Program Description: The Chinese Language Summer Program will be based at Central China Normal University (CCNU), located in Wuhan, in the mid-south of China on the Yangtze River. Central China Normal University has an enrollment of 30,000 students. Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei province and is recognized as a major transportation hub in central China. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to advance their language skills. In addition to intensive Chinese language classes, the program will include 3 field trips. Past field trips have included the Yellow Crane Tower, the East Lake, and Hubei Provincial Museum.
*Passports: Students need to have their passports in hand in order to apply for the visa. All students should apply for their passports as soon as possible before the application deadline of March 1. Students will need passports in hand by March 15. Processing takes up to 2 months, so start early. If you need to apply and have less than 2 months until March 15, please contact Elizabeth Langston at E.Langston@memphis.edu to discuss if you will need to expedite your passport application.
The program fee includes:
The program fee does not include:
$350 application fee
ISIC ID card
Tuition at CCNU for 6-credit hours
$250 visa & processing fees
Housing in single room
3 cultural field trips
International airfare (airfare from Memphis to Wuhan is estimated between $2,000-$2,200)
International medical insurance
Optional field trips
Personal expenses and incidentals
A non-refundable deposit of $350 is due by March 1 to secure your place. Please submit your payment through the on-line application.
Course Information: Students will complete 6 credit hours for this program. Classes will be held Monday - Friday mornings. There will be tutorials in the afternoon or field trips. Credits will be transferred from CCNU.
Elementary Chinese (6 credits): Equivalent of CHIN 1010 and 1020. Designed for students with no prior knowledge of Chinese.
Intermediate Chinese (6 credits): Equivalent of CHIN 2010 and 2020. Continued study of sentence patterns through oral and written practice.
Conversation and Composition (6 credits): Equivalent of CHIN 3301 and 3302. Conversational and writing practice dealing with various topics such as Chinese culture and life style
Advanced Chinese (6 credits): Equivalent of CHIN 4304 and 4305. To expand on language and cultural studies.
Depart USA: May 25
Arrive Wuhan: May 26
Final Exam: June 28
Depart China: June 30
*Do not book any airfare until you've been accepted and received confirmation from the Study Abroad Office that it is okay to do so.