Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Chengdu, China
- Program Terms: Early Fall
- Budget Sheets: Early Fall
|Academic Term||Early Fall|
|08/24/2019 - 09/13/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$1,300|
|Prerequisites||You are eligible to apply if you meet all these requirements: 1. You are a matriculated UW student. 2. You are currently enrolled in a modern Chinese language class or have recently taken First-Year Chinese or higher. 3. You are a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident (non-Chinese passport holder).|
|Program Directors||Yuqing Cao | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||February 15, 2019|
|Extended Application Deadline||March 3, 2019|
|Information Sessions||February 7, 3:30-5:00 PM, SMI 313|
|General||This extremely affordable three-week trip to China offers 5 UW credits. The program consists of Chinese language and culture classes at Sichuan University in Chengdu and many field trips to various locations in Shanghai (or Beijing) and Sichuan Province. Tuition, room and board, and travel costs in China are paid for by the Confucius Institute.|
Chinese Bridge Study Tours are Chinese language and culture immersion programs sponsored by Confucius Institutes all over the world, designed to give college students a direct and deep experience with Chinese language and culture through classes, and visits to local historical and cultural heritage sites. This study tour is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Literature and the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington. It is ideal for students who have recently taken modern Chinese language classes at the UW. Students will engage in diverse activities during their stay in China, including interactive language classes, Chinese culture classes (paper cutting, calligraphy, ink and wash painting, tea ceremony, martial arts), cultural exchanges (activities with Chinese students), and sight-seeing to many historical and cultural attractions of Sichuan and its capital, Chengdu (including the Giant Panda Research Center and the Leshan Giant Buddha). The program is hosted by our partner institution Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Participation will be limited to 20 students, accompanied by a UW faculty member. Only U.S citizens and U.S. legal permanent residents are eligible to participate in this program.
You are eligible to apply if you meet all these requirements: 1. You are a matriculated UW student. 2. You are currently enrolled in a modern Chinese language class or have recently taken First-Year Chinese or higher. 3. You are a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident (non-Chinese passport holder). There are no special physical requirements for this program.
5 UW Quarter Credits
This is an intensive Chinese language and culture immersion program designed to give UW Chinese language students direct and exciting experience with Chinese language and culture through different types of classes, interaction with students at Sichuan University, visits to historical sites, and various traditional and modern cultural activities. Upon arriving at the host university, Sichuan University, the program director will assist Chinese language faculty at the Sichuan University to test and assign students to different levels of Chinese language classes. Students who successfully complete this program with receive 5 credits for Foreign Study CHIN 145, CHIN 245, CHIN 345 or CHIN 445, depending on their Chinese class level. Credits earned from this program cannot be used to satisfy Chinese major or minor language requirements.
Learning goals include:
Practice Chinese language skills acquired in UW classrooms in an authentic native language environment. Improve Chinese language skills in real life situations and through communication with native speakers. Learn more about Chinese history, culture, society and people through first-hand experience and interaction with both Chinese students at the host university and the general public. Become more comfortable speaking Chinese with native speakers.
Included in the program fee:
Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.
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The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure online orientation provided by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
You will be able to access the online orientation through your study abroad application once you have been accepted to a program. Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal application is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.