Arizona in Hangzhou: Traditional Chinese Culture & Language

China
Hangzhou
Arizona in Hangzhou: Traditional Chinese Culture & Language
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25variesLate JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • Chinese, English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Hangzhou, the capital and most prosperous city in China’s Zhejiang Province is an emerging technology hub and renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. Come explore the rich traditional culture centered on tea in Hangzhou and the role of Chinese calligraphy.

Academics

Students can choose between a 5-week Culture Track or a 7-week Language & Culture Track. With both tracks, the time in Hangzhou is the same. The dates for the program taking place in Hangzhou will run from June 25th to July 20th. Students should plan to arrive in Hangzhou the weekend prior (June 23rd or 24th).

LANGUAGE & CULTURE TRACK:

  • Language Course Offerings (choose ONE):
    • CHN 102: Elementary Chinese (5 credits) or CHN 201: Intermediate Chinese (5 credits)
    • 3 weeks of intensive language studies here at the UA campus from May 28th to June 15th
    • 4 weeks of non-intensive language studies in Hangzhou from June 25th to July 20th

 

  • Culture Course Offerings (choose ONE):
    • EAS 160A1: Worlds of Buddhism (3 credits) OR EAS 333: Buddhist Meditation Traditions
    • EAS 295: Tea & Chinese Culture (3 credits)
    • CHN 440: Chinese Calligraphy (2 credits)
    • approved CHN or EAS 299/399: Independent study credit (1-3 credits)
    • 1 week of online coursework from June 18th to June 22nd
    • 4 weeks of continuing course works in Hangzhou from June 25th to July 20th

 

CULTURE TRACK:

  • Students choose TWO of the following course offerings:
    • EAS 160A1: Worlds of Buddhism (3 credits) OR EAS 333: Buddhist Meditation Traditions
    • EAS 295: Tea & Chinese Culture (3 credits)
    • CHN 440: Chinese Calligraphy (2 credits)
    • approved CHN or EAS 299/399: Independent study credit (1-3 credits)
    • 1 week of online coursework from June 18th to June 22nd
    • 4 weeks of continuing course works in Hangzhou from June 25th to July 20th

Housing

Students will live in residence halls on the China Academy of Art campus.

Links of Interest

Scholarship Information

In addition to scholarship found in our Resource section on the study abroad website, please also consider the following:

Confucius Institute Scholarships (details TBD).

Freeman Asia https://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA/Apply), a scholarship specific for students going to Asia

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