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Location: Hefei, ChinaFaculty: Kay Johnson, professor of Asian Studies (CSI)
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.
Course Number: TBA; dependent on level; equivalent to one (1) course
Departure Date: May 18, 2018 Return Date: June 17, 2018 (dates are tentative)
Course Fee (tentative): $2,300 + airfare (see information about additional expenses and financial aid below)
Course Number: TBA; dependent on level; equivalent to two (2) courses
Departure Date: May 18, 2018 Return Date: July 15, 2018 (dates are tentative)
Course Fee (tentative): $3,900 + airfare (see information about additional expenses and financial aid below)
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
China Summer Info Sheet 2017 (pdf)
No previous Chinese required. Open to students at all beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels of Chinese language learning (depending on the applicant pool)
Photo by Alishia Alther 10F, Summer 2012 Program Participant
Short-term field course eligibility requirements (open to Hampshire and non-Hampshire students)
Short-term Field Course Finances and Funding: Important information about fees, payments, and financial aid.
The course fees listed above for the 4-week and 8-week program include course expenses, accommodations, in-country transportation, and individualized support as well as local cultural excursions.
Additional expenses (costs not included in the course fee): Round-trip airfare, passport and visa fees, daily meals, and textbooks. For a more detailed description of program expenses, please see the Summer China Information Sheet.
Need additional funding? Learn more about the Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Program.
Short-term field course application deadlines and instructions.
Anhui University Building, Photo by Alishia Alther 10F, Summer 2012 Program Participant
Photo by Will Robinson 11F, Summer 2012 Program Participant
Questions about the application process or financial aid should be directed to the global education office:
For more information about the academic program, contact the faculty director:
Professor of Asian Studies
School of Critical Social Inquirykjohnson@hampshire.edu