UMD: A Globally Connected University

Peking University Globex Summer Program

Beijing, China
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What's the scoop?
The Globex Julmester program is an innovative study-abroad model that focuses on the following core elements of 21st century progress: Engineering & Science,Entrepreneurship & Business, Society & Globalization. It fosters professional mobility in terms of students’ knowledge, skills, geography and relationships by offering unique, career-oriented courses and off-campus activities that create links to China and the world.

The Globex Julmester program offers a suite of English-language based classes linking PKU Engineering to a broad range of leading universities from around the world. It is designed to allow students to take 1-2 full length courses over a period of 3 weeks in July and getting 3-6 PKU credits for the classes.

Program Important Dates: 
First - last day of class: July 3, 2017 - July 21, 2017.
Final exams are scheduled on July 22, 2017.
Optional 3-day Pre-Globex Beijing Tour goes from June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017 and to participate in the program, you need to arrive on June 29, 2017.
Optional Suzhou-Hangzhou-Shanghai FieldTrip goes from July 23, 2017 - July 27, 2017.

Language of Instruction: English

What do I take?
Click here to view the program brochure and the list of offered courses. All course syllabi can be found here. You may take either one or two non-conflicting classes.

Credit for courses taken at UMD exchange institutions will be accepted as transfer credit.  Courses must be pre-approved by Education Abroad, the student’s academic advisor(s) and the student’s advising college(s).  Courses must be taken for a letter grade and students must receive the equivalent grade of C- or better in order to receive credit towards their UMD academic record.  The grades for transfer credit courses are not factored into their cumulative GPA and do not show up on their UMD transcript.

When do I go?
The Globex program runs during the month of July. However, additional trips are offered before and after the program (see program page for more information). You will be able to stay after the program.
Where do I live?
You have 2 hotels to choose from: Beijing Post & Telecom Conference Center, and Ariva Beijing West Hotel & Serviced Apartment. Rooms are double occupancy. The price for accommodation varies depending on which option you choose. Here, you can find the cost for each option.
What's the cost?
According to the program brochure, the Globex tuition will be $1,714. This does not include accommodation. The optional trip and tour will cost extra. For a detailed breakdown, please click here or view the program brochure. 
Application process for engineering programs
Step 1:  You should schedule a meeting with Ramsey Jabaji in the Office of International & Leadership Programs located in 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall.

Step 2:  After you've researched the exchange and made sure you meet the requirements to apply, you should begin an online MyEA application by clicking  "Apply Now"  above and following the instructions.

Step 3:  Complete the host institution application.

Application Requirements

Minimum Cumulative GPA:  3.0

Language Requirements: None

Admissions for UMD Exchanges are competitive and applications are reviewed after the published application deadline.  There may only be a select number of spaces available for semester or year study abroad at a particular host institution.

Who's here to help?
If you are interested in this program, please contact the EA Advisor listed at the top of this page.
Additional Information & Resources
Program Website: Click here.

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018