Do you know what the most spoken language in the world is?

If you said English, you’re close! Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world, with English not too far behind. Learning to speak Mandarin can open doors for you globally and make a positive impact on your future.

Find adventure and accelerate your Chinese language proficiency by coming to study Mandarin Chinese in one of our high-quality Chinese language programs. When you study abroad, you get to immerse yourself in another culture and learn the language much faster than studying in your home country.

Come for a couple of weeks, a semester, a season or a whole year. No matter how long you choose to stay for, we’ll be here to make sure your stay is fantastic and that all you have to worry about is working hard and having fun!

Why come to China to learn Chinese?

Here are reasons why you should learn Mandarin Chinese, and more so, why you should come to China to learn it:

  1. Experience one of the world’s oldest civilizations juxtaposed with modern living; get immersed in the rich sights, sounds and flavors of China, they’re unique!
  2. Learn to speak the world’s most spoken language faster than you ever could by learning at home (and get in loads of practice with the locals while you’re here).
  3. Challenge yourself and grow; develop critical thinking and confidence, learn to adapt, get to know yourself better, and develop skills that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.
  4. Add an experience to your résumé that will make you stand out from the crowd. Both college and employers value the characteristics you have and develop as an international student and intern.
  5. See some of the world’s oldest buildings, meet endangered pandas, explore the vast regional areas of China that range from mountains to deserts, and get the chance to see record breaking bridges and futuristic architecture.
  6. Make new friends for life that live all over the world (you may even have opportunities to visit them in their countries later on!).
  7. Gain global perspectives from the world’s largest exporter, get to understand international trade and how to do it well.
  8. Many companies across the globe, especially multinational corporations either have a presence in China or do business with China. The demand for English/Mandarin Chinese speakers is high, but the number of people who are fluent in both is low. This opens up amazing opportunities for your future!

Highlights of our Learn Chinese Programs

Varied availability across eight Chinese cities.

A language exchange with a native Chinese speaker to accelerate learning.

Duration options include short-term, 12 weeks, and year-long.

Learn around 200 characters in a semester.

Special programs operate throughout the summer and winter seasons.

See China through guided cultural tours, activities and field trips.

Highly qualified and experienced language teachers and tutors.

Customize the program based on your budget, goals and time available.

Choose how YOU Would Like to Learn Chinese in China

Go Abroad China have a number of programs available to help you learn Chinese in China. Without a doubt, our programs offer value for money with more inclusions in our standard package than our competitors. Choose one program for the year, or mix it up a little with a combination of options. Either way, you will return home more independent, confident, will have gained impressive new language skills, and depending on what program you choose, will have added international experience to your résumé that will boost your future career.

At University
In a Small Group Class
One-on-One
For High School Students
In your Gap Year
Take your Chinese language skills to the next level by studying Mandarin at one of China’s top universities. Courses have been developed in conjunction with our most prestigious universities to accelerate and improve your Chinese language skills. With Go Abroad China’s university Mandarin Chinese courses, you get to study Chinese for credits at our partner universities/colleges, some of the best in China. You also get to experience real life in one of our vibrant cities, be culturally immersed, while completing your qualification or degree.

Program Highlights

Go Abroad China organizes tailored Chinese learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests with internationally accredited institutions. Your program will include:
  • A balanced yet comprehensive curriculum integrating all aspects of the Chinese language based on your Chinese language proficiency and your level of study, i.e., standard or intensive.
  • Classes include cultural immersion, modern teaching practices and oral lessons.
  • Highly qualified, professors and instructors who are native Mandarin speakers.
  • A range of programs to choose from, from classes for complete beginners to classes for those who have studied Chinese before.Choose your course length, from four weeks to a semester or a full academic year.
  • Language Exchange Program with native speakers
  • Free electives, which can be language and non-language focused.
  • Safe and comfortable accommodation options.
  • Around the clock support hotline and assistance.
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The small group Chinese language program is perfect for individuals who prefer smaller classes, groups wanting a personalized experience or even families. The program is flexible will have you speaking Mandarin in a few weeks. These intensive Mandarin classes are hosted in a range locations across China, each offering a unique experience; whether you are looking for a quieter stay, experience ancient China or staying in the buzzing modern cities of Shanghai or Beijing. Talk to our program coordinators to choose the best location and components for you.

Program Highlights

Go Abroad China organizes tailored Chinese learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests with internationally accredited institutions. Your program will include:
  • Small classes between 10 and 15 students.
  • Weekday or weekend programs available.
  • Suitable for individuals, small groups or families.
  • Internationally recognized and award-winning language schools.
  • Program packages include social and cultural outings.
  • Safe and comfortable accommodation options.
  • Around the clock support hotline and assistance.

