Chinese Language

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

Interested in studying Chinese Language & Culture abroad? The following programs offer significant coursework and immersion opportunities for Chinese Language. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad

University Catalog Information: Chinese Language & Culture BA, Chinese Language w/Teaching Endorsement Option BA, Chinese Minor can be found using the Course Description search feature. Note that these are not the only degree programs in their respective fields.

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Advisor

Julian Wu

Advisor for Chinese Language

Office: MH 217B

Advising Info

Credits may be transferred towards a Chinese major or minor if the courses are:

  • Taught entirely in Chinese,
  • Sufficiently academic and deal with Chinese language, linguistics, literature, or culture (at the discretion of the Chinese advisor),
  • Graded A-F or S/U, but not pass/fail.

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences.   

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

More Info  

Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants

Asia

China

Hong Kong

ISEP - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Taiwan