Programs by Country: China + Traditional


BEIJING: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Beijing’s place at the forefront of Chinese popular culture and social change has deeply influenced new generations of Chinese and profoundly shaped their views of the world. The Popular Culture and Social Change Program offers students insider access to the currents driving contemporary Chinese society. Building upon a multi-disciplinary foundation spanning economics, environmental issues, and foreign policy, students engage with new elective coursework in contemporary visual arts and music, fashion and design, and theater and dance.

Students may enroll for a semester or summer program. Students also have the option to participate in an internship.

Semester Program: This 16 credit program offers students 9 class hours per week of Chinese language during the fall and spring semesters as well as the opportunity to examine modern China through courses in English in several disciplines including economics, film studies, women’s studies, and cultural studies.

Summer Program: This 8 credit program offers 15 class hours per week of Chinese language as well as the opportunity to explore modern China through various area studies courses taught in English. Building upon a multi-disciplinary foundation spanning economics, environmental issues, and foreign policy, students engage with new elective coursework in contemporary visual arts and music, fashion and design, theater and dance, and film

 


BEIJING: Beijing Institute of Technology

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)


BEIJING: CAPA

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The CAPA Beijing Program offers students a unique opportunity to begin learning Mandarin Chinese, or to advance their existing Mandarin language skills rapidly throughout the semester. The program also has courses taught in English examining Chinese history and culture, and examining the role of China as an emerging global city. An academically challenging curriculum empowers participants to explore the history and traditions of this rich and ancient culture. All CAPA students will take a placement exam to determine their level of Chinese. All Chinese levels integrate sections on listening, reading, writing, and speaking.


BEIJING: Freshman Summer Business Program

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is offering a business-specific program for freshman business majors this summer 2013.


BEIJING: IES

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

As the political, intellectual, and cultural capital of China, Beijing is a dynamic city reinventing itself for the 21st century.  Beijingers remain proud of their traditions, their language, and a rich heritage that dates back centuries, making it the perfect place to study Chinese while learning about China's past, present, and future.  Spend as much time as you can indulging in this city's rich culture: explore the maze of hutong, shop the glitzy areas of Chaoyang, and wander through the majestic Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

Students have the option to study for a semester abroad in Beijing by participating in one of the following IES Programs:

Language Intensive Program
With small classes, a high-quality language curriculum, and daily tutorials, this program option offers students who have already begun Chinese language studies the opportunity to rapidly expand their knowledge of spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Students round out their schedule with a selection of area studies courses taught in English, in addition to travel to remote locations in China and the option of a for-credit internship.

Contemporary Issues in China Program
For students who wish to explore China in-depth, but do not have previous Chinese language experience, the Contemporary Issues in China Program features a series of advanced-level courses on the history, economics, and culture of China. Each course incorporates extensive field trips and travel directly into the curriculum. This new program is an ideal choice for students with little previous exposure to China.


Hangzhou: Zhejiang University

Traditional | Zhejiang, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The program offered through the International College of Zhejiang University allows students to undertake a full semester of Chinese language courses for language acquisition or English courses.


HONG KONG: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

This program, through the International Asian Study Programs (IASP) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), offers students an opportunity to live and study in this exciting, fast paced city while it defines its new role in modern China. Students are able to select courses, taught in English, from both the IASP curriculum and the regular course offerings of the Chinese University. Students fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese language may choose to take courses exclusively taught in these dialects. Classroom discussions, field trips, and every day Chinese life also enable students to immerse themselves in the culture and see, first-hand, the dramatic changes that are taking place each day.

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HONG KONG: The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. Over the past century, HKU has evolved from a minor institution in a colonial outpost into one of the best universities in Asia and one of the top universities in the world, located in a global financial center. Like the city in which it is rooted, HKU has achieved great things by being many things- not solely East or West, British or Chinese, but all of these together.

HKU has a supportive learning environment, with a library opened seven days a week and wireless internet access throughout the main campus. Students at HKU are able to enjoy a well-rounded campus life. We have fitness centres, swimming pools, computer centres, health clinic and dental services, canteens (dining halls) serving various cuisines, and numerous student societies and interest clubs.


SHANGHAI: Alliance for Global Education – Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Traditional | Shanghai, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Designed for students interested in international business and economics, the International Business in China Program offers undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia’s financial center. Students participate in carefully designed activities and experiential study trips that provide a first-hand encounter with China’s rapidly changing business environment. Students may enroll for a semester or summer program.

Students participate in carefully-designed activities and experiential study trips that provide a first-hand encounter with China's rapidly changing business environment. Students may also engage in an internship.

Classes are based at the International Cultural Exchange School (ICES) of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. ICES is devoted to the education of foreign students and aims to train students with a background in international economics or management.


SHANGHAI: CIEE

Traditional | Shanghai, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Come experience one of the most momentous and fascinating developments of the 21st century—the dramatic transformation and emergence of China on the world stage. Whether you’re in the humanities or the social sciences, study abroad in Shanghai will provide you with fascinating insight into the country and help fuel your own development as a global citizen.

Through an outstanding selection of coursework, cultural activities, and excursions you’ll enjoy an academically engaging and culturally immersive international experience.

Study abroad in Shanghai and you will:

  • Choose from a wide range of English-taught courses in international affairs, Chinese politics, economics, history, and society
  • Study Mandarin Chinese at all levels with support from peer language tutors and language clinic instructors; or choose not to study a language and focus entirely on area studies coursework
  • Learn outside the classroom through a weeklong excursion to Taiwan, and develop new perspectives about cross-strait relations
  • Live with a Chinese host family or on-campus with a Chinese or program roommate

Students have the option to study for a semester abroad in Shanghai by participating in one of the following CIEE Shanghai Tracks:

 


XI’AN: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Xi'an, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

An ancient imperial capital and eastern terminus of the Silk Road, Xi’an has long been an important crossroads for people from throughout China, Central Asia, and the Middle East, and thus a melting pot of diverse ethnic identities and religious beliefs. This Alliance program allows students to explore the historical confluences of geography, ethnicity, and religion in a city that is culturally distinct from the coastal megacities. An exhilarating two-week field study trip along the Silk Road takes students off the beaten path and ties these themes together at the crux of the semester. This program offers students 9 class hours per week of Chinese language as well as courses taught in English in several disciplines including ancient Chinese history, contemporary issues, art and anthropology.

Students may enroll for a semester.