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For some people, a classroom setting isn’t the best learning solution. It may be that you don’t like learning in a formal class environment, even if it’s a small class, or you find you need flexibility with when you can learn, for example, business executives, busy individuals or Interns. It may be that you want to learn only specific aspects of the language, rather than follow a structured class curriculum. If that’s you, then One-on-one Chinese lessons may be just the thing; lessons customized to your requirements, availability and learning goals. These intensive Mandarin classes are hosted in a range locations across China, each offering a unique experience; whether you are looking for a quieter stay, experience ancient China or staying in the buzzing modern cities of Shanghai or Beijing. Talk to our program coordinators to choose the best location and components for you.

Program Highlights

Go Abroad China organizes tailored Chinese learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests with internationally accredited institutions. Your program will include:
  • A one-on-one class learning format with a professional accredited and experienced language tutor.
  • Receive undivided support and attention from your tutor, maximizing your learning.
  • A customized curriculum, based on your desired outcomes and Chinese language knowledge.
  • A completely flexible lesson schedule.
  • Free cultural or language-based electives to choose from.
  • Safe and comfortable accommodation options.
  • Around the clock support hotline and assistance.

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There are few things in life which can make you feel more grown-up or prepared for life like living and learning in another country can. Studying abroad opens your eyes to new concepts, ideas and knowledge like few other experiences will. Pack this with fun activities and cultural experiences (shared with fellow high school participants), and you have a recipe for a new and exciting learning opportunity. Combine this with learning the most spoken language in the world, Mandarin Chinese, and you’ll find your future open up in a way you won’t believe! GAC High School Programs have been developed to introduce students to global thinking, critical problem solving and increase their cultural adaptability; skills that will set them up for a great future.

Program Highlights

Go Abroad China organizes tailored Chinese learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests with internationally accredited institutions. Your program will include:
  • A rich curriculum combining immersive Chinese language classes with other cultural or language-based electives to choose from.
  • Opportunities to work in the community or volunteer.
  • Opportunities to interact with native Chinese people and see how they live on a typical day.
  • Safe and comfortable accommodation with established and vetted Chinese families (we try and ensure the family has a similar aged child).
  • Around the clock support and assistance from our trusted Go Abroad China team.
  • Opportunities for part-time job introduction, as well as taking part in an internship.
  • A well-structured program to ensure you have fun, learn Chinese and observe China first hand.
Sometimes we simply need a year off (or even just a semester). A gap between high school and college or university, or break halfway through an intensive degree or course, or if you’ve reached a crossroad in your life and don’t know which path to follow. Taking a gap year in China can be the perfect solution! You can join students from across the globe in an unrivalled Gap Year Program and discover the world, grow in confidence and independence, learn Chinese, and add something to your portfolio of life that will stand you in good stead in the future.

Program Highlights

Go Abroad China organizes tailored Chinese learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests with internationally accredited institutions. Your program will include:
  • Choose how you would like to spend your gap year.
  • Immersive Mandarin classes with other international students of similar age.
  • Learn about business in China through networking opportunities.
  • A chance to work in the community or volunteer.
  • Accommodation with established and vetted Chinese families.
  • Opportunities for part-time job introduction, as well as taking part in an internship.Around the clock support and assistance from our trusted Go Abroad China team.

Mix it Up a Little for a Tailored Experience

For students that want something a little different, or a little more intense, Go Abroad China can create a completely tailored program. Combine any of the above programs throughout your year for a broader, exciting experience in which you get to try different ways of learning, give back to the community and gain experience - all in a year abroad!

Some of the ways you can mix and match your program:

  • Mix a university program or high school program with additional language lessons for a more immersive and intensive study program. Options include the addition of One-on-one Tutoring or extra Small Group Classes.
  • Add in some volunteering opportunities. Give back to the community and make your time in China more meaningful by helping the disadvantaged.
  • Add in a Paid Internship and add some valuable international experience to your resume (while earning a little cash).

