Montana State University

China: Language and Culture

Shanghai and Beijing


East China Normal University in Shanghai  with optional service learning project in an orphanage in Beijing



Chinese and English


May - June 2014


Eligibility: Both MSU and non-MSU students


Level:  Undergraduate/ Graduate

Prerequisites:2.5 gpa & Interview

Credits:  7 credits


Application Deadline:  February 28, 2014

Interviews:  Week of March 3, 2014


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Funding Sources: Follow this link to find sources to help finance your study abroad trip

Academic Program
Dr. Hua Li  from Modern Languages and Literature at MSU leads this program to East China Normal University in Shanghai, China.  She will be accompanying the group and taking care of logistics in China as well as hosting the many field trips.   While earning 6-9 credit hours towards your degree you can learn Chinese language, calligraphy, Taichi and Chinese culture first-hand. The program is based primarily in Shanghai, but a four day trip to Beijing is included.   An optional service learning project is available at the end of the program.


Credits will be transferred back upon your return as pass/fail.  You may earn 6 credits of Chinese language and 3 credits of Chinese culture--MSU financial aid available. 


An optional Service Learning project is available for students of this program.   Working in an orphanage in Beijing, students can work with Chinese orphans by teaching english while at the same time putting your own newly-acquired Mandarin skills into practise.   Students can select from a two week option or a one month option to live and work at this orphanage in Beijing.


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Frequently Asked Questions

A list of questions and answers related to the China program. 

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