A Tale of Two Capitals: A Comparative Study of Development in Beijing and Ulaanbaatar

Program Dates: May 12-29, 2016

  • Three (3) three-hour pre-departure orientation sessions in March, April, and May 2016
  • An 18-day study abroad trip to Beijing, China and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • A project presentation at the closing reception hosted at the Penn Wharton China Center
  • A final capstone presentation, hosted at Penn campus in Fall 2016

Program Fee: $3,000 including airfare, housing, visa fees, orientation, the course in Beijing and Ulaanbaatar, and cultural excursions and activities. A $1,000 Penn Global scholarship will be awarded to each of the selected ten (10) program participants, making the total cost $2,000.

Program Organizers:

  • Mien-hwa Chiang, Director, Chinese Language Program; Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages
  • Melissa DiFrancesco, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies
  • David Dettmann, U.S. Director, American Center Mongolian Studies (ACMS)
A Tale of Two Capitals is an exciting program for Penn students to visit the capitals of China and Mongolia, and attend classes at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing and at the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar. This program is designed for Penn students to continue learning and developing Chinese speaking skills and literacy, with a special focus on Chinese and Mongolian culture. Students will be introduced to the positive and negative aspects of the rapid development of China and Mongolia, and will be exposed to real-world experiences using learned language to discuss issues with development and business professionals and university student peers in Beijing and Ulaanbaatar. This program is generously funded by the Penn Global Penn China Research and Engagement Fund.
Contact us at ceas@sas.upenn.edu or 215-573-4203 if you have any questions!