Program Details

Academic Program and Course Information Students will receive up to 12 USF credits. The basic program structure comprises an extensive Pre-departure Orientation, one-week In-country Orientation week, eight-week Intensive Study at QU, language-focused in
Location:
Qingdao, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend your summer in Qingdao with USF’s Chinese program! This 10-week summer program in Qingdao, China provides unparalleled language training through coursework, active community engagement, and a 7-week industry-specific internship. The program develops participants’ productive skills in Chinese formal contexts and prepares them linguistically and culturally to be successful in a subsequent internship experience. The advanced language program offers intensive Chinese language instruction in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Particular emphasis is placed on developing appropriate cultural behavior, abilities to perform effectively in frequently encountered cultural contexts, and interpersonal communicative skills. The program utilizes USF's community-based learning approach that requires participants to interact with locals in the Qingdao area in meaningful ways. Instruction is in Mandarin Chinese. In addition to the academic courses, students will be placed in a Chinese organization that aligns with their academic interest, e.g. those students who are business majors may be placed in a Chinese enterprise, those in the health care fields could be placed in an organization focusing on health issues. Thus, students will gain a vocabulary and a cultural understanding in a field that builds upon their area of expertise and study in the U.S. The primary goals of the program are to provide participants the opportunity to enhance their language skills and cultural understanding through classroom instruction and guided social and cultural experiences in China.

Academic Program and Course Information Students will receive up to 12 USF credits. The basic program structure comprises an extensive Pre-departure Orientation, one-week In-country Orientation week, eight-week Intensive Study at QU, language-focused internships, and one-week Study Tour to Shaanxi. Students may earn a minimum of nine or up to eleven credits consisting of 1) Presentational Speaking CHI4930 (3 credit hours); 2) Domain Tutorial FOL2100 (2 credit hours); 3) Interacting with Chinese Professionals CHI4930 (2 credit hours); 4) Chinese Media CHI4930 (3 credit hours) 5) Internship FOL4101 (2 credit hours). Please note: All efforts will be made to match students' academic interests to the organization with which they will be interning. For example, those students who are Business majors will be placed in a local Qingdao business, Engineering students in an Engineering firm or agency, etc. The primary focus of these internships will be on language acquisition that matches the educational and career interests of the students. The internship may not be done without the other language courses and offerings.

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Setting Description:
Qingdao, Shandong Province The target language of instruction is modern Mandarin Chinese. Thus, due to the diversity of linguistic environments found in China, the program is based in northern China where the languages found outside of the classroom environment are most closely related to standard Mandarin. CLIC is located in Qingdao, a city ideal for language and culture learning, as compared with other large urban centers with hybrid linguistic and cultural environments. A burgeoning metropolis, Qingdao is a rapidly growing port city on the southern coast of China's Shandong Province, located on the coast between Beijing and Shanghai. Qingdao has been able to successfully preserve the beauty of its miles of golden beaches and breathtaking coastline. Qingdao boasts a relatively pollution-free environment, mild coastal climate, cool ocean breezes from the Yellow Sea, abundant sunshine, and modern city infrastructure.
Cost:
Estimated cost: $5,315Gong Program Fees Generally Include: Chinese Visa fees Double Occupancy dormitory accommodations (shared with Chinese student) Texts and Materials Welcome and Closing Dinners Up to 12 USF credits On-site administration, oversight and instruction by USF and QU Program Directors Local instruction and tutoring by Chinese native speakers Structured interaction with Chinese students & professionals, within & outside of the classroom One Week Study Tour to Shaanxi Province USF-p

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