Brandeis Study Abroad Account

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Office of Study Abroad
abroad@brandeis.edu
(781) 736-3483

Chinese Language Program
Shiffman 116, MS 024
(781) 736-3200

Study in Beijing with Professor Yu Feng

CET/ Summer Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing
Instructed by Brandeis Professor Yu Feng (Summer 2014)

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Want to learn more about studying abroad in China? Check out these student stories or contact the Study Abroad Ambassadors for student advice and perspectives.

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Street in Pingyao, China


There are many wonderful options for those learning Chinese and Chinese culture to study abroad. Studying in China exposes you to new ways of living, learning and interacting. You may find yourself navigating Chinese cultural encounters, experiencing traditional Chinese foods and different customs—and all in Chinese. Many study abroad in China to gain an important cross-cultural perspectives, conduct research, work on language skills, or learn more about the burgeoning Chinese economy.  This page contains information that will assist those studying Chinese determine how best to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.

Check out these stories from recent alums about why their study abroad experience in China was so important to them and to getting them where they are today.

| FAQs | Sample of Approved Programs | Study Abroad Liaison | Receiving Credit in Chinese | Funding Information |

FAQs

For information about the Chinese Language Program, please visit their departmental website.

Sample of Approved Programs

Studying in China exposes you to new ways of living, learning and interacting. You may find yourself navigating Chinese cultural encounters, experiencing traditional Chinese foods and different customs—and all in Chinese.

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Chinese language coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.

Study Abroad Liaison

To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. Students studying Chinese who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.

The liaison for Chinese is Prof. Xiwen Lu.

Receiving Credit in Chinese

Students wishing to receive Chinese Language Program credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with their study abroad liaison for Chinese Language. After returning from abroad, download and complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form. After filling out the form and gathering the necessary paperwork, please make an appointment to meet with the study abroad liaison listed above.

Funding Information

The Helen Ke scholarship is available to students interested in studying abroad in China and learning Chinese. Note: this scholarship is the only Brandeis Study Abroad Scholarship that may be awarded to students without demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is also matched for students attending an approved CET program in China by CET.

The Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage International Scholarship supports students wishing to study abroad in a developing country outside of the U.S., Canada or western Europe.

Boren Scholarships, The National Security Education Program (NSEP)
 Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.

Brandeis Scholarships for Study Abroad are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. Application materials are available online.

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