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Chinese Language Immersion in Xi’an, China

Program Description

Students can learn Mandarin and Chinese culture firsthand in Xi’an, China with Xi’an International Studies University. Students pursuing a major or minor in Mandarin Chinese will experience a city in China, explore nearby cities, learn Chinese calligraphy and participate in a variety of cultural activities and events.

Xi’an is an important cultural, industrial, and educational center of the central-northwest region of China and home to the Terracotta Warriors.

Health and Safety 

Students registering for programs agree to the following: I understand that UCA does not control requirements of vendors, universities, and other stakeholders for study abroad programing. Should a vendor or organization require masks, vaccinations, quarantine, or other measures regarding COVID 19, I agree to follow these requirements. While UCA and its partners will work to update students, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to take measures to protect themselves from the spread of disease.

Students must attend one health and safety meeting in the spring semester.

Participants will be enrolled in comprehensive international insurance for the duration of programming.

Course Offerings

UCA Course Credit: Earn 6 credit hours, transferable to UCA with the Education Abroad program to China.

CHIN 2310/2320 – Intermediate Chinese I/II

CHIN 3300/3303 – Advanced Chinese Grammar I/II

CHIN 2340 – Intensive Chinese Conversation Abroad

CHIN 3398 – Travel Seminar in China

Students must have completed 3 or more credit hours of Chinese prior to enrolling in this program. Approval by Dept. of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures is required.

Honors credit (HONC 3310: Junior Honors Seminar) is available with Dr. Patricia Smith’s approval signature on the course form.

Important Dates

Tentative Travel Dates:  May 15th – June 4th 2022 (exact dates TBA)

Apply for your passport.

Apply for scholarships.

Program Application Open Date: Mid-October 2021

Application and Deposit Deadline: February 4, 2022

Assisting Faculty Leader

Email:,  Office: Irby 207 C Phone: (501) 852-2332

Program Cost

Official Program Cost Estimate: TBA

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