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A&M ECON Exchange: Capital University of Economics and Business
Beijing, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer 1
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Liberal Arts - Economics
Academic College: College of Liberal Arts Academic Department: Economics
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Savannah Maxwell
Housing: Dormitory Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Capital University of Economics and Business
 
Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) was founded in 1956 when the Beijing College of Economics and the Beijing Institute of Finance and Trade were merged into one university. CUEB has grown into a multidisciplinary university that offers courses in different subject areas such as economics, law, management, literature, science, and engineering. CUEB has over 17,316 registered students, and admission scores for the university are among the top for universities administered by the Beijing Municipality. 
 

CUEB Main Campus

CUEB’s undergraduate program of economics is one of the highest-ranking of its kind among 200 universities. CUEB’s programs in economics, labor and social security, statistics, and human resources management have been distinguished as “unique majors” at the national level, and provide students with resources and knowledge to make beneficial changes in the worlds of economics, policy, and business, among others. The International School of Economics and Business (ISEM) at CUEB was established in 2012, and is now ranked the 4th in Cina according to the Tilburg University ranking of Chinese universities. 

Location

Beijing, China

The main campus of CUEB is located in Huaxiang, Fengtai District, of Beijing, China. A 3-D view of the CUEB campus can be found here. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, and the world’s third most populous city. Beijing is home to seven UNESCO world heritage sites, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace (a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces that serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park), the Ming Tombs, the archaeological marvel of the Zhoukoudian cave system, the famed Great Wall, and the Grand Canal. Beijing is known for its artful combination of “modern China” and “ancient China”. Dotted with some of China’s most illustrious temples, such as the Zhihua Temple and the White Cloud Temple, and imperial architecture, Beijing is also home to extensive museums and galleries such as the Capital Museum. Visitors are sure to find amazing new experiences in a city as populous, heritage-filled, and beautiful as Beijing.

Eligibility Requirements

  • This program is only open to students in the Department of Economics
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
 
Students can choose to study abroad during
·        Fall Semester (September to January)
·        Spring Semester (February to June)
·        Summer Semester II (June-July, 4 week program)
·        Academic year (September to June) 


Courses 

CUEB offers courses among a variety of 30 different colleges and departments. There are 19 teaching divisions in total at CUEB, including the School of Urban Economy, School of Economics, School of Accounting, School of Law, School of Culture and Communications, International School of Economics and Management, Foreign Language Department, among others. International exchange students are offered courses from several of these faculties, and Texas A&M exchange students to CUEB are required to have their courses approved by their academic advisors at TAMU prior to their departure for their study abroad program.

 

CUEB Classroom
 

Housing

It is preferred that international exchange students live on campus at CUEB. There are several types of apartments for international exchange students equipped with air conditioners, telephones, a safe, campus network/internet access and Wi-Fi. There are public kitchens, washing machines, a coffee area, and a gym available to all on-campus residents. The campus cafeteria offers a variety of dining options, including Halal meals. The CUEB campus cafeteria offers a variety of meal options, and on-campus accommodation allows for easy and quick access to the classrooms. Prices range from RMB 30 to RMB 51 per day (one US dollar is equal to about 6.5 yuan). 
 

CUEB Housing

Costs

 
One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Fees Paid to Texas A&M:
A&M Tuition and Fees $4,755.00
Other Related Expenses (Pre-Departure or On-Site):
Student Housing $2,344.00
Round Trip Airfare $2,400.00
Meals $513.00
Misc. Expenses, Books, and Supplies $705.00
Personal Spending $957.00
TOTAL SEMESTER ESTIMATED COST $11,674.00
Texas A&M Semester Cost Comparison $13,636+
Total Estimated Summer Cost $5,767.00
 
 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.
 
 
Helpful Links
 
Capital University of Economics and Business
CUEB International Exchange Information
CUEB On-Campus Accommodation
CUEB Virtual Map
CUEB Contact Information    
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Currency Converter
 
Aggies in China
 
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Reciprocal Exchange Program Participant

 
Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, students should contact Savannah Maxwell in the Department of Economics
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.