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Beijing Summer Program

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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 26 through August 24, 2019.  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.  Interested students can sign up by following instructions in this link.  
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.  
To read more about the program requirements, costs, and to apply, click the link below: 

If you would like to participate in second year intensive Chinese in Beijing with Yu laoshi, please read the following letter carefully:

  1. To apply for the program, please go to:  Study Abroad in Beijing, China
  2. When you apply for the program, you will need a recommendation letter.  You can put Yu laoshi there, or Zhu laoshi or Zhou laoshi.
  3. The program date is going to be June 26-Aug. 24, 2019
  4. You will register for Chin 235, and upon successfully finishing the course, you will earn 15 credit hours, which can be counted as your VLPA credits.
  5. The application deadline is Jan 31, 2019.
  6. The decision day is Feb 12, 2019.
  7. The program fee is $4900 right nowbut it will be lowered if Yu laoshi gets more funding, or if more students will attend, or if the participating students decide to live in double rooms instead of single rooms.
  8. Most type of financial aid can be applied to the study abroad fee, but you have to submit a separate application for summer financial aid.
  9. There are a lot of scholarship that support the study abroad. For information about scholarships, please visit:

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Yu laoshi at

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