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Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2020
    September 2, 2020 to December 20, 2020


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


CET Beijing


Open to undergraduate and professional degree students only

Must be a citizen and/or permanent resident of China

Opportunity Description

While you study away from Cornell this fall semester, be a part of an academic community and go beyond the classroom with CET Beijing. Take in-person courses with CET or at Capital Normal University (CNU). Supplement your Cornell coursework with activities designed to complement your studies.


  • Keep on track at Cornell with 12-15 credits online, offered asynchronously
  • Take one course with CET or Capital Normal University
  • Live with other CET Beijing students in a student residence hall
  • Enjoy access to student facilities and extra-curricular activities
  • Benefit from orientation and access to support staff

Housing and Meals

Being part of a living and learning environment is a core, and therefore required, aspect of all study away options. 

Study Away students at CET Beijing live on campus in student residence halls with a roommate. Rooms have en suite bathrooms, communal kitchens, and access to Wifi.

Meals are not included, but are available in cafeterias on campus.

Health and Safety

CET Beijing will comply with local, regional, and national health and safety requirements.

Application Process

If you are eligible for more than one study away option, complete an application for your first choice, and indicate your back-up choices.

  1. Use the "Apply" button below to complete Cornell application by July 10, 11:59pm, EDT - late submissions cannot be considered
  2. Once selected,*
    • commit to the study away program by communicated deadline - students who fail to commit by the deadline will have their applications withdrawn
    • Register with Study Away partner**  

*Education Abroad advisors will select applications based on eligibility and availability and will inform students that they are selected July 13-17.

**The link to the partner application will be given to students upon acceptance by Cornell.  Students must follow the study away program's process and timeline to apply for housing and course registration.


  • Cornell advisor for study away application process: Each "Study Away" opportunity has a dedicated advisor in the Education Abroad team of the Office of Global Learning.  The advisor for this program is listed in the side panel.
  • Cornell school/college contacts: Each school and college at Cornell supports  international students participating in the Fall "Cornell Study Away" option, and you will have online access to all student services as a registered Cornell student.

While we cannot bring "The Hill" to you, you can share your Cornell spirit with peers as you live and study together.