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Wheaton in China

Wheaton in China features on-site study of Chinese language, culture, and society in a language immersion setting offered bi-annually May-June and based mainly in Beijing and Tianjin.


Wheaton in China program features an immersion study of Chinese language and culture with related lectures and workshops, field trips and guided travel. The program begins with an orientation week on Wheaton’s campus or on site devoted to cross-cultural training and concludes with a post-trip self-assessment and reflection project after students have returned from China. The program offers courses in all levels of Chinese for all majors. Language and cultural courses and electives are taught both by Wheaton faculty and by local experts. Wheaton in China includes visits to cultural and historical sites in various cities. Students have the opportunity to worship in local Chinese churches and participate in service-oriented activities. The program is offered bi-annually May-June.

Program Highlights

  • Cross Cultural Orientation
  • Total Immersion Program (Chinese Only!)
  • Courses Taught by Local Chinese Faculty Members
  • Three Types of Classes Weekly--Whole Group, Small Group, and One-to-One 
  • Room and Board on a Chinese University Campus
  • Weekend or One Week Home-Stay Arrangement
  • Fellowship with Other International and Local Chinese Students
  • Visits to Cultural/Historical Sites
  • Worship in Local Churches

Are you interested?

For more information contact the program director, the Global and Experiential Learning office, or take a look at more details regarding the program.

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