China: Chinese Language and Culture in Beijing
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The winter break Chinese Language and Culture program provides an opportunity for total immersion into the language while learning about the culture at first hand. Students will be exposed to the real China, discovering the history, culture, philosophy, politics, and religion while also interacting on a daily basis with the local Chinese.
This program provides everything that the Ohio University based Chinese language courses can offer and more, expanding your knowledge and understanding of this very different and important area of the world. Chinese Language and Culture in Beijing completes the foreign language requirement for the College of Arts & Sciences.
Highlights and Excursions
Students will visit locations like Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, and the Forbidden Palace.
OHIO students will live alongside international students from around the world in dorms on the campus of Beijing Language and Culture University in the ‘academic district’ of Beijing. There are several student cafeterias on campus and numerous small, inexpensive restaurants around campus for students to dine in.
Future dates to be determined, but typically offered December - January.
Chinese 2120 Intermediate Chinese 2 (4 credit hours)
The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, some meals, in-country transportation, excursions (guided with tours), airport transfers, welcome and farewell dinner and international medical health insurance.
In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 3 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.
Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.
- Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program.
- If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program.
- For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.
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Eligibility and Requirements
Students must have completed the 1110-1120 Chinese language series and 2110, have a minimum 3.0 GPA (students with a GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered if they have excelled in Chinese language courses).
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire conduct policy.
This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.
Entry and Exit Requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country.
U.S. citizens will not need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program.
For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s Visa Information Page
Information for Non-U.S. citizens can be found here.