China Study Abroad Program

China Semester Program in Shanghai and Nanjing

Saint Mary's College has an affiliation with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and offers semester programs at the CIEE centers on the campuses of the East China Normal University in Shanghai (China in Global Context, English Program with two required Chinese Language courses) and the Nanjing University in Nanjing (Intensive Chinese language and Culture Program, Four Chinese language courses with one Chinese cultural course in English). Students attend classes taught by the CIEE faculty and local university professors designed for the CIEE students. All the programs are customized to the needs of American students, including community services and internship opportunities. Rich extracurricular classes are also offered, including Chinese Martial Arts, Mahjong (a popular Chinese game), Chinese instrument, Chinese cooking class and Calligraphy. All the programs offer a one-week trip in China and some weekend trips close to the city.

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China Summer Program

Saint Mary's College, in collaboration with Creighton University and the Soong Ching Ling Foundation, offers a three-week study program in the summer. Students will travel throughout China and visit many of historic and famous cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Students can practice oral Chinese during the trip. Students will also do some community service and interact with Chinese university students. Students will be able to immerse themselves into this fascinating culture while earning 3 credits. Previous students have traveled to Beijing, the capital of China, Pingyao, Traditional Chinese style old town, Xi'an, the origin of Chinese culture, Chengdu, the city of leisure, Wuhan, Nanjing, origin of the modern history of China, and Shanghai, one of the modern cities and business centers in China.

A fee of about $4500 covers tuition, international airfare, hotels, meals, all transportation and most entrance tickets throughout China. Students live in double rooms in three-star hotels and eat in local restaurants. The domestic transportation includes coach buses and trains. Local English-speaking tour guide service will be offered in each city.

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