The Chinese summer program aims to enhance students’ ability to communicate with confidence in the target language. The program increases students’ Chinese language proficiency through intensive in-class language instruction, cultural presentations and activities, and host family stays. Volunteer service activities with community-focused organizations and cultural activities such as cooking, Chinese arts and crafts, and martial arts classes complement classroom learning and provide students with diverse opportunities to practice their language skills.
Program Location: China
Accommodations: Host families or a combination of group housing and host family stays
Good to know: Many families in China have one child, so NSLI-Y participants may have the unique experience of being their host brother or sister’s first sibling.
The Chinese academic year program aims to enhance student’s ability to communicate with confidence in the target language. The program provides intensive in-class language instruction (at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) and host family stays. Volunteer service activities with community-focused organizations, cultural classes such as calligraphy, tai-chi, kung-fu, and Chinese chess, and local excursions to cultural and historic sites complement classroom learning and provide students with diverse opportunities to practice their language skills.
Possible Program Locations: China, Taiwan
Program Dates: Late August to June
Accommodations: Host families or a combination of dormitory housing and host family stays
Good to know: Chinese academic year participants will have the chance to celebrate Chinese New Year. Celebrations typically involve family, fireworks, and a traditional dinner of dumplings and fish.
Fun fact! Chinese is the world’s longest continuously-used written language. The first account of written Chinese was found in oracle bone inscriptions carved on tortoise shells and mammal bones during the Shang dynasty (c 1600-1100 BCE).
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