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Enrichment Programs

SUMMER PROGRAMS
   
      Summer in Beijing 
 

The City
The capital of China, Beijing is the nation’s political, administrative and historic center of learning and culture. With all the contradictions and excitement of a modern megalopolis, Beijing provides students with an unprecedented opportunity to witness firsthand the rapidly changing culture of one of the dominant players of the 21st century.

The Program
The Summer Language Program in Beijing is an intensive nine week Chinese language program for students with at least one semester of Chinese. Based at the Central University for Nationalities (CUN), students can explore the rich cultural resources of Beijing.

      Summer in Shanghai 
 

The City
Shanghai is often called the most exciting city of the 21st century. As the commercial, industrial and financial hub of fast-growing China, Shanghai is leaping forward at a phenomenal pace. Amidst the rapid changes, Shanghai still retains elements of its colonial past and students have the opportunity to explore its unique position in Chinese history.

The Program
The Summer Business Chinese and Internship Program in Shanghai is a 10-week program in China’s commercial capital for students with at least an intermediate level of Chinese. Students study advanced Chinese with a focus on the language and etiquette used in professional settings in preparation for an internship with a local company.

      Summer in Taiwan 
 

 

OTHER OVERSEAS PROGRAMS
   
      Academic Year in Tsinghua
 

The City
The capital of China, Beijing is the nation’s political, administrative and historic center of learning and culture. With all the contradictions and excitement of a modern megalopolis, Beijing provides students with an unprecedented opportunity to witness firsthand the rapidly changing culture of one of the dominant players of the 21st century.

The Program
Designed for students who already demonstrate a high level of both written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, Columbia University in Beijing provides a rare opportunity to directly enroll in university courses at Tsinghua University. Students who have completed at least three years of college level Chinese, preferably more, or the equivalent, have a firm grasp of reading and writing in Chinese, and can function independently in China, will find the program challenging and rewarding. 

      IUP Inter-University Program
 

The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP), formerly known as the 'Stanford Center,' is now in its 12th year in Beijing on the campus of Tsinghua University. IUP was originally established in Taipei, Taiwan in 1963 and in 1997 relocated to its current site in Beijing.

      John-Hopkins - Nanjing Center
 

The City
Nanjing is the capital of China's Jiangsu Province, and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. Nanjing served as the capital of China during several historical periods, including the Republican Era of the 20th century, and is listed as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

The Program
The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies is jointly administered by Nanjing University and The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The Center offers two residential programs: a two-year M.A. degree in International Studies, and a one-year, graduate-level program in Chinese and American studies.

   

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Scholarship

      The Freeman Foundation
 

The Freeman Foundation was established in 1994 through the bequest and in memory of the businessman and benefactor Mansfield Freeman, a co-founder of the international insurance and financial conglomerate American International Group, Inc., better known as AIG. This private and philanthropic foundation, based in Stowe, Vermont, with offices in New York City, is dedicated to augmenting international understanding between the United States and the nations of East Asia. It accomplishes this principally through the distribution of grants in the educational sector. The foundation, which grants about $50 million every year to various organizations and institutions, is committed to increasing, strengthening, and popularizing the teaching of Asia in university classrooms. It has created the Undergraduate Asian Studies Funding Initiative to provide grants to numerous American colleges to strengthen and expand their Asian studies programs. The dual aims of the initiative are to increase access to Asian studies courses and to increase the number of students in the United States studying about Asia.

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Useful Links

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      Chinese Websites

      For Students

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