Location: Bloomington, Indiana/USA
Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
School: Indiana University
Dates of Program: May 31, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Program Type: Summer Domestic
Program Level: Year 1 , Year 2 , Year 3 , Year 4 ,
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Number of Classroom Hours per week||20+||20+||20+||20+|
|Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week||15||15||15||15|
|Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week||2||2||2||2|
|Number of Hours of Other Activities per week||4+||4+||4+||4+|
Note: Textbook selections are subject to change.
Indiana University offers an innovative program with a focus on developing the four major language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students in Year 1 will be able to navigate a Chinese-speaking environment and participate in simple social interactions. Students in Years 2-4 will increase their communicative skills, learning to interact with increasing effectiveness and in wider ranges of contexts. They will be able to understand materials from various mediums, including written and televised news reports, videos, podcasts, chats, and stories with ease. Students commit to speaking Chinese for the duration of their course. Course Dates: Year 1: May 31 - July 29, 2022. Years 2-4: June 6 - July 29, 2022.
Project GO students also participate in a special Chinese Culture and Regional Studies course in June. This course provides an introduction to core concepts in Chinese-speaking culture as well as providing baseline regional knowledge in order to facilitate intercultural, communicative competency.
Program Website: IU Project GO at the Language Workshop
All Project GO programs provide funding for:
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.
The Indiana University domestic Chinese program delivers an intensive immersion experience. Classes meet weekdays from 0900 to 1300, students work one-on-one with a Language Skills Trainer daily, and the program offers daily cultural events in Chinese. The program prides itself on its close-knit community orientation. Students live, study, and socialize with other students learning Chinese, speaking only the target language in class, during activities, and in dorms after hours. Classes are practical and oriented toward ensuring students develop speaking proficiency while acquiring necessary cultural knowledge and habits for interacting appropriately and confidently in Chinese-speaking communities. Program curriculum is designed with the best practices of both the National Language Flagship Initiative and the Indiana University Chinese Flagship Program.
A special feature of the Chinese program is that classes are divided every day into a number of stages. Students begin the day with the entire class meeting in lecture and assessment sessions. Classes then break into small groups for drill and practice sessions, then each student meets one-on-one with a Language Skills Trainer for individualized practice. This is in addition to regular faculty office hours and a drop-in Chinese tutoring center.
Project GO students can enjoy rich cultural programming, with a plethora of daily activities including language tables, sports, pop-music, cooking, mahjong, concerts and performances, history and culture presentations, and more.
Students in the program also have access to Indiana University’s non-Chinese summer events, including job recruiter visits and career planning services, academic presentations by faculty and advanced students, cooking and art demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, and more. Project GO students have special access to presentations and networking events with senior military leaders with international experience.
Indiana University is a national hub for language learning, teaching more languages and hosting more National Language Flagship Program than any other school in the country. The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, which houses the Project GO program, also runs a Language Training Center for active-duty DoD personnel and works actively with local military units to support their language training needs.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2022
Separate application?: No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply:
Students interested in applying for summer domestic study through IU Project GO should complete the Project GO Common Application.
Name: Joey Bradshaw
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone: (812) 855-2639
Thank you very much.