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Living as Student in China

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NYU Global Programs
Stay on track in your major while studying abroad at one of NYU’s global locations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Subject courses are taught in English, and language courses are offered at all levels.
Dates: Study abroad for a semester, year, summer, or January term.
Contact: NYU Office of Global Programs, 110 East 14th Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10003-4278.

Academic Explorers
Discover China with Academic Explorers
Embark on an exploration of China through the intensive study of martial arts and Mandarin Chinese. Guided by experienced instructors, participants will quickly grasp the core foundations of the Mandarin language and learn to apply their skills outside of the classroom in the vibrant metropolis of Beijing, China. Classes are taught exclusively in Mandarin using immersion methodology and inspire a lifelong interest in the world's oldest continuous civilization.

Through Academic Explorers, participants gain exclusive access to personalized martial arts instruction led by renowned masters and past national champions. In keeping with centuries-old training methods, students learn the cultural traditions that are essential to martial arts: Chinese philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Classes are combined with seminars and cultural excursions in and around Beijing.

No previous knowledge of the Chinese language or martial arts is necessary to participate in our programs. Highlights include:

  • Intensive daily classes in Mandarin Chinese
  • Exclusive access to world-class martial arts instruction
  • Accommodation in one of Beijing's most historic neighborhoods
  • Visits to must-see destinations such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City
  • A guided excursion to the legendary Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of martial arts (Semester students only)


Study Abroad in China

API offers comprehensive semester, summer and year study abroad programs in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Students who want to study abroad in Beijing with API can take a wide variety of classes at Beijing Normal University (BNU), a highly regarded university in China. In Shanghai, students can take semester or summer programs at Xianda (pronounced “she-on-duh”) College of Economics & Humanities.

Contact: API, 300 Camp Craft Way Ste 100, Austin, TX 78746 USA; tel. 512-600-8900;;

Center for Study Abroad (CSA)
Study Chinese (Mandarin) in Beijing
Study intensive Chinese (Mandarin) in Beijing. Low cost, high quality program. 20 hrs per week, 4 hrs per day. Open to all students and adults worldwide. Weekly - monthly schedules year-around. Easy to register. Admission guaranteed. Quick confirmation docs. Housing in student type residence (dormitory), nearby flats (apt), or with local Chinese host family. Earn college credit.
Pay deposit to be confirmed. See CSA website for details.
Shanghai Int'l Studies University
Study Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture at the Shanghai Int'l Studies University. Low cost, high quality academic program. 20 hrs per week, 4 hrs per day. Open to all students and adults worldwide. Summer, Monthly, Quarter, Semester, and Academic Year terms, Easy to register. Admission guaranteed. Quick confirmation docs. Housing in student type residence, or nearby guest house.
Fudan University (Shanghai)
Study this summer in Shanghai, China. Low cost. Earn college credit. Open to all students worldwide. Housing on campus. Early registration advised ! See CSA website for details. Easy registration and confirmation.
Xian Int'l Studies University
Study Chinese in Xian, China. Summer, Semester, or Academic Year sessions. Low cost. Earn college credit. Housing on campus. See CSA website for details. Early registration advised. Open to all students and adults worldwide.
Study Chinese (Mandarin / Cantonese) in Hong Kong
Study Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese in Hong Kong. Low cost, high quality program. Open to all students and adults worldwide. Weekly - monthly schedules year-around. Easy to register. Admission guaranteed. Quick confirmation docs. Housing in student type residence, nearby flats, or with local Chinese host family.

Contact: Center for Study Abroad, 325 Washington Ave., Apt. #93, Kent, WA 98032; (206) 583-8191;;

Chinese Studies in Chengdu
The Chengdu program offers intensive language study fulfilling up to 2 years of language requirements in only 1 semester. Additional courses in art history, economics, anthropology, political science, environmental health, sociology, literature, history, and calligraphy are taught in English and offer a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the complexities of China and Asia. Program is at Southwest Univ. for Nationalities, one of China's largest and most comprehensive universities; includes field trips, internship opportunities.

Contact: University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC),,

Georgia Tech Shanghai Summer Program
This is an amazing opportunity for undergraduate students in engineering and the humanities. Earn college credit while living and learning in the one of the most influential cities in China — Shanghai. Please see our website for details.


Next Step Connections
Study Traditional Chinese Medicine in China
As one of China national treasures, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has gained more and more attention at home and abroad. With an increasing number of people integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine into healthcare consideration, there has never been a more exciting time to consider a career in TCM.

Contact: Next Step Connections, 668 East Beijing Road, Shanghai Hi-Tech King World (West Building) 17th Floor, Suite 17 A., Shanghai, 200001, China;

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