Asian Languages and Literature Heads to Beijing for Summer Study Abroad

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Bronze Lion Statue at Taihe Gate, Forbidden City. Photo by Chan Lu
Directing this year's summer study abroad program to Beijing, China is Professor Chan Lu, and co-director, Liping Yu.  Twenty UW students will attend this UW faculty-led program for eight weeks from June 28 through August 22, 2018.  The program will be housed in the Beijing Language and Culture University, the oldest and most renowned university in China for teaching Chinese as a second language. 
Our 15 credit program encompasses morning intensive Chinese language classes, afternoon individual tutoring sessions with native Chinese speakers, and cultural classes covering topics such as martial arts, the Chinese tea ceremony, and calligraphy.  Students will also be exploring Beijing through field trips.  
During the 8-week stay, the 20 UW students will have the unique opportunity to meet and socialize on a regular basis with incoming UW students in Beijing, through one of Husky Help Organization (HHO)'s send-offs in China. 
This program is generously sponsored by scholarships from the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters through the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.  This is sure to be a valuable and memorable experience for our students.