The Middlebury School in China, run in conjunction with CET Academic Programs, offers cultural and linguistic immersion through a rigorous curriculum and adherence to the Middlebury Language Pledge. By pledging to speak only the target language while abroad, students will have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment. Participants take an area studies course, a one-on-one content-based tutorial, and two electives. They live with Chinese roommates and may take part in excursions, volunteer work, and campus clubs and activities.
Students looking for more advanced language preparation prior to the start of the spring semester or who want to apply their enhanced language skills after the fall semester may be interested in a January term option in Beijing.
- All course work is conducted entirely in Mandarin
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
- Curriculum designed for high intermediate and advanced Chinese language students, featuring one-on-one, and small elective classes
- Housing with a Chinese roommate in dormitories
- Cocurricular activities: cooking, ping pong, martial arts, hip hop, bamboo flute, watercolor, etc.
Beijing is a large and vibrant city and is known as the cultural, political, educational, and artistic center of China. At its heart lies the ancient Forbidden City and the modern Politburo’s meeting grounds. The central business district attracts multinational and local businesses alike. The program offers electives in politics and area studies and is perfect for students of political science, economics, or the arts. Explore China's capital with the Middlebury School in China!
Hangzhou, known as the Garden City for its abundance of parks and greenery, is the capital of Zhejiang Province. Hangzhou boasts an important emerging technology industry, temples, pagodas, and museums acclaimed throughout China and the world. With few international students and rich opportunities for cultural immersion, Hangzhou offers an ideal setting for Chinese language study through Middlebury's language immersion model.
Kunming is known as the City of Eternal Spring. Its parks and temperate climate make it a very livable city with a strong outdoor culture. Kunming is also a very multicultural city, clearly demonstrating the influences of the 25 ethnic minorities residing in Yunnan Province. The program is especially suited for students of anthropology, Southeast Asian studies, and environmental studies. Live the language with the Middlebury Schools Abroad!