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.

Host Institution

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.

Application process

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.


Have a question?

Application Inquiries

Maral Abajian

Academic Inquiries

Department of Classics, Modern Languages & Linguistics
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