Study Abroad & Internships

There are many opportunities for Wellesley students to study Chinese abroad.

Study Abroad Programs in China and Taiwan

 

Fudan University Undergraduate Student Exchange

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Wellesley has an exchange agreement with the Chinese Language and Literature Department 中文系 at Fudan University复旦大学 in Shanghai whereby one or two students from each campus may spend a semester (or sometimes two) studying at the other institution. (The precise number of students and semesters that can be accommodated by each institution are determined on a year-to-year basis.) Wellesley students attending Fudan under this arrangement may take three courses within Fudan’s Chinese Department and one course within another department at Fudan. Because the Fudan courses are conducted in Chinese and require a higher degree of facility in Chinese than programs directed at teaching language, this exchange is ordinarily available to students who have completed Chinese 306 and/or Chinese 307 at Wellesley (though it may be possible to take a course taught in English at Fudan as well). Credit for coursework taken at Fudan is recognized by Wellesley and counts towards the degree; students will receive an official transcript from Fudan within two months of completing coursework.

Cost: Wellesley students pay Wellesley tuition and are responsible for room and board, living expenses, round-trip tickets, books, insurance, and medical care.

More information: Contact Professor Mingwei Song at Wellesley.

Application due: March 1 for study in the following academic year

 

CET - C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China

What: The Middlebury School in China is a unique immersion program designed specifically to provide advanced- intermediate and advanced students the kind of challenge and flexibility they need. Students follow an individualized curriculum, including a one-on-one tutorial, in part designed by the student, and a specialized drill session with one other student and one instructor. Students live with a Chinese roommate. The program requires that students speak Chinese at all times. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of college-level Chinese. Five semesters of Chinese are preferred. Students considered in need of further preparation before enrolling in the School in China may be required to enroll in the 9-week Chinese School summer session on the Middlebury campus. All students are expected to enroll in a Chinese course the semester preceding the term or year abroad.
Where: The Middlebury School in China operates on three campuses: Zhejiang University of Technology, in Hangzhou; Yunnan University, in Kunming; and Capitol Normal University, in Beijing (all in the PRC). Middlebury also runs a well-respected summer language school on its own campus in Middlebury, VT.
When: Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Costs: Equivalent to cost of semester or year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers.
For more information: see http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/china.
Application due: Non-Middlebury students: Fall semester and academic year: usually March 15; Spring semester: usually October 1. Interested students should check the Middlebury website (http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/china) for the most recent deadline information. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis and provided that visa deadlines (where applicable) can be met.

 

CET - Beijing Chinese Language Program

What: Based in one of China's most dynamic cities (and the home of "standard" Chinese), the CET Beijing program immerses students in local Chinese life. Students have the opportunity to live with Chinese roommates from local universities and enroll in innovative language courses that challenge their skills both inside and outside the classroom. The program’s unique activities further capitalize on Beijing's rich learning environment and show students a side of China not seen by tourists. Beginning Chinese is available.
Where: Capital Normal University, Beijing, PRC
When: Summer, Fall, Janterm, Spring
Costs and more information: Equivalent to cost of semester or year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers. Summer term: see the CET website (http://cetacademicprograms.com/).
Application due: CET accepts students on a rolling basis, so it is recommended that students apply early before program spaces are filled. Application deadlines are generally as follows: Summer: March 1st.; Fall: May 1st.; Spring: November 1st.; Janterm: November 1st.. Interested students should check: https://cetacademicprograms.com/programs/china/chinese-language-beijing-...

 

CET-Shanghai

What: Shanghai offers you the opportunity to dig into China and have an international experience. The shanghai program offers: 1) Chinese language courses; 2) Electives taught in English; 3) Out-of-classroom learning; 4) Internships + an internship course.
Where: Donghua University, Shanghai, PRC
When: Summer, Fall, Spring
Costs and more information: Equivalent to cost of semester or year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers. Summer term: see the CET website (http://cetacademicprograms.com/).
Application due: CET accepts students on a rolling basis, so it is recommended that students apply early before program spaces are filled. Application deadlines are generally as follows: Summer: March 1st.; Fall: May 1st.; Spring: November 1st.. Interested students should check: https://cetacademicprograms.com/programs/china/chinese-studies-internshi...

