• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Students must have completed one year of college.
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: 3rd Semester Chinese
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Business, Chinese, computer science, engineering and sciences

Classroom Language

Chinese, English


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early September – Early July
Fall: Early September – Late January* 
Spring: Early February – Late July

*Students who participate in the fall program often return too late for the spring semester at UW-Madison.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2016-17  9/16/2016
Fall 2017-18  2/24/2017
Year 2017-18  2/24/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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China, Beijing
Tsinghua University Exchange

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Become immersed in the rich culture and history of China while studying at Tsinghua University in Beijing. This program allows participants to enroll in university courses in a variety of fields while studying alongside international and Chinese students. This program is ideal for students from business, science and engineering majors who wish to take courses taught in English or who have a high enough proficiency in Chinese to take a course taught in Chinese. Students on this program should be prepared for an independent experience at Tsinghua University. There is not a UW Madison staff member onsite. However, Tsinghua's Foreign Affairs Office offers support to all international students on campus.

Beijing, China's capital, has served as China's leading center for learning and culture for more than 700 years. It is the political and administrative center of the country and a communications and transportation hub. With a population of 12.5 million and growing, it is the second largest city in China after Shanghai. At its core is the Forbidden City with the Imperial Palace and throne room of China's emperors. Surrounding the city center is a mixture of traditional neighborhoods, modern industrial quarters, and suburbs of high-rise office buildings, apartments, and luxury hotels. In anticipation of its new role as an international conference and meeting site, Beijing is in a frenzy of refurbishing historical monuments, razing swaths of buildings to make way for the redesign of city thoroughfares, and construction of vast new facilities to accommodate both foreign visitors and the needs of its expanding economy.

Learning Objectives

IAP has overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Chinese perspectives on academic disciplines.