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Chinese Year Abroad Options

Study abroad and summer opportunities for Chinese (Mandarin)

Study abroad for one or two semesters (university-wide links)

  • available to all Warwick undergraduate students
  • study Chinese and other courses in English

The following institutions are university-wide links. Their information can be accessed in

https://warwick.ac.uk/study/studyabroad/partners/partnersasia/

  • Tsinghua University (Beijing) - Mandarin-speaking region
  • Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou) - Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking environment outside university
  • Xiamen University (Fujian province) - Mandarin and dialect-speaking environment outside university
  • University Nottingham Ningbo Campus - Mandarin and dialect-speaking environment outside university
  • University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus) - Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking environment outside university
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University - Mandarin and dialect-speaking environment outside university

Study abroad for one or two semesters or summer (SMLC students only)

  • available to Warwick undergraduate students in School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • study Chinese and other courses in English
  • work experience as an teaching assistant
  • accommodation is provided and paid

Harbin Institute of Technology in China: for more information, please see http://en.hit.edu.cn/

TEFL in CHINA in Qingdao Internship Programme (SMLC students)

This tailored programme is designed for students of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures to study and gain teaching experience as intern English teacher in the city of Qingdao, China. It runs normally in Term 1 (August –January) and includes 4 parts:

  1. Warwick students study as foreign students of Chinese language on campus of universities in Qingdao.
  2. Join TEFL IN CHINA Training programme
  3. Warwick Students to teach English as interns at primary, middle & high schools and organizations in Qingdao
  4. Warwick students are awarded the certificate when they present their BA/BSc degree certificate to TEFL CHINA in Qingdao (normally this would be a year later after the training)

See also the university-wide links above (no accommodation or work experience provided).

For two-language students who prefer to spend a full academic year in the country of their first language, or three-language students who only have the summer in which to spend time in the country of their third language, links have been established as follows, where we can recommend the summer school:

Beijing Normal University

We have a well-developed relationship with Beijing Normal University, where students go every summer.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/languagecentre/services/studychina/

Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

Currently, SMLC students can go to Shaan’xi History Museum for work experience straight after their study in Beijing Normal University. Free on-campus accommodation is provided by Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China. Students will be provided with a certificate after their work experience.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/languagecentre/services/xian

Summer schools in China (all students who learn Chinese in Warwick Language Centre)

  • study Chinese intensively
  • internship possibility

See Beijing Normal University and Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China