General Information

Headquartered in
Donald H. Pfister, Dean of the Summer School

Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Telephone: +1-617-495-4024
  • Address: 51 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138-3722 USA


The Harvard Summer Program in Beijing, also called Harvard-Beijing Academy (HBA), gives Chinese language students the opportunity to explore this richly historic city while participating in intensive language instruction. The program offers 4 intensive courses in modern Chinese at the intermediate and advanced levels, as well as a 1-week social study project. The language training is embedded in the Chinese setting, with speakers from many sectors of Chinese society joining the participants to discuss their lives.