- Program Dates: May 20 – June 17, 2013
- Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
- Apply on-line
Located in Northeast China, Harbin is a political, cultural and economic center and home to more than 20 universities and colleges. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in China, and Asia; due to its colonial past – Russians, Germans, British and Japanese cultures still have a great impact on the city’s daily life. Harbin is one of only a few Chinese cities where people speak standard or near standard Putonghua (common language or Mandarin). Students will have an intimate language environment in Harbin, which will provide a priceless glimpse into Chinese culture and allow ample opportunity to improve their Chinese comprehension and conversation skills.
Students register for one of the following groups of courses, with a maximum enrollment of five students per section. Five 120-minute classes will meet for a total of four weeks. Placement in Intermediate and advanced courses will be determined by oral exam.
|Beginner||CHIN 101: Beginning Chinese I (4)
CHIN 102: Beginning Chinese II (4)
|Intermediate||CHIN 281: Intermediate Intensive Speaking Chinese (4)
CHIN 282: Intensive Chinese: Listening and Understanding (4)
|Advanced||CHIN 381: Advanced Intensive Speaking Chinese (4)
CHIN 382: Intensive Chinese: Listening and Understanding (4)
Northeast Forestry University, Harbin
All academic and housing facilities are located at the Northeast Forestry University in Harbin.
Drew University Professor Bai Di, coordinator of the Chinese program.
She was born and raised in Harbin, the city she thinks is the best place in China to learn to speak the standard Chinese. Bai Di has the experience of accompanying students to China and served as the program’s director in 2006, 2008 and 2010 as well as the co-director for China Drew International Seminars in 2004, 2009 and 2010.
The program fee: $3,400
This fee includes:
- Orientation and placement exam
- Double dorm room and full board
- Cultural activities (including an excursion to Beijing)
International airfare, visa fees and personal expenses are not included in the cost of the program.
All undergraduate students are eligible, provided that they are in good academic and disciplinary standing. Students from other universities are welcome to apply.
For Additional Information on the China program, contact:
Professor Bai Di