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Boston University: Chinese (Study Abroad)

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Shanghai, China
Mandarin Chinese
Boston University
Dates of Program: 
June 22, 2017
August 20, 2017



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered888
Number of Classroom Hours per week202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week15-2015-2015-20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week4-64-64-6
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week4-84-84-8

Second Year:

New Practical Chinese Reader 2 & 3, Textbook and Workbook

Liu Xun, Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2003 Chinese Language and Culture Weijia Huang & Qun Ao The Chinese University Press of Hong Kong, 2002

Third Year:

Practical Chinese Reader 3 & 4 Beijing Language Institute, The Commercial Press, Beijing 1981 New Practical Chinese Reader 5 Liu Xun, Beijing Lanaguage and Culture Press, 2004

Fourth Year:

An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (Revised Edition) Chih P'ing Chou et al.Princeton University Press, 2011

Program Details: 

The Shanghai Chinese Studies Program at Shanghai’s Fudan University offers eight weeks of intensive language study for second, third and fourth-year students. Students will live and study in China’s largest and most vibrant city. An undeniably modern city, Shanghai preserves the legacy of its strong colonial past.

 The core curriculum centers around approximately 15 to 20 hours each week of language instruction, emphasizing grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking. Students may expect to spend at least an equal number of hours in study outside the classroom.

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: 

Housing is provided in apartment-style student residences at the Tonghe International Village adjacent to the Fudan campus. Each apartment includes two or three bedrooms, a common area, kitchen, and a bathroom shared with one other student. Students are assigned a single room.

Courses are augmented by a three-day educational excursion to a historic city or to the countryside to experience village life, a weekend trip to a Yangzi River delta city like Hangzhou or another canal town, and visits to local cultural sights.

Application Deadline: 
January 17, 2017
Separate application?: 
Yes. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.
How to Apply: 

1. ROTC students interested in participating in and receiving funding for this program must first submit the Project GO Common Application, fall transcript, the Commander's Letter of Recommendation, Academic  Letter of Recommendation from a current language professor.

2. If selected for the scholarship, students will then be instructed to complete a BU Study Abroad application. PGO-BU will forward awardees' LORs and transcripts to BU Study Abroad.

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

Thank you very much.