Take your course credits with you!
Applying to a university in China to study Chinese can be complicated and what would be the point of studying Chinese at a Chinese university if you can’t take the credits with you? Go Abroad China know how vital your studies can be, and we will work with you to ensure your program qualifies for credits at your university/college.
Our Learn Chinese at University programs have been designed in conjunction with some of China’s top universities and can be completed over any time period. Our team can work closely with our partner universities to meet your requirements for study.
How the Program Works
At the end of each University Learn Chinese program, the university issues an academic transcript. This document lists the courses each student has taken, the number of hours they attended class, and their final grades. You are encouraged to try and aim for at least 80% attendance to ensure you get the most out of your course.
Program classes are generally for 20 hours a week which is considered to be full-time study (although it’s more than full-time study by western university standards). A four-week program is considered to be equivalent to one semester of Chinese classes at a western university; a semester is several courses and should be awarded 12 to 15 credits in the US (a full semester's worth of classes).
Credit Transfer Options
All our international study and internship programs have been designed to complement your academic studies back home. If your university offers internship or allows external study credits to count towards your degree you can make your time in China count toward your degree for a more fulfilling experience!
We offer two credit transfer options: through your college or university at home or through our partner universities.
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:
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
Make new friends for life that live all over the world (you may even have opportunities to visit them in their countries later on!).
Gain global perspectives from the world’s largest exporter, get to understand international trade and how to do it well.
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!
Accelerate your fluency in Mandarin with our popular internationally recognized Summer Mandarin Language Programs. Our study abroad programs have been developed to include all the extras you need to have a comfortable, safe and enjoyable time in China, from day-to-day support through to visa help, accommodation, medical aid, cultural and sightseeing activities, and more (all included in our standard package at no additional cost).
Why Choose Go Abroad China's Chinese Programs ?
Internationally Recognized Language Programs
GAC partner with the top universities in China to provide you with internationally recognized language classes that accelerate your mastery of the Chinese language. Learn together with fellow students, business people and expats from across the world. Classes can be supplemented with one-on-one tutoring or additional small group classes. Students can choose a standard 20-hour study week or an intensive 30-hour study week. Classes are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who are bilingual, comprehensively trained, and who have years of Chinese teaching experience.
A Choice of Destinations
GAC offer programs in a number of Chinese cities, giving you the chance to choose the type of experience you would like. Join us in Beijing or Shanghai for the hustle and bustle of a modern city, or go for something quieter in Nanjing, Dalian is great for those that love history while Hangzhou is perfect for those who love natural beauty. We have something for everyone.
Experience all China has to Offer
GAC programs include a range of activities to keep you busy exploring and getting to know new people. From visits to the top historical landmarks such as The Great Wall, The Forbidden City or The Pagoda, to social activities and adventure outings such as hiking or rock climbing. Experience the culture through cultural activities such as calligraphy, Kung Fu, Thai Chi or local cooking classes (and more). Meet the locals and practice your Mandarin while you live amongst them, and while you’re at it you may just get to learn the local lingo!
Comprehensive packages that are value for money
Our packages include many of the extras our competitors charge extra for. Your packages include everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel hassle-free; from pre-departure support to visa documentation, insurance and medical aid, orientation, social and cultural activities and more.
Around the clock support
The GAC team are here to support you throughout your experience, from helping you through your application to 24/7 daily support during your stay here in China and even once you’re home through our Alumni team. Our goal is to ensure that we’ve taken care of everything so you have a hassle-free stay.
Customize your experience
As one of the few comprehensive China program providers, we can mix and match the main components of our programs to tailor your stay to match your interests, goals and studies. Combine language studies with additional classes at university, add additional Mandarin classes to extend your learning, take an internship, see China by adding in some extra trips or make a meaningful contribution by volunteering. Come any time of year for any duration, we’ll make it work for you!
Four Easy Steps to Learning Chinese in China
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are you waiting for? Apply online now!
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!
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 start from US$1,980, depending on your service components, accommodation and length of stay.