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CHINESE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

In order to provide students with a desirable level of language proficiency and good training in cultural knowledge, the Chinese program at MSU established the following three study abroad programs. These programs provide students with a good opportunity to get to know Chinese society and culture and become immersed in the Chinese speaking environment. Students participating in these programs pay MSU tuition and earn MSU credits.

YEAR-LONG OR SEMESTER-LONG STUDY ABROAD IN ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY - HANGZHOU, CHINA

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD AT HARBIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - HARBIN, CHINA
The program helps students obtain Intensive training in Chinese language with maximum exposure to the Chinese language environment; and increase cultural awareness of Chinese society and its people through a Chinese buddy program, culture workshops, organized events, and field trips.

Harbin is the tenth largest city in China, with a population close to 10 million, and the political, economic, scientific, cultural, and communications center of Northeastern China. Harbin is one of the most beautiful cities in China and is well-known for its unique European and Russian-influenced architecture.

Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) has a well-trained and experienced faculty and staff, most of whom have received the Certificate for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. The faculty has considerable experience in working with international students.

Program director: Professor Xiaoshi Li (xli@msu.edu)
Student Stories:
Brad Seegert, Summer 2013
Kelly Long, Summer 2011
Sam Kilberg, Summer 2011

 

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD AT SICHUAN UNIVERSITY - CHENGDU, CHINA
Similar to the Harbin Program, this program helps students obtain intensive training in Chinese language with maximum exposure to the Chinese language environment; and increase awareness of Chinese society and its people through a Chinese buddy program, culture workshops, organized events, and field trips.

Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan Province. Established as an urban center more than 3000 years ago, Chengdu has played an important role in the political, economic, cultural, and military development of southwest China. Today, with a population of 14 million, Chengdu is a highly modernized economic hub while retaining much of its traditional charm. It is home of the giant Pandas and has numerous cultural sites such as the Sanxingdui Museum and Ruins, the Taoist mountain Qingchengshan, and the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation project in the world, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. 

Sichuan University (SCU), located in downtown Chengdu, is one of China’s key comprehensive research universities under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education. The experienced faculty and staff are certified in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and have extensive experience working with international students.

Program director: Tze-Lan Sang (tzelan@msu.edu)