This four-week program is designed to exceed your wildest imagination with a trip to the "Middle Kingdom" in modern time. You have the opportunity to gain (at the beginner level) or improve (at the intermediate level) you language skills in Mandarin Chinese through rigorous lessons. You will also learn about Chinese history, art, culture, and economy. To help enhance your learning experience, be prepared to have daily interactions with a group of selected Chinese students of the host university. The field trips and weekend excursions are full of adventure and will allow you to better understand the way of life in China. At the end of the program, you will definitely have a stronger grasp of the language and a much deeper knowledge of the Chinese culture.

This program will be held at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou - a medium-sized city on the east coast of China with a population of 8 million. Capital city of Zhejian Province, Hangzhou was described by Marco Polo as the "City of Heaven." The university is located in the city's newly developed higher education garden district. Guided visits will include going to the famous Wet Lake, Lingyin Temple, Dragon Well Tea Plantation, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Jade Emperor Mountain, Xixi National Wetland Park, and more in Hangzhou and nearby cities.

Students will stay in shared hotel accommodations equipped with AC and cable.

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Dr. Li Ma at

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