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

A Tale of Two Capitals was 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 during summer 2016. This short-term study abroad program was designed for Penn students to continue learning and developing Chinese speaking skills and literacy, with a special focus on Chinese and Mongolian culture. Students were introduced to the positive and negative aspects of the rapid development of China and Mongolia, and were 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 was generously funded by the Penn Global Penn China Research and Engagement Fund.