Study Abroad



You will live and study in the beautiful city of Beijing, China with its rich culture heritage. During your stay you will visit sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven, while studying at Beijing Jiaotong University. This is a very unique opportunity to take a software development camp while exploring the ancient yet burgeoning city of Beijing.

Read EdCC student Jay Sanchez's blog on his summer 2017 experience studying abroad HERE.

Course/Program Specifics

Two Week Option:  IT Software Camp Only
Extended Four Week Option:  Chinese Culture + IT Software Camp

IT Summer School at School of Software Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University combines cutting-edge technologies and experiencing Chinese culture. The IT Software Camp is guided by experts from famous IT companies.

You will work in small teams to design a creative mobile application for Android from scratch and learn how to install it on devices. Classes are held every morning, from Monday through Friday, with cultural workshops two afternoons per week. The Chinese Culture extension is guided by experienced Chinese-as-a-foreign-language teachers at Beijing Jiaotong University. Students will learn basic Chinese language and will take field trips around Beijing and experience Chinese cultural activities such as calligraphy, tea ceremony, traditional knitting and paper cutting. Classes are held every morning, from Monday through Friday, with culture workshops two afternoons per week including tours of the Great Wall of China, and famous caves of Beijing.


You will live in the on-site dormitories with other international students, with a standard room for 2 persons and a private bathroom. . From it you can branch out to the city within walking distance to the subway station. Different meals are available on campus in the student "canteens" or cafeterias, and students are encouraged to venture out from campus to try different ethnic foods of China, Halal, western and other Asian food.

Cost and Dates APPROXIMATE

Duration: 2 weeks or 2 + 2 weeks
Tuition: waived
Dormitory: approx ~ $12/ day
Meals: On campus approx ~ $8/ day (3 meals)
Sites tour entrance ticket fees: approx ~ $82/4 weeks
Based on enrollment of up to 14 participants, the fee per person will be the above, plus airfare and travel insurance (approx $1.50/day)

NOTE: Each student is responsible for obtaining a valid visa and health insurance prior to his/her arrival in China.

Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates (Approximate):

2 weeks: July 03 - July 14, 2018

4 weeks: June 19-July 14, 2018

Application Deadline: April 27th, 2018

Pre-departure Orientation

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location:  Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall, 301

What to Bring: A signed copy of the Student Guidelines, a copy of your passport, flight itineraries, a notepad to take notes, and questions. You should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever you feel should attend with you. 

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Make an appointment with your study abroad advisor and begin the application process!