Additional ways you can customize your program:

Internship in China
Teach and Learn
Volunteering in China
Choose your Destination
Choose How Long You Want to Stay
China has the largest and fastest growing economy in the world. Go Abroad China arranges paid Internships for our participants with a range of companies, from small start-ups to large, multinational corporations. When you Intern abroad in China, you gain international work exposure and learn the most spoken language in the world: Mandarin. The experience and knowledge you will gain will change your perspectives on life and set you up for a global career.
What better way to spend your Gap Year than in the exchange of languages? Come and spend your Gap Year teaching in China and share your language with us, while we teach you ours! Go Abroad China can organize a range of teaching opportunities for both qualified teachers or people with no teaching experience at all. Our Teaching Programs offer you generous income, accommodation, travel, immersive Mandarin classes, and meals. Our team have an excellent reputation in the industry and will match your skills to your opportunities and expectations.
For those of you who want to give back to the community, Go Abroad China offers some of the most meaningful travel and volunteer experiences right here in China, fulfilling the needs of both locals in unideal situations and giving you a valuable opportunity to get involved in our social improvement efforts. Without a doubt, one of the most effective ways to get to know local people and understand them is to mingle with them in their daily life, all the while making a lasting impact in the community.
Go Abroad China can arrange a range of programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Qingdao, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen. Each of these cities has many opportunities to explore China’s rich cultural history, see historic landmarks and experience China as a local.
Go Abroad China can plan your program around your timings. Start when you want to and finish when you want to. We have short-term programs that range from four weeks through to 12, a semester program, a year-long program or you can even come for summer or winter. Arrange your stay around your holidays, your work schedule or however it suits you.

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Continue your studies, or work and travel while learning the most spoken language in the world through an immersive language program that will fast track your Chinese language proficiency and take your life in a whole new direction!

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Make New Friends and Grow Your Network

When you join a Go Abroad China language program, you’ll meet people who come from all over the world - from America, England, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Asia and more. Your fellow program participants could be school students, business people, experts or graduates. GAC also organize social and networking experiences in which you’ll meet Chinese business people and other business individuals from many roles and walks of life. Your network of friends and acquaintances will grow dramatically. You’ll also make friends with the locals, who will happily help you practice your Chinese skills.

Why Choose GAC?

Transferring to an international university in another country can be a complicated process. Making sure you have everything sorted, from choosing the right place to study to transferring credits, organizing visas and getting around can do your head in. Go Abroad China is here to make the process as smooth as possible; we’ll handle all the details and ensure your stay in China is memorable for the right reasons! GAC can make sure you get into the university of your choice, organize all the details for you, help you with your visa and arrange the little extras that make the experience worthwhile! GAC arranges affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language programs. We’ve placed thousands of happy students and would love to do the same for you.

With GAC you get:

University Placement

All Course Materials

Visa Support

Orientation and Welcome Support and Activities

Accommodation

Networking Opportunities

Airport Transfers

Cultural and Outdoor Experiences

Certificate and Course Credits

24/7 Support Hotline

Go Abroad China offers excellent value for money.

Our standard packages have more inclusions than our competitors,
and we fully tailor your experience to match your needs.

Choose Where You Want to Live and Learn Chinese

Go Abroad China offers you a range of Chinese cities to live and study abroad in.

Learn Chinese in China’s Top Universities

Get an Internationally Recognized Credit for Mandarin

Learn Chinese in a culturally immersive program that is internationally recognized, which will open doors for your future career. Live, learn, laugh and experience Chinese in this immersive cultural experience that will leave you feeling like a new person.

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Travel, adventure, and fun are waiting for you.

Studying abroad is your chance to seize life with both hands and experience a different life.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Immerse yourself in a new culture, learn how the other side of the world lives and broaden your horizons.

Grow as a Person

Develop your confidence, be more independent and learn new things. Get to know yourself better than you ever have.

Make Lifelong Friends

Spending time, living, and learning in a new country with people from across the globe will create bonds for life.

Explore China

China is a diverse country blending rich history with a cutting-edge modern lifestyle. See all the wonders China has to offer.

Gain Impressive New Language Skills

Whether you’re a complete novice or are expanding your knowledge of Mandarin, you’ll accelerate your learning immensely.

Gain International Experience

Pair your Chinese learning experience with an Internship in China and gain invaluable international working experience that will enhance your resume.

What’s Included in a GAC Language Program?

At GAC, our primary aim is to make sure your stay in China is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Over time we’ve found that our students ultimately become our friends. Our programs can easily be customized to suit your needs. Whether you want to come and learn Chinese and study in China for a  few weeks, over winter or summer, for a semester or an academic year, Go Abroad China have a program for you. If you still have questions or want to know more, why not contact us? Our team is here to help you every step of the way.

