May 19 - July 14, 2013
Summer Program Website: www.uri.edu/chinesesummer
The 8 week Chinese Summer School begins on the beautiful Kingston campus of the University of Rhode Island. Students and faculty live together in a dynamic, supportive Chinese-only community. Kingston is located just minutes from the beaches, 30 miles south of Providence, 75 miles from Boston, and 160 miles from New York City. On June 14, the group will fly together to Hangzhou, China for the second four weeks of the program. Zhejiang University is located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, just 115 miles southwest of Shanghai. Considered by the Chinese to be a small city, Hangzhou has a population of around 7 million! It lies at the southern end of the Grand Canal, which was constructed beginning in the 5th century B.C. and which links the city with Beijing. Hangzhou's most famous feature is West Lake.
The URI Chinese Summer Summer School offers beginner and intermediate intensive courses in Mandarin Chinese. Participants earn 8 Chinese language credits during the 8-week program. Students can opt to participate in one of the following programs:
|Program A: Eight-Week Language Program - URI and China (8 Credits)|
|Program B: Eight-Week Language Program with China Manufacturing Study Tour (11 Credits)|
|Program C: Four-Week Language Program - URI Only (4 Credits)|
|Program D: Four-Week Language Program - China Only (4 Credits)|
|Program E: Four Week Language Program with China Manufacturing Study Tour (7 Credits)|
The fundamentals of Chinese with special emphasis on listening and speaking. First-
year grammatical structures.
Our Level 2 Program. Practice in listening and speaking. Development of reading and
writing skills. Intermediate-level grammatical structures.
Intensive course in development of spoken and written Chinese. Advanced level
Advanced literature and civilization course focusing on major modern and contemporary
Chinese writers and their works
Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes. Basic facility layout and
manufacturing system design, including material handling and lean principles
Housing and Dining:
Dormitory accomodations available as a double occupancy in Chinese-only supportive living/learning community. Single room occupancy accommodations available upon request for an additional fee of $500. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided and vegetarian accommodations are available.
Weekend excursions in China, as well as additional excursions to local Hangzhou industry. The teachings of Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi, etc.
Program A: $5900 Program B: $7,192 Program C: $2,600
Program D: $4,800 Program E: $6,092
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Kingston
Tours and cultural activities
NOTE: All fees are subject to change
Textbooks and meals in China not included in the program fee
|Scholarship Application Deadline: March 18, 2013||Final Application Deadline: April 1, 2013|
*Single rooms are available upon request at an extra charge of $500
**Group airfare R/T from Providence or Boston to Shanghai will be arranged by the URI
Chinese Summer School and added to the total program fee.
NOTE: Airfare is non-refundable after April 10. 100% refund of program fees prior to May 1.
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Wen Xiong||Kelly Watts|
|Department of Languages||Office of International Education|