The College of William & Mary’s summer program in Beijing takes place at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious educational institutions. Tsinghua is a comprehensive university with a strong emphasis in the sciences, humanities and management, as well as boasting an outstanding Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Approximately 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend Tsinghua University and it is located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing.
This program offers students 9 weeks of Mandarin language and cultural immersion, as well as allowing them the opportunity to conduct research in Beijing. W&M students will earn 12 credits through this program and courses will receive letter grades, meet William & Mary degree requirements and appear on the transcripts of William & Mary students just as they would if taught on campus.
This program requires one year of college-level Mandarin and possible participation in a one-credit course in Spring 2013.
It also includes a study tour of urban and rural China, housing in international dorms and guidance from a W&M faculty member Emily Wilcox, who serves as the Program Director and travels with students. W&M students will live with other W&M students in the dormitories, and meals are not included in the cost of this program.
The Reves Center advisor for the Beijing summer program is Molly DeStafney, firstname.lastname@example.org.