Location: Online, Virtual
Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
School: Indiana University
Dates of Program: June 01, 2021 - July 30, 2021
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||4||4||4||4|
|Number of Hours of Other Activities per week||4||4||4||4|
UPDATE: This program has transitioned from domestic to online programming. Revised program information will be posted to this page as soon as possible. Please reach out to the Project GO institutional contact listed below for any specific questions regarding the program or this change.
Indiana University offers an innovative program with a focus on developing the 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 who complete Year 2 and 3 successfully will able to function easily in a Chinese-speaking environment. They will be able to understand materials, including news, videos, podcasts, chats, and stories with ease. Students commit to speaking Chinese only for the duration of their course. Course Dates: Year 1: June 1 - July 30, 2021. Years 2-3: June 7 - July 30, 2021.
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. The program prides itself on its close-knit, community orientation. Students live, study, and socialize with other students of Chinese, speaking only that language in class, during afternoon activities, in dorms after hours. Classes are practical and oriented to helping students develop speaking proficiency and acquire the cultural knowledge and habits they need to interact appropriately and confidently in a Chinese-speaking community. Classes are designed with the best practices of the national Language Flagship Program and the IU 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 testing sessions. They then break into small groups for drill and practice, before meeting one-on-one with a training to practice and review the day's lesson. Additionally, the program offers regular office hours and walk-in language assistance. ProjectGO students enjoy a rich cultural program, featuring daily activities, including language tables, sports, pop-music, cooking, mahjong tournaments, concerts and performances, history and culture presentations, and more.
Chinese students also have access to IU’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 17, 2021
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.
Students applying for Chinese Year 2 or 3 will be required to take placement exams and submit additional Chinese materials upon acceptance to the program.
Name: Joey Bradshaw
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone: (812) 855-2639
Thank you very much.