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Hamilton’s Associated Colleges in China, based in Beijing, is among the top Chinese language programs. Participants pledge to speak only Chinese, and it’s challenging, but students receive the support they need to fly high. They gain advanced language proficiency, make the most of cultural opportunities and develop an understanding of China’s people, economy and educational system.

Real-World Learning

Students receive individualized guidance and instruction, improving their language skills through an interactive curriculum. They meet Chinese citizens during field trips, hear regular guest lecturers and make public presentations to Chinese and American communities. En route they examine their own beliefs and values to develop a deeper appreciation of cultures different than their own.

Independent Research

Associated Colleges in China is the only study-abroad program in Beijing that has an independent research project component, or dúlìbàogào, which is offered only for fall and spring students. The research project allows students to engage more fully in specific facets of Chinese culture, society or history.

In daily life, the ACC program works wonders in helping you adjust, while simultaneously pushing you to throw yourself out there. Academically, the same is true. You are guided to hone your skills daily with a rigid and challenging course structure, but are encouraged to reach out and build your own independent capstone project built around your personal experiences, interests and long-term research plans.

Einar Engvig, ACC Spring 2015 — Chief Editor & Supervisor, InnoBuddy

Contact Information


Associated Colleges in China

Christian A. Johnson Hall
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4326 315-859-4222 acchina@hamilton.edu
Two Students Receive Freeman-ASIA Awards
Derian De La Torre ’18

Two Students Receive Freeman-ASIA Awards


Derian De La Torre ’18 and Jie Ying Mei ’19 have been awarded Freeman-ASIA awards for study abroad in China this summer and will participate in the ACC program.

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