Scholars from around the world live together and engage in unparalleled learning opportunities during their immersive year at the College. They develop connections with leaders from China and around the world in high-level lectures and our mentorship program, and they participate in internships and projects with local businesses and organizations. In addition to building professional networks, students develop bonds and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary China while exploring Beijing and beyond on site visits and excursions.
Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 200,000 square foot campus houses one of the most advanced higher-education facilities in the world and is one of the first LEED Gold-certified academic building in China.
Some of the courses at Schwarzman College include afternoon or day-long field trips to businesses, NGOs, or government offices related to the class. Additionally, the Student Life team organizes regular trips to cultural sites in and around Beijing, including off the-beaten-path locations and major sites such as the Summer Palace and Lama Temple. Students are also able to take advantage of long weekends and holidays to travel throughout China.
Each year students create and continue clubs and groups based on their academic, personal, and professional interests. They also join some of the many Tsinghua clubs on campus. Students have created bands and choirs within the College, joined the Tsinghua orchestra and theatre groups, and completed service work with organizations in Beijing.
Students create and run many initiatives that foster peer-to-peer learning, including conferences and symposia, master classes, opportunities to discuss and ask questions about current events, and celebrations of holiday traditions from around the world.
Recreation and Athletics
Students make full use of the gym facilities and fitness class at the College as well as the pool and outdoor facilities on campus. They compete in various intramural sports competitions at Tsinghua, and organize hiking, camping, and cycling trips to explore Beijing and China.