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Chinese sunset over the mountains

Housing and Dining at URI



Most participants of the URI Chinese Summer School are housed in a facility known as theHeidi Kirk Duffy Center for International Engineering Education that includes the IEP and TI Houses.  In addition to a living room, dining room, laundry room and activity room, the TI and IEP Houses have single and double dormitory style rooms on three floors. Shared men's and women's bathrooms are on the first and second floor. Parking is available next to the house. Wireless internet connection is available throughout the house.

Chinese Summer School students make ample use of the Center's large patio, multi-standard DVD players, LCD projectors and much more.  The main floor features a large living room where comfortable high back chairs and plush sofas surround the fireplace, while another section provides for large conference tables and excellent lighting for daytime and late-night study sessions in Chinese.


by Chef Mark Schoenweiss

The Chinese Summer School has the great fortune of employing a chef with not only good cooking skills, but also a pedagogical dedication of his own.  Knowing that the students will encounter different foods abroad, and that their career goals will bring them into contact with a multicultural kitchen and dining experiences with high behavioral expectations, he eagerly prepares and serves meals that many have not encountered before.

The Chinese Summer School takes great care to continue the immersion experience during meal times . . . all students attend lunch and dinner at set times to give each other added opportunities to socialize and communicate in Chinese.

See today's today's menu for the IEP House Dining Hall!