General Information

Headquartered in
Beijing
Representative
Anne Dwane, CEO
Website

Contact Information

  • Phone: 86-10-5873-3436
  • Fax: 86-10-5873-3436 ext. 801
  • Address: In.Do Mansion, Suite 2-18C 48 Zhichun Road Haidian District Beijing, P.R.C. 100098

Summary

Zinch Study in China is a free, interactive community that connects American students interested in learning Chinese with China-based language programs, recent alumni of these programs, and experts on studying Chinese and living in China.

At launch, the site includes profiles of more than 25 major programs, including those offered by Harvard, Princeton, Berkeley, Duke, Tsinghua University, and Peking University. Programs offered by CET Academic Programs, the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), the Taipei Language Institute (TLI) and the Alliance for Global Education are also included. More programs are listed every week. Each program has independent reviews from recent student alumni, who share their personal opinions about the program. This type of “people-to-people” exchange of information is especially valuable when trying to decide which program is the best fit. These alumni reviewers can also be contacted online with follow-up questions.

The site also features expert advice about choosing the best Chinese language program. Initial contributors include Dr. Tom Gold of the University of California – Berkeley, Professor Lung-Hua Hu of Brown University, Dr. Charles Laughlin of the University of Virginia, Dr. Marvin Ho, Founder of the Taipei Language Institute, and Ms. Corinne Dillon, founder of Discover Mandarin.

For more detailed information and application information, the site links directly to each program website, as well as to the program’s listing on IIEPassport.com, which is operated jointly by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Education Dynamics. In addition, Zinch Study in China features comprehensive advice about preparing to go to China, and how to make the most of time spent studying there.