Beijing Language and Culture University
About BLCU: This University is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students.
Overview: Beijing is one of the most visited cities in the world. There are hundreds of attractions in Beijing waiting for you to explore!  The Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, nearby chunks of the Great Wall at Badaling and Mutianyu, and the inspiringly named Hall of Preserving Harmony or Temple of Heaven provide glimpses into this great civilization's staggering historical wealth. For more recent history, you shouldn’t miss Chairman Mao Memorial Hall or Tiananmen Square.
Academic Credit: Students taking courses can use the credit earned towards their degree programs here at FIU. The credit earned will come into FIU as transfer credit, and will not affect their FIU GPA. Students must work closely with their academic advisors in order to get the courses they will be taking approved and to establish the appropriate FIU equivalents.


  • GPA Requirement: 3.0 GPA
  • Class Standing: Must be in Sophomore or Junior standing while abroad
  • Language Requirement: English or Chinese
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (equivalent of 12 FIU credits) while abroad
Academic Program: Although this program is open to all majors, in the past this program has been of particular interest to students in the following fields:
  • Asian Studies
Housing: The following housing options are available to students participating in the ISE program at BLCU. Students are responsible for securing their own housing abroad and using the resources available to them offered through the University. The FIU exchange agreement does not include a housing component.
  • On-campus housing offered (arranged by university)
  • Apartments off-campus

Estimated Program Costs and Financial Aid:
While abroad you’ll be enrolled at FIU and will therefore be paying your FIU
tuition, using whatever financial aid you’d receive during a normal semester.
You will be responsible to cover living expenses, housing, airfare, travel, etc. while abroad. Approximate living expenses in Beijing can be found here:
In addition, once you apply to the program, you’ll be put in touch with past FIU students that have attended your host institutions, along with past students from that institution who have attended FIU on exchange so that you can consult with them on the
approximate costs of living, student life, etc. 

General Program Dates:
Fall: September – January*
Spring: March – July
*Students studying for the Fall semester only will miss a portion of the FIU Spring semester upon their return. It is recommended for students to attend BLCU for either the Academic Year or the Spring semester only.