International Experiences in China

UT students have a number of opportunities to study or work in China, to develop their cultural competency and build a professional resume and network for added career success.

Why Study in China?

  • World’s most populous country and global economic powerhouse
  • Rich heritage and traditions, diverse culture, beautiful art and history
  • Low cost (most semester exchange programs are cheaper than Austin)
  • Over 14,000 students from the U.S. study abroad in China annually
  • Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world

Exchange Programs

Study alongside Chinese students and earn credits at a top-notch university in Beijing, Hong Kong, or Shanghai while paying UT tuition during the semester or summer.

University Affiliate

Affiliated Programs

Increase your Chinese language skills and explore Chinese culture along with other US students in Beijing, Harbin, Kunming, or Shanghai during the semester or summer.


Faculty-led Programs

Travel with UT faculty and students on a short-term program. Locations vary each year, but options include Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai.



Gain valuable professional and intercultural experience in one of the world's fastest-growing major economies.