Program Details

Students enrolled in the School in China take all of their courses in Chinese, including content-based electives and the unique one-on-one tutorial. Living with Chinese roommates, students use their language skills in a relaxed environment outside of the
Location:
Hangzhou, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Middlebury C.V. Starr School in China, in cooperation with CET Academic Programs, offers a full language immersion experience in Hangzhou. Intended for students with an intermediate to advanced level of Chinese language, the program structure, including housing with Chinese roommates, is designed to expose students to an environment that will build upon their foundation of Chinese while rapidly increasing their knowledge of the language and culture.

Students enrolled in the School in China take all of their courses in Chinese, including content-based electives and the unique one-on-one tutorial. Living with Chinese roommates, students use their language skills in a relaxed environment outside of the classroom. Students in all locations have the opportunity to spend January term in Beijing preceding, following, or in-between the fall or spring semester. The program in Hangzhou's host is the Zhejiang University of Technology (ZUT), which has its own attractive and recently landscaped campus in the center of the city. The university enrolls approximately 15,000 Chinese students on its welcoming, vibrant campus.

Participants in the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad don’t just study a language—they live it. Many of our students major in disciplines other than foreign languages, yet all bring a level of proficiency that supports their commitment to language and cultural immersion. They sign and honor the Middlebury Language Pledge because they want the greatest possible challenge in a study abroad program and an authentic experience in every respect; academic, social, and even professional. At every juncture of their time abroad, students have the chance to "live the language" and immerse themselves in the host culture.
Setting Description:
Today, Hangzhou has approximately seven million inhabitants and boasts at least 20 universities, an important emerging technology industry, and temples, pagodas, and museums acclaimed throughout China and the world. Additionally, beautiful West Lake, made famous in Chinese literature, offers a scenic respite from the activity of city life. With few international students and rich opportunities for cultural immersion, Hangzhou offers an ideal setting for Chinese language study.
Cost:
Tuition (includes tuition, health insurance, orientation, excursions, textbooks, and a shared dormitory room with a Chinese roommate): Fall or Spring Semester $18,200. Fall Semester + Winter Term $21,850. Spring Semester + Winter Term $22,350. Year $36,400. Year + Winter Term $40,050

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