USAC China: Chengdu - Chinese Language and Culture
*Due to the global health status worldwide, USAC is making programmatic changes to Summer & Fall 2021, and some programs might not be available. These changes are posted on individual program pages on the USAC website.* Summer Session I 2021 h... read more
Language, social skills, international experience, how to socialize, how to open up a little more, how to be more independent definitely, how to be away from family, how to take better pictures, and a larger view of how the world works, what my role is, and what I can do to make it better. A student - University of Nevada – Las Vegas View Entire Review
I was able to spend a lot of time re-evaluating what I want to do with my life. I was also able to become more independent and get out of my comfort zone. A student - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Lots of language skills gained. Also, I'm pretty good with chopsticks. A student - Washington State University View Entire Review
I learned what one can only understand by studying abroad themselves. It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. Jessie P - University of Florida View Entire Review
A lifetime of memories, friends, and language experience. Yes it was worthwhile A student - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Being in China, which is proving to be a a big contender in the world market, has helped me understand the impact international relationships have on everyone economically, socially,religiously, etc. It has also helped me recognize myself has a world citizen and not just an American citizen. Yolanda A - Goucher College View Entire Review
I learned more about Sichuan specifically. Dialects are really fun to learn. Studying abroad is worth more than the money you pay. Kathryn C - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was definitely a life changing experience, and I am very lucky to be able to continue living here. Brian P - California State University - Chico View Entire Review
My Chinese ability definitely improved while I was here, and I think I opened up a little more. I was pretty shy coming here, but you're forced to become friends with these people and that means opening yourself up. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. A student - Central Michigan University View Entire Review
How to make a better study abroad program, for one. Also, what my own limitations were. And I did accomplish one of the major goals I sought for going to China in the first place (a chance to meet with someone I'll only give a pseudonym for -- "Wolfman".). Was that worthwhile? Yes. Was any of it worth the horrid stress? Hard to ... A student - University of Idaho View Entire Review
I absolutely loved my trip! I learned so much about the culture, history, and people of China and I also learned a lot about myself. I am much more independent now. A student - University of Nevada - Reno View Entire Review
worthwhile Kyle_4481 - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
My study abroad experience has been really good. There are a lot of things you learn about yourself with a different group of people. I'm definitely better at international interaction as well as interaction between different personalities. I have not changed my academic interests or future plans. Julie S - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Yes. Christina K - Goucher College View Entire Review
I learned a lot, and want to go back as soon as possible. But I'm tired of writing about what I can't put down in words, so I'll leave you to your own decision and my extreme advice to go and experience it yourself. Clinton M - University of Florida View Entire Review
It was absolutely worth it. I feel that I gained an immeasurable amount of patience from the experience, both in dealing with a country completely different from my own and dealing with the different kinds of students that show up. I learned that no one way of living is better than another. I also gained a lot of comfortabili... Barry L - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
*Due to the global health status worldwide, USAC is making programmatic changes to Summer & Fall 2021, and some programs might not be available. These changes are posted on individual program pages on the USAC website.*
Summer Session I 2021 has been suspended.
The Chengdu program is ideal for students who are interested in experiencing life in one of the most ancient, culturally fascinating, and authentic places in all of China. Chengdu is also one of the more important economic centers and transportation and communication hubs in the country. The program offers the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese, a language which is becoming increasingly popular in the global marketplace. Mandarin is the official/standard dialect used in China, and Chengdu is a great place to practice it outside of class. Studying in China offers you a unique opportunity to experience one of the world's most ancient civilizations while living in one of the world's fastest growing major economies. Academically, this program offers a high quality educational experience with a focus on either Chinese Language or Chinese Studies.
However, the academic courses are only part of the value of the program. Participation in formal and informal activities, such as field trips to sites of historical and cultural interest, museums, weekend trips to the mountains, and other cultural immersion activities form an integral part of the program.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Chinese Language, Literature
- Chinese Studies
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USAC awards over $500,000 in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We have a variety of funding opportunities available for students enrolled in USAC programs. We also encourage students to research online for additional sources of financial aid and external scholarships for study abroad students. Additional scholarship information and application instructions will be provided on your Student Gateway account once you apply to a USAC program.
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