• A Chinese peasant hauling timber down  the mountain, in rural Heilongjiang.

    A Way of Life

    A Chinese peasant hauling timber down
    the mountain, in rural Heilongjiang.

    Pigeons outside St. Sophia Cathedral in Harbin

    Favorite Hangout

    Pigeons outside St. Sophia Cathedral in Harbin

    Trees turn green as spring finally comes to Harbin

    Time for a Stroll

    Trees turn green as spring
    finally comes to Harbin

    Seagulls at the Tiger Beach water park in Dalian

    Gaining Perspective

    Seagulls at the Tiger
    Beach water park in Dalian

    Calligraphy class in Xi'an, at Shaanxi Normal University

    Revered Art Form

    Calligraphy class in Xi'an, at
    Shaanxi Normal University

    A Muslim mosque in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu

    Ornate Architecture

    A Muslim mosque in
    Lanzhou, capital of Gansu

    Tibetan Buddhist prayer tower in Xiahe, rural Gansu

    Gracing the Countryside

    Tibetan Buddhist prayer tower
    in Xiahe, rural Gansu

    Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags in Xiahe, rural Gansu

    Colorful Contrast

    Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags
    in Xiahe, rural Gansu

  • UM Chinese Flagship Summer at Shanghai

    A rigorous, engaging summer program designed specifically for Flagship students on an intermediate proficiency level.


    Program Dates

    • Mon., May 22
    • Depart from U.S. (arrive the next day)
    • Thurs., May 25
    • Classes Begin
    • Wed. – Sat., (6/21-6/24)
    • Beijing Trip
    • Fri., July 14
    • Classes end
    • Sat. & Sun. (7/15-16)
    • Shanghai Excursions
    • Mon., July 17
    • Students may fly home as a group on this day*

    * unless early or late departure approved.


    Eligibility

      The Summer at Shanghai Program is an integral part of our Chinese Flagship curriculum, utilized between the 200 and 300 levels. Chinese Flagship students from other campuses are welcome to apply, provided that they meet the following eligibility guidelines:

      • Must be a Flagship student in good standing at the home institution.
      • Must be on or approaching the intermediate mid proficiency level in reading, writing, speaking, and listening upon application.*
      • Must NOT be beyond intermediate high in speaking upon application.
      • Must be recommended by the Flagship director and current Chinese instructor(s) at the home institution.
      • Must have a passport that is valid until at least May 15 of 2018 at the time of application.

    Program Costs

    Total estimated cost for tuition, housing and fees for Summer 2017:

        • Tuition and fees: $4,800 (this includes the China visa*, but not any costs associated with obtaining or renewing a passport)
        • Airfare: $1,750 (an approximation, taking into account rising fuel prices.)
        • Food: $210 (approx. $10/day, although you may spend more during the Beijing trip and in airports.)
        • Plan on spending at least another $250 in personal, miscellaneous expenses (this amount differs greatly from student to student).
    Notes:
      • *The China visa cost estimation assumes that you allow us to submit your application and receive the discounted price offered by our agent.

    Application Process


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