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Once FALCON students have finished the summer and fall terms at Cornell, they have the language skills necessary to benefit from total immersion. Full-year students spend their spring semester in Beijing, where they continue to improve their skills and put them to effective use in daily life.

Spring FALCON is held at the School of International Studies at Peking University, China's foremost institution of higher learning. The students continue to attend small-group classes with FALCON-trained teachers. In addition, FALCON provides a variety of activities including field trips and guest lectures.  By the end of the spring semester, FALCONers will not only be proficient in Chinese, but will also have living experience in one of the world's major Chinese-speaking cities.