About the program
There’s no better way to learn a foreign language than by immersing yourself in the country’s culture and surrounding yourself with the language on a daily basis. Hosted by the Concordia's partner university, the Communication University of China (CUC), the Concordia in China program offers Chinese language classes for students of all levels of Madarin language proficiency. This program combines three hours of daily Chinese language instruction along with special activities and lectures. The courses are Concordia courses that will allow students to earn 9 credits toward their Concordia degree. The program will be lead by Dr. Lian Duan.
Dates & Courses
Dates: Sunday, May 8, 2022 (arrival date) to Friday, June 17, 2022 (departure date)
Courses: The program consists of 9 credits. Students will be placed into a group according to their proficiency level, and will follow the corresponding courses:
· MCHI 200: Introduction to Chinese I
· MCHI 206: Introduction to Chinese II
· MCHI 240: Intermediate Chinese I
· MCHI 399: Chinese Grammar and Business Writing
· MCHI 398: Chinese Culture I
· MCHI 398: Chinese Culture II
· GROUP A: MCHI 200 (6 credits) + MCHI 398, 398
· GROUP B: MCHI 206 (6 credits) + MCHI 398, 398
· GROUP C: MCHI 240 (6 credits) + MCHI 398, 398
· GROUP D: MCHI 399 (6 credits) + MCHI 398, 398
Estimated costs & bursary
Concordia will charge program participants for 9 credits of undergraduate tuition and a program fee of $4800 to cover tuition at the host university, housing, Concordia program monitor fee and course materials.
Students are responsible for paying and selecting their transportation to/from Beijing, China, mandatory health and travel insurance, meals and spending money.
To offset costs, Concordia offers a bursary of $2500 to students who qualify. To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
- You are a Concordia student enrolled in a Concordia Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree program while participating in the program.
- Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits toward their degree. Graduate students must have completed at least 9 credits towards their degree; these must be credits earned from the current program. Transfer credits, whether internal or external, do not count.
The Communication University of China (CUC) is one of China’s key universities. The university is devoted to the cultivation of high-level talent and scientific research in the fields of communication, journalism and new media. CUC ranks among the highest of educational institutions of communication in China and is world-renowned for training Chinese language Newscasters and Television & Radio Announcers.
Students will be housed in shared rooms in an off-campus, private hotel near the Communication University of China or in an on campus residence depending on the size of the group and availability.
Preference will be given to students who have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, are registered in Concordia degree programs and are first-time applicants. Students who have between a 2.50 and 3.00 GPA are eligible to apply.
The selection committee reserves the right to interview applicants.
Submit the Concordia Field School Abroad Application by the application deadline of February 18, 2022. The application can be accessed through the Concordia International CSEP Mobility Portal.
Your application must also include:
- A copy of your most recent transcript (whether from Concordia or another institution). An unofficial Concordia transcript.
- A letter of intent of 500-750 words describing why you wish to participate in the Concordia in China program. You should mention what strengths or contributions you think you will bring to the group.
- Admissions decisions will be communicated by e-mail after the application deadline.
- Students admitted to the program will have to make a $500 deposit to Student Accounts (deadline to be announced). Please be aware, however, that any deposit you make will first be applied to any outstanding balances you owe to Concordia. If a student withdraws from the program, the $500 deposit will be credited to their student account and applied against their future tuition.
- Graduate students and students from other universities must first register as “Independent Undergraduates” to be able to register for these courses. If admitted to the program, you will be prompted to complete this step after your have received your admission letter.
- The courses offered on this program are subject to change based on final enrolments.
- Due to the structure and intensive nature of this program, students must be able to take all 9 credits included in the program.
All information on this website is subject to change without notice. The program is subject to a minimum enrollment of twelve students to take place, and it may be cancelled at any time and for any reason.