Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Hangzhou

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Hangzhou, known as the Garden City for the unusual quantity and quality of its parks and greenery, is the capital of Zhejiang province. Located just over 100 miles from Shanghai in eastern China, Hangzhou was China's capital during the Southern So... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.1
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September 11, 2019 Fun In Hangzhou!
I improved my speaking fluency, which was one of my main goals of going abroad, and my writing and general language ability also improved. Not only did my language skills get better, but I also formed lasting relationships with both American and Chinese students (plus other international students). They are the ones who really m... - Williams College View Entire Review
cultural differences, us/china relations, human nature - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about myself, became more comfortable speaking in Mandarin, had the opportunity to see different parts of China, and got to spend three and a half months in another country. I would most definitely say that this experience was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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February 09, 2019 A Healthy Challenge
My language skill improved, my perspective on my own racial and cultural identity evolved, and I experienced my first semester where I really had to work to be make myself happy. It was not easy, sometimes it was downright awful, but in hindsight the semester was very worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that I don't want to work in China, and I learned a lot about my own disabilities and issues, however, I learned comparatively little Chinese and do not think my time was spent effectively. While I may have grown as a person, the program was baseline worthless. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
Not only improvement in language skills but also a lot of, if not more, personal growth which made it very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 07, 2018 Finding A Second Home
I gained confidence and comfort in speaking the language, made new friends, reached a deeper understanding of chinese culture, and became more confident in myself as an individual in a global world - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Very worthwhile, I can now say with confidence that Chinese is my second language. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I improved my language ability and gained a greater cultural perspective. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 02, 2018 Immersed
I learned how to live independently and fulfillingly in China. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely! Besides the obvious, calculable improvement in my Chinese level, I have become more confidant in myself through this transformative experience. I have also gained friends and connections for life and experiences I will never forget. - Oberlin College View Entire Review
I learned language skills and how to live and travel in a foreign country. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 03, 2017 Great Experience
It was just an excellent environement. Great language pledge, totally worthwhile - New York University View Entire Review
I learned how to interact and navigate in a foreign country。 - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the culture through little everyday habits and I made some great friends. It was very worthwhile. - Cornell University View Entire Review
My Chinese improved and I learned a lot about the Chinese culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that I really hate living in cities and that Chinese people do not really understand why I look Chinese but can't speak it fluently. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a better understanding of Chinese culture, Chinese language, and got to really know Chinese people on a deep level - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 23, 2018 Chinese
My Chinese got better and I gained a lot of confidence both in my Chinese ability and overall - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I've learned to adapt and interact with the locals culture on top of improving my Chinese. Yes it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of clarity from this program. I think going abroad brings a lot of clarity but I think being a Chinese-American in China was a very interesting experience that while brought with it a lot of consequences, was ultimately very beneficial and helpful to my personal growth. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned about local culture and improved my reading and formal grammar. Was worthwhile to make friendships with locals. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Chinese and some cool friends. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, huge language acquisition - Georgetown University View Entire Review
I had already been to China multiple times, so I didn't really experience the culture shock or feel like I was in "a new world" or anything like that. It was a more interesting and worthwhile experience in terms of personal independence living abroad than cultural immersion/exchange. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Hangzhou, known as the Garden City for the unusual quantity and quality of its parks and greenery, is the capital of Zhejiang province. Located just over 100 miles from Shanghai in eastern China, Hangzhou was China's capital during the Southern Song dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries when nomads from the steppe invaded Northern China. Human activity in the area dates back 4,700 years, and the current city has a history of over 2,200 years.

Today, Hangzhou has approximately seven million inhabitants and boasts at least 20 universities, an important emerging technology industry, and temples, pagodas, and museums acclaimed throughout China and the world. Additionally, beautiful West Lake, made famous in Chinese literature, offers a scenic respite from the activity of city life. With few international students and rich opportunities for cultural immersion, Hangzhou offers an ideal setting for Chinese language study.

The School in China's host in Hangzhou is the Zhejiang University of Technology (ZUT), which has its own attractive and recently landscaped campus in the center of the city. The university enrolls approximately 15,000 Chinese students on its welcoming, vibrant campus. Students have the option to choose a semester or a full year of study.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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