heart of Beijing.

Coronavirus update:

We have taken the decision to cancel GO China 2020 to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. We plan to run the programme in summer 2021. If you applied for GO China 2020 and would like to apply for the 2021 programme, we will make an effort to give you some priority. 

Programme at a glance

When? Four weeks from 5th July to 1st August 2020
Where? Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China
How much? The programme and tutition cost is £800. Beijing Institute of Technology provide accommodation free of charge. You will need to pay for other costs including flights, insurance, visa, subsistence etc. Some bursaries are available. See our costs section for more information.

Who? Open to all undergraduates, not in their final year. Priority will be given to students not on a Study Abroad course. See our eligibility section for more information.

Find out more: Come along to an info session to learn more about GO China:
Wednesday 5th February 2pm, Senate House 5.10

Application deadline: Extended to Sunday 8th March 2020

Why you should go

  • Learn basic Mandarin Chinese
  • Enjoy a range of classes that may include Chinese history, economy, painting and calligraphy
  • Study at a highly ranked research university
  • Stay in a standout location in the Chinese capital
  • Gain international experience while deepening your understanding of China's culture
  • Acquire cross-cultural skills greatly valued by employers
  • Explore China on trips designed to develop your cultural and linguistic experience
  • Mix with other University of Bristol students taking the GO China: STEM Futures programme. 

How to apply

I gained a whole group of new friends, a desire to live and work in China, invaluable experience of the culture and language and a great feel for what Beijing is like.


Contact us

Email: summer-abroad@bristol.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
In person: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

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