The Brittany and Adam J. Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) Program offers Cornell undergraduate students a study abroad opportunity in Beijing, China through its partnership with the School of International Studies at Peking University (PKU or Beida), China’s most distinguished institution of higher learning.
- CAPS majors and minors attend a course of study for one semester at Beida - taking two CAPS core courses on China’s domestic transformation and international relations, one Chinese language course, and other available Beida courses all for Cornell credit.
- While in Beijing, participating students also undertake internships in governments, businesses, the media, think tanks, or other organizations, as required by the CAPS curriculum;
- Students may opt to complete a summer or winter internship in the Greater China area either right before or after their Beijing semester.
- In addition to the coursework and internships, the program also provides participating students with various experiential learning opportunities through field trips, individual projects, Chinese buddy program, and alumni networking activities.
- Other qualified Cornell students may apply for a CAPS study abroad semester on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about our CAPS Academic Requirements.