Study Abroad- China Language and Culture



Program Description

This four-week program is designed to exceed your wildest imagination through full immersion in the heart of China. You will have the opportunity to gain (at the beginner level) or improve (at the intermediate level) your 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 and embark on multiple excursions within and around the city that will allow you to better understand the way of life in China. At the end of the program, you will have a stronger grasp of the language and a deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture.

Location Description

The program will be held at Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST) in Hangzhou, the Capital city of the Zhejiang Province. The university is located at the foot of Xiaohe Mountain, with a tranquil lake and rolling hills surrounding the campus. Described as the “City of Heaven,” Hangzhou is considered one of the most splendid cities in the world. Its main attraction is the West Lake, with numerous temples, pavilions, gardens and arched bridges decorating its surroundings. This enchanting city is also known as the tea capital of China and is the historic center of China’s silk production.


Students will stay in the On-Campus dorms with Wi-Fi, A/C, kitchen, and laundry. To visit the Study Abroad Website, click here.

Courses and Credits

CHI 3440 Business Chinese (3 credits)

CHI 3955 Foreign Study: Language & Culture (3 credits)


The estimated cost for this program is $2500 per person and includes accommodations, airport pickup, welcome and farewell banquets, ground transportation and tickets for guided visits. Also included in the mandatory international health insurance.

The program fee does not include the nonrefundable $175 Study Abroad Fee, FIU course instructional fees ($205.57/credit), airfare, most meals and personal expenses.

Contact Information

Department of Modern Languages & Asian Studies
Professor Li Ma
DM 486C
T: (305) 348-6909


Fund your study abroad experience by applying to the scholarships available for this specific program.

  • FIU’s Office of Study Abroad Scholarship
  • The Gilman Scholarship

The videos below is of recipients of the Gilman Scholarship who studied abroad through this program.