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For more information on study abroad program for Chinese majors, please contact:

Jessamyn Abel, Assistant Professor in Asian Studies and History
Department of Asian Studies | 201C Old Botany Building, University Park, PA 16802 | 

Wen-Hua Du, Senior Lecturer in Chinese, Coordinator of the Chinese Language Program
Department of Asian Studies | 201B Old Botany Building, University Park, PA 16802 |


MAJORS:

Chinese


EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT:

All of the CIEE Shanghai programs and the IES Beijing programs are recommended for the quality of their programs and their proximity to major sights. CIEE: Shanghai, Accelerated Chinese Language program is recommended for language intensive interest, and CIEE: Shanghai, Business, Language and Culture program and CIEE: Shanghai, China in a Global Context program are recommended for   cultural or business interest. Both IES Beijing programs offer a unique home stay option for the complete language immersion environment.

CIEE: Taipei, Intensive Chinese Language and Culture is designed for intermediate to advanced language students who have an interest in improving their Chinese while having the opportunity to take non-language courses taught in English that aid in understanding Taiwanese culture and society. 

Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, is an exchange opportunity for Penn State students, offering a wide range of courses Asian Studies and Contemporary China Studies, among others.


ACADEMIC NOTES:

Study abroad is not required for the Chinese major, though it is strongly recommended and is indispensable for students seeking a career using the language. 

Students should plan to study abroad after successfully competing CHNS 110 on the PSU campus.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

For more information on global experiences and enrichment funding in the College of the Liberal Arts, please contact the Career Enrichment Network staff at lanetwork@psu.edu or 814-865-1070.

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