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C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China

Why study on the Middlebury program in Kunming?

  • Rigorous Chinese language and cultural studies with focus on Chinese ethnic and minority studies
  • Twenty hours per week of language and topical courses taught in the Chinese in small classes and through intensive individualized instruction.  Strict language pledge.
  • Electives include newspaper reading, environmental studies, contemporary issues classical and business Chinese, ethnic and minority studies.
  • Dormitory housing at Yunnan University with Chinese roommate

C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China

Why study on the Middlebury program in Kunming?

  • Rigorous Chinese language and cultural studies with focus on Chinese ethnic and minority studies
  • Twenty hours per week of language and topical courses taught in the Chinese in small classes and through intensive individualized instruction.  Strict language pledge.
  • Electives include newspaper reading, environmental studies, contemporary issues classical and business Chinese, ethnic and minority studies.
  • Dormitory housing at Yunnan University with Chinese roommate

C.V. Starr-Middlebury School

Why study in Hangzhou?

  • Rigorous Chinese language and cultural studies with strict language pledge
  • Sixteen hours per week of language and topical courses in small classes and intensive individualized instruction
  • Electives include Ancient Chinese HistoryBusiness and Classical Chinese, Contemporary Issues, Film, Literature, and Newspaper Reading
  • Dormitory housing at Zhejiang University of Technology with Chinese roommate

Contemporary Issues or Language Intensive Program (IES)

Why study on the IES program in Beijing?

  • Contemporary Issues: Option in English for students primarily interested in Asian Studies, Economics, History and Political Science.  Included: extensive field study
  • Language Intensive: Option for students primarily interested in developing fluency in Chinese at the intermediate or advanced level.  Included: wide variety of Internships
  • Housing with Chinese roommates or home-stays
  • Selection of field trips to various parts of China

IES Cape Town Program

Why study in South Africa?

  • highly diverse nation experiencing profound political, social, and economic changes
  • opportunity to study extremes of wealth and poverty
  • university classes with local students at University of Cape Town
  • field work in environmental studies, health studies and sociology