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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.

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