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Opportunities

Summer Chinese Program

Complete an entire year of Chinese study in only ten weeks! The Department of Asian Languages & Literatures offers an intensive, ten-week summer program in Beginning and Intermediate Chinese. Our summer course is open to both University of Minnesota students and non-UMN students. For more details and registration information, visit the Asian Languages Summer Program page and the Summer Chinese Program subpage.

*NEW Summer 2019* 4-week Course: "Movies in Modern China"

Taught entirely in Mandarin Chinese, this course introduces students to modern Chinese cinema. Each week, students will view and discuss Chinese movies (without subtitles) and learn the basic concepts of film studies, historical movements in Chinese cinema, key filmmakers in China, and how Chinese social issues are represented on screen. Designed for students who have completed Chinese immersion school or have advanced proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing in Mandarin Chinese. Not open to native Chinese speakers, except under special circumstances. Permission of instructor is required. Lectures and assignments are primarily online plus one class meeting per week on the Minneapolis campus. For more details and registration information, visit the Asian Languages Summer Program page and the Summer Chinese Program subpage.

Study Abroad

The Learning Abroad Center (LAC) at the University of Minnesota offers a variety of study-abroad opportunities in China.

The TandemPlus Language Exchange Program

Students enrolled in Chinese classes are encouraged to participate in a language partnership through TandemPlus, a language exchange program run by the Language Center. Students enrolled in TandemPlus meet weekly with a native speaker of Chinese to practice conversation in Chinese and English. The program is free and students can participate in as many language partnerships as they like. The TandemPlus program is a great opportunity to practice conversational Chinese, to learn about Chinese culture, and to make new friends.

The Chinese Flagship Program

Students in the Chinese Flagship program belong to an elite, federally-funded program that trains students to attain the highest professional level of Chinese language.

Scholarships

Other Funding