Pitzer College in China offers a unique in-depth learning experience in Beijing, China's capital and the heart of cultural and political life. Among the broad modern avenues and picturesque traditional hutongs, you will find the nation's leading universities, medical schools and centers of art and media. The program is affiliated with Beijing University, the premier institution of higher education in China. Students follow a structured and demanding schedule of intensive Chinese study, live in dormitories with Chinese students with a brief home stay with a Chinese family, a core course on Chinese society and culture, and an independent study project. Students may also choose to take an elective course in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), advanced Chinese, or calligraphy. Other elective courses can occasionally be arranged on a case by case basis.