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Year Of The Snake: Time To Study in China?
Chinese tradition believes that important changes happen in Snake years. So it’s significant that in 2013, the Year of the Snake, China — which has the world’s second-largest economy, and is in a crucial bilateral relationship with the U.S.A. — made once-in-every-10 years leadership changes.
U.S. students during a summer abroad in China. Photos courtesy CAPA International Education Programs in China
For anyone entering today’s workforce, China is a key country to understand better and Mandarin is one of the most valuable languages to know how to speak. At the turn of the 21st century, fewer than 2,000 Americans were studying in China at college level each year. Now, that figure is closer to 15,000 — making the Middle Kingdom the fifth most popular study abroad destination in the world. The year 2013 marks the halfway stage of the U.S. Administration’s 100 Thousand Strong Project, aimed at getting a total of 100,000 Americans studying in China over a 4-year period. China must be important!
China is still a non-traditional destination for American students, compared to Western Europe, and so it attracts special scholarship support. Having studied abroad in China is an experience that makes applicants stand out in job searches. This country attracts a very diverse range of American college students, who all rapidly feel welcomed and at home.
Three of the big cities in China — Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing (all in the East) — are the most popular destinations for international students. Xi’an and Chengdu (gateways to the West) come up behind. However, given the diversity of life in this vast country, anyone studying abroad in China should travel to more than one city (or a rural area) — either as an excursion that’s built into a study program, or in their free time.
Key Decisions To Make For Studying Abroad In China
Mandarin Focus Or General Studies? It is not necessary to have studied Mandarin before coming to China for study abroad. Mandarin language courses exist at all levels. They typically take up a lot of class time, but it is a great way to learn. In Chinese universities, courses taught in English can be limited in availability, though there are some. If a student is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin, then a lot more courses are available at Chinese institutions. Programs offered through U.S. universities and third-party study-abroad providers generally offer more choice for students seeking courses taught in English — in fields such as art, business, culture, economy, and history. These programs also tend to provide more extras such as cultural trips, site visits, and guest speakers, and offer more availability of a U.S. institution’s transcript.
Semester Or Summer Study? Semester opens up more choice to those considering a program at a Chinese university. Many of them have a Mandarin-focused international semester program. There is no summer school in the Chinese universities’ academic year, but some offer a special international one. However, summer has a wide range of programs in cooperation with U.S. colleges and third-party providers. Americans tend to study abroad in China during the summer months more than during other timespans.
Just Study, Or Intern In China Too? Study abroad normally involves interaction with other students in a university setting, and along with that, a part-time internship is a popular choice. There has been a notable rise in students coming to China to work as unpaid interns in professional settings — for academic credit, to gain skills in their chosen field, and boost their resume. Internships abroad in China often involve opportunities to enhance workplace learning with a supporting course at the host institute. A full-time internship involves building credit in the workplace only. Both are good additions to a resume.
Where In China Should I Go? Beijing and Shanghai are global mega-cities with populations of 20 million and 23 million, respectively. They provide a fast-paced lifestyle, and contain many famous sites that students ought to go see. Some third-party providers focus on these massive international cities because they provide such a wide range of opportunities for learning. The city itself becomes the classroom, with educators taking advantage of many cultural and historical sites to bring students.
In Beijing — as the cultural, historical and political capital, one sees China’s past and its current state. In Shanghai — as the economic capital and innovation zone, one sees the future. For a gentler pace and lower living costs, in still important provincial capitals, Chengdu, Nanjing and Xi’an all have merit. For the most Western atmosphere in this part of the world, the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong would be the choice. Studying abroad in Hong Kong puts students in the middle of 7 million people in a compact, energetic 24-hour city. The universities in Hong Kong have particularly high reputation, but with noticeably higher living costs than the mainland.
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Konall Culture Exchange is a comprehensive Mandarin training institute committed to delivering intensive and affordable 1-to-1 language programs that cater to serious students of the Chinese language in an academically minded setting. We offer a full range of courses in a true immersion environment that is geared towards fast, efficient learning of the Chinese language and are currently the ONL...
Join the Chinese Language Institute (CLI) and learn Chinese through one-on-one training and complete immersion. Occupying its own 5-story learning center in the beautiful southern city of Guilin, CLI has hosted hundreds of students from over 25 countries and several of the world’s top universities. CLI delivers highly effective intensive Mandarin, study abroad, and China study tour options.
Enjoy a wonderful campus in a great part of Beijing, surrounded by students from China and all over the world, all of whom speak English! While Beijing has plenty to keep you engaged for a semester or year, we’ll take you out of town to see some other great locations. Choose from great business courses in English and mix in a culture or language course for the full effect.
CAPA’s Semester and Summer Programs at Capital Normal University and Summer Global Business Program at Shanghai International Studies University combine classroom and experiential learning opportunities for almost any major through internships and the MyEducation cultural program. Students typically receive 12-18 credits for Semester programs and 6-9 credits for Summer.
Knowledge Must assists students, professionals, and organisations to successfully cross cultural boundaries. The organisation has five divisions: Career Must, Language Must, Training Must, Travel Must, and Culture Must. Starting with career counselling, they provide study and work experience, language immersion, culture-specific and process-oriented training, individualised travel arrangements,...
Choose the academic program that best suits your college degree and general elective needs. Choose from a variety of different academic in the areas of Chinese language and culture, Liberal Arts, Business, International Business and more – each designed to localize your learning by getting you out of the classroom and immersed in your host city.