 

CET-Harbin

What: Open to qualified students who have had a minimum of two years of college-level Chinese or the equivalent, the CET Chinese Language Program in Harbin is designed specifically for high intermediate and advanced. In addition to attending small language classes, students help design their own Chinese tutorials, conducted as private sessions between each student and his/her professor. This individualized attention makes it possible for advanced students with varying levels of fluency to significantly improve their own proficiency in a specific area of interest.
Where: Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, PRC
When: Summer, Fall, Spring
Costs and more information: see http://cetacademicprograms.com/.
Application due: CET accepts students on a rolling basis, so it is recommended that students apply early before program spaces are filled. Application deadlines are generally as follows: Summer: March 1st.; Fall: May 1st.; Spring: November 1st.. Interested students should check: https://cetacademicprograms.com/programs/china/chinese-language-harbin-china/

 

International Chinese Language Program (ICLP)

What: ICLP enables students to achieve broad and independent competence in spoken Chinese and to develop reading skills needed for academic research or other professional use. The language center has an audio-visual room, reference library and computer lab with full Internet access for the use of students. Located on the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU), it enjoys the benefits of a central location in Taipei along with access to the full range of NTU's resources.
Where: National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Costs and more information: Spring/Fall: Equivalent to cost of a semester/year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers; Summer: see http://iclp.ntu.edu.tw/.
Application due: usually in late March for the summer program or late April for the following academic year. Interested students should check the website for the most recent deadline information. https://iclp.ntu.edu.tw/

 

Mandarin Training Center

What: The Mandarin Training Center (MTC) is located at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. CCLC operates on a quarter basis, with new classes at all levels of instruction offered at the beginning of each period of study. A two-month Summer Session is also offered.
Where: National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Costs and more information: Spring/Fall: Equivalent to cost of a semester/year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers; Summer: see http://www.mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/indexe.html.
Application due: Fall quarter: mid-August; Winter quarter: mid-November; Spring quarter: mid-February; Summer session: mid-June. Interested students should check the website for the most recent deadline information. https://mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/eng/

 

Duke in China – Intensive Summer Language Program in Beijing

What: Duke in China is one of the longest running programs in China administered by an American university. In operation since 1982, Duke in China currently offers an 8-week summer program in Beijing, featuring intensive language courses and cultural immersion. The program offers opportunities to gain insight into China’s diverse cultures, national and local history, and economic and business environment, all while advancing Chinese language skills. The curriculum provides students with the equivalent of a year of college-level Chinese instruction at 2nd through 4th year levels. Classes are taught by experienced US and local faculty and consist of lectures, small group drill sessions, and one-on-one conversations. Language practicums and weekend and midterm travel encourage experiential learning and use of Chinese outside the classroom. Program highlights: Language pledge/Language Partners/Small Class Size/Housing Options (choose to live in UIBE campus housing with a program roommate or live with a host family)/Weekend & Mid-Term Travel/Chinese Culture Classes/Guest Speakers/Internship (Students interested in gaining firsthand work experience in China can participate in an internship for 2-3 weeks after the 8-week program.)
Where: University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China, PRC
When: June-August
Cost and more information: see: http://globaled.duke.edu/Programs/Summer/Duke_in_China
Application due: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting in January 2018. Application deadline is February 1, 2018. Merit-based scholarships are available.

 

Princeton-in-Beijing (Summer)

What: Princeton-in-Beijing is an intensive summer program in intermediate and advanced Chinese language for the serious language student. The program's "total immersion" approach includes: a student pledge to speak no language other than Mandarin Chinese throughout the session; individual tutorial sessions in the afternoons; contact with faculty at meals and in campus life; and special lectures on aspects of China studies. Requires at least one year of Chinese.
Where: Beijing Normal University, Beijing, PRC
When: mid-June to mid-August
Costs and more information: see http://www.princeton.edu/pib/.
Application due: typically in January (check the website for the latest information); students are encouraged to apply early.

 

 

*Here is a list which can be accessed in the Study Abroad App in MyWellesley:

(Please notice there are some programs from the list requires petition to International Study Committee.)

 

CET Beijing Intensive Chinese Language

CET Harbin Intensive Chinese Language

Fudan University (Chinese Department Exchange)

IFSA Shanghai: Public Health Policy & Practice in China

Middlebury Schools Abroad in Beijing

Middlebury Schools Abroad in Hangzhou

Middlebury Schools Abroad in Kunming

Wellesley/TEAN at Fudan University

Hong Kong University (exchange)

 

Contact the Director of International Studies, Jennifer Thomas-Starck, or visit the Office of International Studies' website for more information on internships.