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Boston University: Chinese (Study Abroad)

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Shanghai, China
Mandarin Chinese
Boston University
Dates of Program: 
June 20, 2018
August 19, 2018



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

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 in China's largest and most vibrant city, offers eight weeks of intensive language study for second, third and fourth-year students. 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.

Additional program details can be found at

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 25, 2018
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. Apply to the Project GO-BU Chinese (Study Abroad) program through the central application system using the link provided below. You may apply up to 4 PGO programs. The online application can be found at

2. Applicants must complete the online application by 5:00pm (EST) on Thursday, Jannuary 25, 2018.

3. Scholarship awardees will be notified on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and decisions must be made by 5:00pm (EST) on Tuesday, February 20th. Waitlisted awardees will be notified on February 13th and will receive a status update on Monday, February, 26th.

4. Awardees will receive BU Study Abroad application instructions on February 23rd and must complete the online application by March 2, 2018. PGO awardees are not required to submit additional essays and letters of recommendation, however, academic advisor approval is required for the BU study abroad application.

Please contact Kelly Benkert, BU PGO Grant Coordinator, at 617-358-5033 or for more information.



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