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Summer Intensive Chinese Program

Hampshire College offers 4-week and 8-week intensive Chinese language immersion programs at Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Hampshire also offers a semester-length Exchange Program in China.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Open to students at all beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels of Chinese language learning (depending on the applicant pool)
  • Small-size class of 2-4 students
  • Taught by experienced native Chinese language teachers using Integrated Chinese textbooks
  • Peer guides and student tutors for each student 
  • On-site Hampshire Exchange faculty supervision and assistance
  • Immersion in contemporary Chinese society and culture

Alishia Alther, Summer 2012
Photo by Alishia Alther 10F, Summer 2012 Program Participant

PROGRAM DATES AND COSTS FOR SUMMER 2014

4 Week Program
Departure: Fri., May 16  Return: June 15, 2014 (Approx)
Classes meet May 19-June 13
Approximate Program Fee: $2,000 + airfare and personal expenses

8 Week Program
Departure: Fri., May 16  Return: July 13, 2014 (Approx)
Classes meet May 19-July 11
Approximate Program Fee: $3,600 + airfare and personal expenses

Note: Departure from the U.S. on May 16th is required in order to arrive in China on May 17. 

For a more complete description of the program and cost breakdown, please see the Summer China Information Sheet or visit the global education office.



Anhui University
Anhui University Building, Photo by Alishia Alther 10F, Summer 2012 Program Participant

HOW TO APPLY

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 6, 2014

All short-term applications are due at the global education office (GEO) by 4:30 p.m. on the application deadline. In addition to the GEO Short-Term Application, which can be picked up at our office or downloaded from this page, students are also required to complete the China Program Supplemental Application (PDF). A non-refundable deposit of $500 (credited to the program cost) will be due Monday, April 1, to the GEO in order to reserve your place in the program.

Walkway
Photo by Will Robinson 11F, Summer 2012 Program Participant

Financial Aid:
Students who receive need-based financial aid from Hampshire College are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the global education office to offset the program fee. Students are expected to cover all additional expenses, including airfare. Awards vary from year to year, and are dependent on the number of applicants and the amount of aid available. Eligibility for financial assistance does not guarantee that aid will be awarded. Please indicate your eligibility and desire to apply on your application form.

Questions?
Questions about the application process or financial aid should be directed to Katie Irwin in the global education office at geo@hampshire.edu or 413.559.5542.

For more information about the academic program, contact:

Kay Johnson
Professor of Asian Studies
School of Critical Social Inquiry
413.559.5400
kjohnson@hampshire.edu

 

 

 

Contact Us

Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.5542
Fax 413.559.6173
geo@hampshire.edu
 

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