This summer Columbia will offer its Chinese Language Program on the Morningside Heights campus, featuring intensive classes in modern Chinese language from advanced-beginning through advanced levels. Co-curricular activities such as films, Chinese-language television programs and online materials will enhance students' knowledge of Chinese culture and society. Students will have the opportunity to have a native speaker of Chinese as a conversation partner. These partners will be carefully selected from students in Columbia's American Language Program and other Columbia programs.
This program is being mounted as an alternative to studying abroad in China. The 2003 Summer Program in Beijing was cancelled because of the ongoing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China.
Click here for detailed information on the program and the application process.