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Boston University: Chinese (Domestic)

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Boston University
Mandarin Chinese
Boston University
Dates of Program: 
July 3, 2017
August 11, 2017



Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1
Credits offered8
Number of Classroom Hours per week20
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week4-6
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week4

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook, Volume 1 (2nd Edition) Liu Xun New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook, Volume 2 (2nd Edition) Liu Xun

Program Details: 

This course is an 8-credit program in Mandarin Chinese for students with no prior experience in the language, enabling students quickly to acquire a solid foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The class is superintensive and accelerated, meeting twice as often as a regular class and covering two semesters of material in six weeks. Particular emphasis is placed on Pinyin, the standard Mandarin Chinese transcription system, as well as the acquisition of Chinese vocabulary. By the end of the course, students will be able to read and write approximately 550 Chinese characters and will have mastered a large part of Chinese grammar.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

A weekly cultural enrichment activity will introduce students to Chinese cuisine, cinema, Tai Chi, and ancient art. 

Students will be housed in dormitories and will be provided a dining hall meal plan and a stipend to eat on-campus at several dining locations. 

Application Deadline: 
January 17, 2017
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

1. ROTC students interested in participating in and receiving funding for this program must first submit a Project GO Common Application, fall transcript, Commander's Letter of Recommendation, Academic Letter of Recommendation from a current instructor in any subject, except English and Military Science.

2. BU course registration will be provided in the scholarship notification letter.

For any further questions, please contact the Project GO-BU administrator at prjctgo@bu.edu

Thank you very much.