CHIN 2041: Summer Intensive Chinese Study Program
(3 UW credits + 9 credits transferred from the Harbin Institute of Technology)
The University of Wyoming Chinese Language Program will offer students a unique opportunity to participate in an 8-week intensive Chinese program followed by a 1-week internship at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) during the summer of 2018. This program allows students to immerse themselves in the target language both in the classroom (28 hours per week) and outside of it through cultural activities. Four language classes will be offered during this program: Contemporary and Traditional Chinese Culture (CHIN2041); Advanced Conversational Chinese (I & II); and Business Chinese. Culture classes will include Chinese calligraphy, martial arts (Taichi), traditional fashion/dress, tea ceremony, knot making, and paper cutting. Cultural activities include HIT Annual Sporting Events, HIT International Cultural Festival, and volunteering with the 109 Middle School that caters to under-privileged children. Students will go on academic excursion trips to Beijing, Shanghai, the Siberian Tiger Park, the Ice Lantern Park, Temple of Bliss, Daowai Baroque historic sites, Harbin Saint Sophia Cathedral Church. The program is especially designed for students who have completed two years of Chinese at the college level and plan to pursue a Chinese minor. Students who have not completed these prerequisites must have a proficiency equivalent to two years of college level Chinese, as evaluated by the instructor. HIT is one of the most prestigious universities in China which offers professional Chinese language professors, Chinese home-stays, and Chinese roommates. The program will create an unforgettable life changing experience. Scholarships are available to qualified students who enroll in this program.
Dates: May - July 2018
Cost: $3950 (does not include RT airfare, UW tuition, $140 study abroad fee, $125 international insurance or vaccinations)
Contact: Yan Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org