Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Kunming

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Located in Southwest China and close to several countries in Southeast Asia, Kunming is known as the “City of Eternal Spring”.Kunming’s parks—combined with the temperate climate of Southeast Asia—make it a very livable city with a strong “outdoor”... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.3
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I learned so much about Chinese culture and language. Just being in China and making Chinese friends helped me to appreciate learning the language so much more. I also gained experience of navigating problems and thinking critically in a foreign language and culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 14, 2017 Insightful
I learned how to deal with mental illness and travel on my own. I'm glad I had that experience but I don't want to do it again in the same way. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Chinese culture and just ways of living in a place that isn't America or somewhere where I am comfortable. I absolutely think it was worthwhile, but the program was not only academically hard, but very socially hard which I have already explained and which greatly detracted from my experience. - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
Absolutely it was worthwhile. I improved my Chinese by a lot while living in an amazing and unique country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 18, 2017 Difficult But Good
I am glad that my Chinese improved - Georgetown University View Entire Review
Improved academic Chinese skills - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 26, 2017 Go To Mic Kunming!!
the language pledge forces you to come out of your comfort zone and rely the language to build relationships with those around you. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Kunming
May 21, 2015 Four Months In Km
I definitely learned a lot from this experience. On top of improving my language skills, I learned so much about myself and my own identity and how much I need to work on really cultivating who I am and rediscovering the things that are important to me and important in this life. A lot of deep stuff. Because I looked around me a... - Colby College View Entire Review

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Located in Southwest China and close to several countries in Southeast Asia, Kunming is known as the “City of Eternal Spring”.Kunming’s parks—combined with the temperate climate of Southeast Asia—make it a very livable city with a strong “outdoor” culture. Kunming is very multicultural, clearly demonstrating the influences of the 26 different ethnic groups living in Yunnan Province. Our host in Kunming, Yunnan University (YNU), is centrally located in Kunming’s charming and bustling downtown area, adjacent to the Green Lake and its adjoining park.  As a comprehensive university, YNU has programs in most academic disciplines but is particularly recognized for its departments of anthropology and environmental studies.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Environmental Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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