Founded in 1902, Nanjing University is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in many fields. International students take courses at the Institute for Inte...
Founded in 1902, Nanjing University is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in many fields. International students take courses at the Institute for International Studies at the Gulou campus of Nanjing University. Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, the campus offers a host of social and cultural offerings. There are a variety of student clubs and organizations to meet students' needs and interests. Students are encouraged to participate in the extracurricular life on campus. Sports facilities are available to meet all your fitness needs (for a small fee). Banks, supermarkets, post offices, hospitals, bookstores, restaurants etc. are all conveniently located to the university.
This is primarily an intensive Chinese language program. However, students may have the opportunity to take a course on Chinese culture or history taught in English. This option is not guaranteed.
The school year is divided into two semesters. A semester usually lasts 18 weeks, including 2 weeks of exams. Students will take a combination of Chinese language instruction and courses taught in English in Chinese studies and culture. The number of hours that students spend in classes is typically 18-23 per week, which is significantly more than what a typical US-based student is accustomed to. Students will receive 12 - 18 credits for their participation in this program.
At the Institute, beginner to advanced Mandarin language classes are offered each semester, taught by experienced teachers. Small language classes allow for flexible teaching and accommodation of individual needs. Students will also have the opportunity to arrange for language exchange partners during orientation.