Your program fee includes the following:

Pre-arrival Support & Visa
Chinese language classes are the primary focus of our China immersion program. Our programs have been developed to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible, so by the time you leave, you’ve improved your proficiency and can carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, and have a sound understanding of the Chinese culture. The course usually includes 20 hours of language classes each week and cover the intricacies of speaking, writing and reading. All GAC Language and Internship programs include the courses, textbooks, and electives chosen with no out of pocket study expenses.
Dates and Fees
Programs can start at any time and run throughout the year, inquire now to find out what programs are available for your preferred dates. Fees will be based on the final package components selected. We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss dates, promotions, full, and partial sponsorship opportunities.
Housing
We offer three different housing accommodation options. The accommodation fee is already included in the program cost and is guaranteed for the duration of the student’s stay in China.
Safety and Support
We understand your concern for your safety while in China and we take this very seriously. Our team have many years’ experience in working with and supporting you. Safety and security form part of our policies and we provide full support throughout the program (24/7); including travel and living arrangements, visa documentation, pre-departure guide, airport transfers, orientation, study materials, familiarizing you with your university or language school and surroundings, and bilingual program coordinators.
Welcome and Orientation
To ensure that students and parents understand how the program works, what they can expect, so you understand the rules, regulations, city hazards, school rules and receive a cultural briefing, we organize orientation sessions. A parent session is available prior to students departing, while students take part in a group orientation once they arrive in China. Students will also be supplied with a welcome pack with necessary information and goodies they need for their stay.
Workshops and Seminars
Interactive workshops, group seminars, and discussions are included in the package. These workshops and seminars have been developed to help our participants get well-acquainted life in China, things to expect, components of Chinese culture such as music, art, shows or performances, traditional food, calligraphy, Tai Chi and more.
Chinese Language Classes
Chinese language classes are the primary focus of our China immersion program. Our programs have been developed to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible, so by the time you leave, you’ve improved your proficiency and can carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, and have a sound understanding of the Chinese culture. The course usually includes 20 hours of language classes each week and cover the intricacies of speaking, writing and reading. All GAC Language and Internship programs include the courses, textbooks, and electives chosen with no out of pocket study expenses.
City Tours and Excursions
We organize trips to famous and fascinating historical sites such as The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and many more. In addition to these tourist sites, we organize trips to Chinese schools, universities, business enterprises and the countryside to let students enjoy all the aspects of the region they are staying in. Social activities are also included, enabling students to get to know their fellow participants and make friends for life.
Cities
Our programs are available at a number of Chinese Cities and are run in conjunction with China's Top Universities. The most popular destinations are Beijing and Shanghai, however, other cities also have much to offer. Talk to our coordinators about where you would like to stay while you are here.
Insurances
Our service package covers all the day-to-day needs from visa support documentation to insurances and medical aid membership. We understand you need to know you will be safe and looked after while here and that should anything happen, they will have the best medical care. Our team work hard to ensure that these situations do not arise and ensure we understand any health requirements you may have before you arrive. We work hard to ensure all our policies are up to the expected standards. You can be assured that we'll look after you.
Volunteer Opportunities
To enhance your learning experience in China, we have a selection of community projects and volunteering opportunities available. These include helping out at a local hospice, orphanages or poorer schools that need additional support.
Language Exchange Program
Living in China is a great way to speed up your learning experience, enabling you to engage with roommates and neighbors, develop great new friendships and learn outside the classroom. Our programs include the opportunity for language exchange with a native Mandarin speaker to help accelerate your learning experience through practice.

Four Easy Steps to Learning Chinese in China

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Step one: Apply online

Once you have an idea about where, when and for how long you want to learn Chinese in China, complete our online application form to get the ball rolling.

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Step two: Assessment

To make sure we know what you want from your Chinese learning experience – why you want to study abroad, what you want to achieve, where and for how long you’d like to stay – we’ll organize a 15 minute Skype interview with you. From this, we can make sure we tailor the right Learn Chinese Package for you. We’ll also know if this is the right program for you. Within two to three days after the interview, the coordinator will be in touch by email to let you know if your application has been successful. If so, we’ll send you a formal offer.

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Step three: Confirmation

To confirm your placement in our program, you’ll need to reply to our letter of offer and pay your agreed deposit. Once this has been done, we’ll send you all the documents you need: your contract and all the required documents for your study visa application as well as your pre-departure package. The pre-departure package contains all the information you’ll need regarding your trip including where you’ll stay.

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Step Four: Start your Chinese study experience

Once your flights have been booked, let us know your arrival details (date and time, flight number) so that we can organize airport pick-up. We’ll be excited to welcome you to our program in person!

Our support doesn’t end when you arrive. We are as dedicated to ensuring you have around the clock support for the duration of your stay as we do in getting you here. Your journey will include your paid internship, accommodation, language courses, cultural experiences, tours, and networking.

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Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

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Learn Chinese the fastest way in an immersive and culturally rich experience which will fast track your learning experience. Have all your needs taken care of and broaden your horizons, be more independent and make friends for life!

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Promotions & Financial Aid

We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss promotions, full and partial sponsorship opportunities.

Our prices range from US$3,280 to US$11,480 depending on your accommodation and length of stay.

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