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Hong Zhu, Ed.D. Associate Director Study Abroad Notre Dame International

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The University of Notre Dame's China Summer Language Program in Beijing is an intensive language program with a rigorous study schedule that allows students to complete a full year Chinese study in eight weeks. In addition to lectures, drills and individual sessions, students will also spend three to four hours on Chinese study by themselves every day. This program, based at Peking University, allows Notre Dame language instructors to partner with those at Peking University and other institutes. Highlights of the program include the following:

  • Small sized language lecture and drill classes (8:00 am - 12:00 pm, M-F)

  • One-on-one individual sessions (40 min. per student, 1:30 - 4:00 pm, M-F)

  • Language partners who are students of Peking University (meet at least once a week)

  • Office hours in the evening (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sunday-Thursday)

  • Excursions and cultural events (6 times on Saturday and/or Sunday)

  • Guest lectures on Chinese culture and society (biweekly 4 times on Wednesdays)

  • Language pledge: speak Chinese only during the program

  • Six credits from the University of Notre Dame and the certificate of summer study from Peking University

For more details about Peking University, one of the top universities in China, please visit the website at