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UF in Beijing - Internship (Chinese Commerce and Culture)
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer C
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer C
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer C 2018 03/01/2018
03/01/2018 05/07/2018 07/25/2018

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
English Program Advisor: Anuja Parikh
Type of Credit:
UF GPA Program Type: Internship, UF Sponsored
Business Administration Field of Study: Business Administration, Cultural Studies
Program Description:

UF in Beijing - Internship

Summer C: May 7, 2018 - July 25, 2018

About the Program

The UF in Beijing Internship program offers students a unique opportunity to learn about China’s commerce and culture while completing a business internship at a Chinese company in the capital city of Beijing.  Students who participate in this program will gain valuable industry experience related to their major, learn some basic Mandarin skills, develop professional skills, network with business professionals in China, and learn what it is like to work in a multinational and multicultural setting.  No Chinese language skills are required as all placements have English speaking supervisors.

Internship Placements

Finance & Accounting, Architecture & Real Estate, Business, Engineering, Green Technology, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, IT, Legal, Logistics, Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Media & Creative Industries, NGOs, Charities, Not for Profit, Tourism and Travel.

Chinese language skills are not required.  Students will have an English speaking supervisor.

About the Location

Beijing is a city of contradictions.  It is the seat of the Chinese Communist Party yet home to fifty-two companies in the Fortune Global 500.  It is the stronghold of traditional Chinese heritage and yet the laboratory for China’s most innovative thinkers.  It is an international hub in the country but offers a history, cuisine, and culture that is distinctly Chinese in flavor.


Students will enjoy guided tours of Chinese heritage sites, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, 798 Art District, and the Llama Temple.  Students will begin their time in Beijing with an overnight camping trip on a remote section of the Great Wall of China.  Students will also enjoy two cultural dinners, two Chinese performances, and numerous social events in the city.

LEARN about Chinese history, business culture, politics and current events

EXPERIENCE sites of historical and cultural importance

CONNECT with interns from Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S.

INTERN with multinational Chinese companies in Beijing


Course Information

Course taught by UF Faculty

GEB 4956: Chinese Commerce and Culture (3 UFGPA credits)

GEB 4941: Internship (3 UF GPA credits)


  • open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Resume
  • Interview with program director
  • Chinese language skills are not required


Students will live in a double-accommodation 4 star hotel for the first week of the program.  After the first week, students will have a single room in a two to three bedroom condominium that they will share with other student interns.  All accommodations include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a western style bathroom, a television, and a full kitchen.   

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroadprogram; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this program, including scholarships. Most financial aid that you would receive on campus can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program 2018.


2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $7,400

A $350 non-refundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application.
The remaining fees due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 UF GPA credits, internship placement, airport pickup, on-site orientation, welcome banquet, housing, morning meals for five days, two cultural dinners, guided excursions, Great Wall camping trip, survival Chinese language course, Chinese business seminar, social events, volunteering opportunities, business cards, Chinese sim card, Beijing metro card, international health insurance, emergency medical expenses.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, most meals, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Anuja Parikh

Faculty Program Director
Jason Ward

301 Heavener Hall


This program is currently not accepting applications.