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Cori Filson, Director, Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

Contact Information

  • US Office Address: Office of International Programs at Skidmore College, Starbuck Center 102, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY , 12866-1632
  • Tel: +1 518 580 5355
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Skidmore's China program, offered during the fall semester only, offers students a variety of options - all of which allow them to engage in one of the world's most interesting and important societies. In China, students will discover a fascinating blend of ancient traditions and rapid modernizations. The Skidmore in China program offers two distinct academic tracks in Shanghai and two additional academic tracks in Beijing.

  • Shanghai Business Studies

  • Shanghai 21st Century China

  • Beijing Language Studies

  • Beijing Area Studies

All four options give students the chance to study Mandarin and contemporary issues in Chinese society.

  • Courses taught in English, combined with intensive Mandarin language study

  • Internship option for all four tracks

  • Orientation and post-program seminars in Beijing and Shanghai respectively, allowing you to engage in both cities in substantive ways

  • Comprehensive academic support, including Chinese peer tutors

  • Superior on-site student support

  • Housing with Chinese families or with Chinese students in residence hall

  • Cultural activities in and around host city, plus an extended field trip