General Information

Headquartered in
Jessica Greenbaum, Asia Study Abroad Coordinator

Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Global Education, 1380 Lawrence Street , Denver, Colorado 80217
  • Tel: 1-303-315-0024
  • E-mail:

Online Presence

  • Other


ICB is a joint education program between the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) in Denver, Colorado, USA and China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. This partnership, formed in 1994, was one of the first of its kind approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. ICB is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the U.S. and maintains a reputation as a challenging, robust academic program.

At ICB students earn a bachelor of arts degree from UC Denver with a major in either economics or communication. Courses are taught in English by UC Denver faculty on the China Agricultural University campus in Beijing. The curriculum is academically rigorous and equal to that of the economics or communication major on the downtown Denver campus. Beijing students have an opportunity to study on the downtown Denver campus and U.S. students may chose to study in Beijing as well, fostering a truly global classroom experience.

In Beijing, ICB is located on the east campus of China Agricultural University in the Haidian district north of downtown Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. The campus is a thirty-minute ride from downtown Beijing, Beijing International Airport and major cultural centers such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace.

International Colleges Beijing courses are CU Denver courses. Students earn CU Denver undergraduate credit and courses appear on students’ transcripts as regular CU Denver courses.

Students may stay for a semester, a year, or more taking classes that fulfill elective or major credit.  While the foci of the program are for Communication and Economics majors, other course offerings include: English, History, International Studies, Math, Geography, Philosophy, Political Science, Accounting, and Sociology.

All non-Chinese students are required to take Chinese Language (beginning through intermediate) and Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society. Chinese, American, and other international students are integrated in the same classroom giving students the opportunity to experience different viewpoints, create lasting friendships, and develop global contacts.