In order to provide students with a desirable level of language proficiency and good training in cultural knowledge, the Chinese program at MSU established the following three study abroad programs. These programs provide students with a good opportunity to get to know Chinese society and culture and become immersed in the Chinese speaking environment. Students participating in these programs pay MSU tuition and earn MSU credits.
Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China
Summer-, Semester-, and Year-Long Programs
The program helps students obtain intensive training in Chinese language with maximum exposure to the Chinese language environment; and increase cultural awareness of Chinese society and its people through a Chinese buddy program, culture workshops, organized events, and field trips.
Harbin is the tenth largest city in China, with a population close to 10 million, and the political, economic, scientific, cultural, and communications center of Northeastern China. Harbin is one of the most beautiful cities in China and is well-known for its unique European and Russian-influenced architecture.
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) has a well-trained and experienced faculty and staff, most of whom have received the Certificate for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. The faculty has considerable experience in working with international students.
This 10-week summer internship program in Shanghai, China begins with a 2-week intensive Mandarin language course (no language proficiency required), followed by an 8-week full-time internship. This program centers on a combination of Mandarin language instruction, cultural training, social events, professional development, and internships that correspond to students’ academic interests. This unique international experience allows participants to gain an insight into Chinese business culture, meet industry leaders, and build professional networks while exploring the exquisite intricacies of Shanghai. Students earned 6 credits of internship and language elective credit on this program.
Study Abroad Scholarships for China & Taiwan
**Deadlines in Italics**
- College of Arts and Letters Scholarships (College of Arts and Letters majors only)
- Boren Scholarship (Early February program deadline – Dec 1 MSU internal deadline)
- Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) (Early November deadline)
- Freeman Asia (Late February/early March for summer, mid-February/Early April for fall)
- Fund for Education Abroad (January 1st)
- Gilman International Scholarship [need-based] (Early Oct for Spring / Summer – March 1st for Fall)
- The NTNU Mandarin Training Center Scholarship Program (Taiwan)
- Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
- TUSA Global Ambassador Scholarship Program
- MSU Office of Study Abroad Scholarships (March 1 for Summer/Fall – Oct 15 for Spring/Winter Break)