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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Chinese (Study Abroad)

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Location: 
Beijing, China
Language: 
Mandarin Chinese
School: 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dates of Program: 
May 10, 2018
  -  
July 7, 2018

 

 

Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3
Credits offered99
Number of Classroom Hours per week2020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week1010
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week22
Textbook: 

Year 2: Encounters Student Book 2, Chinese Breeze Readers.

Year 3: Developing Chinese Fluency.

 

Program Details: 
Year 3:
 
For those having finished 2 year Chinese study. Three courses: Speech, Cross-Cultural Communication, and Introduction to Geography.  Visiting Chinese universities and markets will be part of the Year 3 learning experience.
 
Year 2:
 
For those having fished 1 year Chinese study. Three courses:  Experiencing China, Enhancing Listening Skills, and Enhancing Reading Skills.  Visiting markets, and dining in Chinese rstaurants are part of the Year 2 learning experience.

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: 

Welcome to Embry-Riddle University (ERAU) Project GO Chinese Program 2018, a Project GO school since 2009. 

ERAU Project GO is an eight-week intensive program for students who MUST have completed at least one year or two years of college-level Chinese by the start of the program.  The program is not open to those who are already fluent in Chinese in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will be taught by both American and local Chinese faculty.  Classes will meet four hours per day, Monday through Friday, with learning outside of the classroom, to other universities, restaurants, and discount markets.  On the weekend, in addition to organized field trips, students will have a chance to explore, on their own, a variety of places in China. A previous program video is at http://prescott.erau.edu/rotc/project-GO

Please Note: Project GO participants MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before the anticipated travel date of May 10, 2018. A valid passport refers to a passport NOT expiring before March 2019.  China requires student visas, meaning that a Chinese consulate is going to stamp a visa in a valid passport.  The program will apply for visas on your behalf, provided that you have a valid passport in time.

If admitted, full scholarship is guaranteed, to include

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Program Trips to Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers
  • Books (will be given to participants on site)
  • Insurance
  • Visa

*The scholarship does not include: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

* Monetary Incentive: Check with your respective military branch to learn more about the financial benefits available for studying a critical language.

Additional Details

Housing: The ERAU/CIEE program offers its participants a rare opportunity of home-stay, so that you can experience living in China as a native speaker does.

Campus:  The classrooms are located on the beautiful, clean, and quiet Minzu University campus on the thoroughfare of Zhongguan Avenue, in China’s high-tech district, the so-called Silicon Valley of China.   Convenient for subway stations, restaurants, and shops, the campus is minutes away from the Bamboo Garden, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the National Museum, Ti’anmen Square, Military Museum, Temple of Heaven, to name a few famous sites.  Class schedule is M-F, 4 hours/day, plus ½ hour tutoring M-TH.

The program has two levels:
 
Year 2 for students who will have completed one year of college Chinese by May 2018.
 
Year 3 for students who will have completed 20 college credits in Chinese by May 2018.
 
Please note there will be an on-site pre-program oral assessment for all admitted students.
 
 
Application Deadline: 
January 25, 2018
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Please Note:

Project GO participants MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before the anticipated travel date of May 10, 2018. A valid passport refers to a passport NOT expiring before March 2019.  China requires student visas, meaning that a Chinese consulate is going to stamp a visa in a valid passport.  The program will apply for visas on your behalf, provided that you have a valid passport in time.

All applicants must use the Project GO central application system to apply. 

Please make sure that you ask as early as possible for recommendations from your Chinese teacher and your detachment commander.  The early you ask, the more time they have to write you detailed recommendations. 

Please take time to write the application essays carefully.

 

Name: 
Leeann Chen
Email Address: 
Phone: 
928-777-6682

Thank you very much.