Don’t want to become rusty with your language skills this summer? Apply for a summer language program either stateside or in China. We’ve discovered that the more a student travels to China before their capstone experience, the better the experience is during their capstone year. For those who are eligible, there is also funding available. Qualified students may receive funding ranging from up to $3,500 for domestic programs and $7,000 for overseas.*Browse through the following recommended programs and decide which one is best for you.**
This is a summer program offered by the Flagship Chinese Language Institute (FCLI) and offers 8 undergraduate credit hours. FCLI will differentiate instruction by providing two levels, beginning and intermediate, accepting 15 students for each level. It will be held at the Indiana University Bloomington campus in an enclosed immersion setting allowing intensive interaction and consultation with the instructors and counselors from morning to night for eight weeks, from June 18th to August 14th.The estimated cost of the program is $4,200 and includes tuition and fees, lodging and most meals, and textbooks and other materials. Acceptance into the program is on a first come first serve basis and applications will continue to be accepted until all 30 positions are filled.
The ACC offers two in-country programs: a Beijing Language and Culture Program (available terms vary) and a Summer Field Studies Program. The Beijing Program offers courses for intermediate and advanced students who wish to study Chinese in an intensive program in the summer, fall and spring. Students should expect to spend most of their time with the program attending classes, completing assignments and studying. Strict attendance policies and the language pledge are upheld by professors and by the Field Director. Summer 2011 dates are from June 27-August 19. The application deadline to apply is February 15, 2011.The ACC Field Studies Program for advanced students of Chinese combines field experiences in rural China with advanced language courses for a 7-week total immersion. Admitted students will receive full scholarships. Application deadline is March 1, 2011.
The unique feature of IUP is that students are provided with highly individualized instruction. The teacher to student ratio is currently 1:2 and course assignments include at least one daily private tutorial, and several small group classes. Each student is given individual attention to language skill areas that need improvement and their progress is closely monitored over their entire course of study. As students advance during the course of the program, they will have increasingly greater flexibility to choose more specialized materials to assist them in achieving their personal language learning goals. The Program cost is $4,300 and covers tuition and emergency medical insurance.The Summer Program runs from mid-June to mid-August and the deadline is January 28, 2011.
This is an intensive program in intermediate and advanced Chinese language study and will be held from June 17-Auguest 12, 2011. It is based on a total immersion program that includes special features such as: 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.The cost of the program is a comprehensive fee of $5,000 includes tuition, room, “Chinese table” meals, textbooks, and audio materials. It also includes all lectures and extra-curricular activities as well as three daylong trips and two evening cultural activities on weekends. The application deadline is January 31, 2011.
The summer program is designed for students who wish to immerse themselves in the exciting, rapidly developing economic engine of China that is Shanghai. Students take intensive Chinese language course work in small classes, while also attending a weekly seminar on the historic and modern roles of Shanghai in China’s international relations. The summer program encourages beginner through advanced level language students to apply.The Program lasts from the end of June to mid-August and can cost around $6,300 which includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, tuition, housing, orientation, full-time program leadership and support, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips , pre-departure advising, visa fees, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits. The application deadline is March 15, 2011.*To receive funding for programs students will need to be accepted into one of the programs and will also need recommendation letters from either our Flagship directors (Dr. Dana Bourgerie or Dr. Matthew Christensen) or other Chinese language professors.**For additional information on a specific program, click on the program title and it will take you to the description page.