Study Abroad

Street in Pingyao, China

Street in Pingyao, China

There are a variety of 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 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.

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 filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where Chinese language courses may be available.

Study Abroad Liaison

To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving 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, complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form.

Scholarships

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.