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Opportunities and Resources for Chinese Area Studies Students

Language and Culture in China

Language and Culture in China (study abroad) is a 6-week, 6-credit program held during the summer term. Program participants travel to six cities in China—Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Qingdao and Beijing during the six weeks. There they explore the cities, learn Chinese language, experience the culture, taste the local food, and build connections with college students in Qingdao and Beijing. UMD students practice their Chinese language and gain an understanding of the Eastern mindsets that are different from the West. They also witness the fast development of this ancient yet vigorous country. This is a program of exploration into one’s inner world--a chance to build life-long friendships, to appreciate another culture, and to see your own culture in new ways. For most past participants, this is a “life-changing” experience that will be long remembered and cherished.

For more details, visit UMD Study Abroad or contact Professor Weiqing Zhang (zhangw@d.umn.edu)

Students in China

Chinese Language Learner’s Club (CLLC)

We have weekly movie events and cultural activities open to anyone who is interested. To find out what's happening, follow our Facebook page, UMD Chinese Language Learner's Club. 

Chinese Language Learners

Scholarship Opportunities

Critical Language Scholarship Chinese

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017, requirement: 2 years of Chinese learning

Chinese Government Scholarship

For degree programs: apply between early January and early April.
For one year or one semester: apply by the end of December.

Confucius Institute Scholarship

U of M China Center Scholarships

UMD Study Abroad Office Scholarships

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships

Department of World Languages and Cultures Scholarships