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University of Mississippi: Mandarin Chinese (Study Abroad)

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Chiayi, Taiwan
Mandarin Chinese
University of Mississippi
Dates of Program: 
June 17, 2020
August 11, 2020



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1Year 2
Credits offered1010
Number of Classroom Hours per week2020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week1010
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week33
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week33

A Course in Contemporary Chinese (当代中文 series)
Publisher: National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Center
Levels 1 & 2 will use books 1 and 2, respectively

Program Details: 

The curriculum is rigorous and in collaboration with our UM Chinese Language Flagship program. Students will take morning and afternoon courses with small group drilling sessions (some military terms will be taught on Fridays). Classes are taught using an engaging style. Students will be housed in hotel-style single occupant rooms close to campus. Most weekends will be free to explore Gaohsiung, Kenting or other popular destinations.

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: 

Year 1 Pre-requisites: No prior language experience, but strong interest.

Year 2 Pre-requisites: 2 prior semesters of formal Chinese, preferably at 5 hours per week, or the equivalent (very strong students from a 3-hour course sequence will receive consideration)

Year 1 goals: By the end of this program, students are expected to be able to participate in basic conversations on "survival" topics, to read pedagogical materials on such topics, and to grasp the meaning of authentic materials that employ characters from the course vocabulary. Students will be able to recognize about 500 characters, to write about 250 characters, and to use Chinese phrases that demonstrate knowledge of common Chinese cultural and social customs.

Year 2 goals: By the end of this program, those finishing the courses are expected to be able to do fairly sustained conversation, read rather complex texts, write a fine composition in Chinese characters, recognize about 1,200 characters, write about 1,000 characters, and know some common Chinese culture and social customs.

Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2020
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Please apply at the website provided:

Brooke Worthy
Email Address: 

Thank you very much.