Spend a semester abroad in China wandering hidden hutongs in Beijing or marveling at the majesty of Shanghai’s Bund. Prepare to slurp noodles with the locals, delight eager schoolchildren with a simple “hello,” and even impress yourself with adventurous culinary experiences.
The University Studies Abroad Consortium has provided university students with quality study abroad programs for almost 30 years. USAC is a non-profit, university-based organization with 40 program locations in 25 countries.
Go Abroad China offers study tours for international students and schools. GAC Study Tours give a real insight into China as it is crafted to offer a perfect balance of Chinese language and academic learning, cultural workshops and guided tours. Every tour is unique as it is designed according to the individual group's educational interest. We utilize our resources and connections throughout th...
KEI offers discipline-specific study abroad programs in a wide veriety of academic and professional concentrations. KEI also offers courses in foreign languages, humanities and liberal arts. With KEI, students can earn credit towards their academic major, minor and general education requirements. Study in China with KEI!
Programs include classes, volunteering, homestays & travel. Students receive academic transfer credit & our classes are limited to 3 students. We've been selected as a Top 10 Program by the US State Dept & the Center for Citizen Diplomacy
Broadening horizons Studying with INTO gives students access to top ranked educational institutes whilst experiencing a modern living and learning environment. Using multi-lingual teaching and cultural immersion, our programmes will allow students to effectively build their Chinese language skills whilst studying at a top Chinese university. As a student at INTO Dongbei University of Finance...
Study in China with SCAD Hong Kong. We offer U.S. bachelor's and master's degrees in Hong Kong. Choose from courses of study in advertising, animation, graphic design, illustration, interactive design and game development, motion media design, photography and visual effects.
Shanghai (pop. 23,019,148) is China's largest city and financial capital. It is located on the central east coast of the country and enjoys moderate temperatures in the winter and warm summers. Due to its financial success, Shanghai has some of the best shopping in China, with a wide range of shopping options from small shops to giant stores. Anyone who enjoys shopping will love Shanghai!
China is a remarkable country to study abroad in, with a long history, an exciting culture and spectacular old and modern architecture. Studying Chinese language and culture in China you will be taking a step forward in understanding the forces that will be shaping one of the most important countries of the 21st century.
With more than 90 programs in 32 cities, IES Abroad is dedicated to broadening our global reach and continuing our commitment to offering students outstanding academic options coupled with every-day opportunities for cultural immersion.
Students in a Global Context program develop functional communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese through small classes, tutors, and language clinics. They learn about external forces that are affecting China and how it is responding to those forces; new and old issues in Chinese society and political, historical and cultural changes; and how these factors affect China’s external rise and intern...
Center For Study Abroad (CSA) offers low cost quality programs worldwide. Since 1990 (over 20 yrs), CSA has been offering students and adults, from all countries, the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs. Earn college credit. Easy registration process. Quick confirmation documents. Flexibility with program, housing, travel, and payment. Can even pay the balance upon arrival ...
Open to students at all language levels, Syracuse University’s programs in China give you the opportunity to study at some of the most prestigious Chinese universities while examining the complexities of contemporary issues across multiple disciplines: history and geography, political science and international relations, and communications.
China offers bustling cosmopolitan cities like Beijing and Shanghai on the one hand, with their modern highrise buildings, classical culture and booming business districts, and on the other hand the beautiful countryside with its small traditional villages. China is famous for its World Heritage Sites like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta army. The population consists of 56...
China is a country with an ancient history, a brilliant civilization, and beautiful landscapes. China is often touted as having one of the world’s oldest surviving civilizations whose people have shared a common culture for more than 5,000 years. Philosophers, emperors, foreign conquerors, political leaders, and civil war have all left their marks on China’s colorful history, but the people’s c...
NYU Shanghai is located in the heart of China's most invigorating city. Known for its economic prowess and long history of foreign influence, China is the world's fifth largest exporter and one of the fastest-growing economies. Shanghai, a busy metropolis with strikingly modern architecture, is the perfect locale from which to observe the interplay of various forces moving the country forward. ...
School of Visual Arts (SVA) is a college of art and design whose mission is to educate students who aspire to become professional artists or to work in arts' many related fields.
Panrimo provides quality education and intern abroad programs in Beijing, China. Students choose to study or intern abroad with Panrimo because we partner with a Beijing university providing intensive Mandarin language and cultural courses and activities outside of class; quality internship placements with businesses and nonprofits; dedicated onsite coordinators; and exciting, unique excursions...
A leader in academic-based study abroad, The College at Brockport offers multiple opportunities for students interested in spending a semester or summer abroad in China. The Shanghai and Beijing programs offer students the opportunity to experience all aspects of Chinese culture from the urban centers to the rural countryside.
Dragons combines rugged travel, volunteering, language study, trekking, homestays, internships and the study of culture and philosophy to provide participants with an AUTHENTIC experience of the developing world through summer and semester programs. Embrace your courage and adventure in global citizenship with Where There Be Dragons. Where do you want to go?
We live in a global community. The clothes you're wearing, the cell phone in your pocket, your tax preparation, your medical diagnosis, customer service on the other end of the phone, components of your car (and perhaps the entire car), are likely products and services you enjoy through access to a global marketplace. Shaped by these changes, businesses today look to hire individuals with the s...
Our programs offer a number of unique features, including the rare opportunity to live with local roommates, focused programs of study, and innovative programming.
Dream Careers is the premier internship program provider for college students. We offer guaranteed internship placement in 16 cities around the world, as well as housing, meals, weekend events, career seminars and transportation while you are in your program. After choosing your program, you will work with an industry expert in your field of study to secure an internship that you choose. We...
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