The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the participant.
ELIGIBILITY:This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including students who do not attend George Mason University.
Earn a total of 6 language credits from Chinese 110, 210, 250, 300, 301, 480, or 481.
On campus in dorms
Field trip to the Great Wall of China; an outing to watch a Chinese art performance; trips to Inner Mongolia and Xi'an
CONTACT: Denise Elles-Mdahuar via email or by calling 703.993.2155 or toll free at 866.468.1243. The toll free number does not accept calls from the 703 or 571 area code.
From 2010 Chinese Language Program Participants:
"I had the opportunity to meet real Beijing residents when I went to a ballroom dance class."
"The trip to inner Mongolia was a great cultural experience."
"Now I understand that the best language learning takes place outside of the classroom...by the end of the trip I was able to navigate the Beijing transportation system and negotiate with street vendors. "
In front of the Temple of Heaven
The 4-week Chinese language program offers study abroad participants the opportunity to intensively study Chinese at Beijing Language & Culture University.
Students attend intensive language classes in the morning; explore the historical sites in and around Beijing in the afternoon and on weekends; enjoy an Inner-Mongolia Grassland Trip during a long weekend; and participate in a tour of Xi'an.
Terra cotta Warriors in Xi'an
Karl Zhang is a master of Kungfu
Professor Karl Zhang earned his BA and MA from Fudan University in Shanghai, and his PhD from Stanford University. A seasoned instructor of Chinese language and a scholar of cultural studies and comparative literature, he founded the Chinese Program at Mason. He has directed Mason's summer Chinese study abroad program for seven years previously, and is now the head of the Chinese Program of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and Education Director of the Confucius Institute at George Mason University. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: June 27 - July 24, 2013
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Beijing for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Beijing for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
The Center for Global Education Program Fee includes:
- Cultural excursions
- Pre-departure orientation
- Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
- Administrative services in Beijing and at George Mason University
AASCU Scholarship for Summer Study in China
One Mason student is eligible for a $1500 scholarship to study in China this summer. Students should have academic merit, show economic need and be willing to share their travel and learning experience with AASCU. To apply contact the Center for Global Education.
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. Discuss this with your financial aid counselor early in your study abroad planning process. If you are not a George Mason University student, check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.