Credits: Students take 9 credits of Intensive Chinese language. The 2 content courses are taught in English and are worth 3 credits each. Courses for Fall 2013: 3rd or 4th Year Intensive Chinese: Reading and Writing - 4.5 credits Listening and Speaking
- Nanjing, China
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester
- Program Description:
- In fall 2012, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and The East Asian Studies Program launched the HIN fall semester study abroad program. This is one of Hopkins' new departmental study abroad programs, specifically designed with East Asian Studies majors and Chinese language students in mind. For JHU students, there will be a seamless transition of credits between Nanjing University/JHU and grades will be transferred. All courses offered during this program will have JHU course numbers. The program will be open to non-JHU students.
Credits: Students take 9 credits of Intensive Chinese language. The 2 content courses are taught in English and are worth 3 credits each. Courses for Fall 2013: 3rd or 4th Year Intensive Chinese: Reading and Writing - 4.5 credits Listening and Speaking - 4.5 credits Sociology: Nanjing Private Lives - 3.0 credits Political Science: Domestic Politics in Contemporary China - 3.0 credits
The primary dialect in Nanjing is Mandarin, which makes Nanjing a better city to study Chinese than a city like Shanghai. The HIN program offers a set curriculum of 9 credits of intensive Chinese language and 6 credits of content courses. The 2 content courses in the HIN program include many activities and field trips which gives the students a plethora of opportunities to explore Nanjing and the surrounding areas. The field trips also bring the course content to life for the students. Tours on the course activities are conducted in Chinese, which provides great practice for the students.
- Setting Description:
- Founded in 1902, Nanjing University is one of the most prestigious universities in China. The campus is centrally located in downtown Nanjing. The HIN program is held entirely on the same campus as the Hopkins-Nanjing Center which boasts dorms, a hotel, classroom buildings, an athletic/fitness center, and ample outdoor athletic facilities. The area around the Nanjing University campus has a good mix of shops, malls, hotels and residences. The streets are not as crowded as cities like Shanghai and Beijing, which makes for comfortable walks and low-intensity sightseeing.
- JHU students pay normal tuition and a program fee (group airfare, insurance and activities). Non-JHU students should bring in the financial information from Hopkins and discuss fees and portability of financial aid with their home institution.
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