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|Program Sponsor:||SIT/World Learning|
|Restrictions:||Brandeis applicants only|
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|Program Type:||Study Center||Program Language(s):||Chinese, English|
|Area of Study(s):||Anthropology, International & Global Studies, Sociology||Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:||0|
|Housing Options:||Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other||Experiential Learning Opportunities:||Field Study|
Explore China's national language, Mandarin (Putonghua), and extraordinary cultural diversity in Yunnan Province with the option to earn up to 10 language credits in Chinese.
Topics of study include:
- Traditional Chinese cultures and beliefs
- The growing gap between urban and rural life in China
- The impact of tourism on minority cultures
Students learn from leaders at academic institutions and nongovernmental organizations such as Yunnan Nationalities University, the Yunnan Arts Institute, The Yunnan Traditional Medicine Hospital, and the Lijiang Dongba Cultural Research Institute.
Yunnan Province serves as a hub of NGO activity in China allowing students to closely examine the evolution and modes of operation by which these organizations must work with the government in order to accomplish their objectives.
Intensive Mandarin Instruction
Students can rapidly advance their Mandarin through the program's intensive language component, which yields six academic credits. Interested students may also select to undertake an additional 60 hours of intensive Chinese in lieu of the traditional independent study project, granting them a total of ten language credits.
Excursions to Dali, Lijiang, and Zhongdian
Program excursions bring students into close engagement with local scholars, medical, and development professionals, as well as Daoist, Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian religious leaders. Learn more about the program's excursions.
Living with host families--through the program's two homestays--allows students to experience daily Chinese life in urban and rural settings.
Students discover China's rich multicultural history and gain broadened perspectives on the major issues and challenges confronting China today.
Brandeis Specific Information
- to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
- to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...