The Chinese program is located in Beibei, a city in southwest China, Chongqing municipality. The focus of the program is upon Chinese language, history, culture, literature, philosophy and art. All courses are taught in English at Southwest University, a comprehensive university with undergraduate and graduate programs in all major disciplines. Students live on the campus in the foreign student dormitory. The faculty consists of a professor who accompanies the group and distinguished professors from the host university. In order to expose students to China's diversity, the program provides approximately two weeks of travel to major Chinese cities and sites usually including Guilin, Beijing and Xian prior to the beginning of classes in Beibei. From Beibei the program includes numerous excursions in Sichuan province such as the Northern hot springs, the Yangtze River and beyond.