Sichuan University enjoys a deep cultural background and eminent scholarly research tradition. A key national research university with a history of more than 100 years, Sichuan University is a comprehensive institution with the widest selection of disciplines in West China.
Sichuan University developed the Center of China Studies to specifically address the needs of international students who wish to learn about Chinese language and culture. This program offers a range of courses to meet the academic needs of students from a variety of academic areas and requires no prior language study.
All classes included in the Center of China Studies are instructed in English. Courses are offered in:
- Social Sciences
- Environmental Studies
- Mandarin Chinese language (beginner to advanced)
Sichuan University is located in the city of Chengdu. Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan Province, home to approximately 10 million people, and is located in southwest China at the western edge of the Sichuan Basin. Chengdu is regarded as the starting point of the Southern Silk Road and is the gateway to the Tibet Autonomous Region. The surrounding region is famous for its three unique characteristics: beautiful scenery, Bashu Culture, and home of the Giant Pandas.
Chengdu is a great place to live with all the amenities and conveniences of a modernized city, but with a cost of living much less than Beijing and Shanghai. Like other key cities in China, Chengdu is rapidly growing, yet the pace of life is notably less hectic. The people of Chengdu enjoy a balanced lifestyle and benefit from all the resources that the city and province have to offer.
Studying abroad at Sichuan University in China is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.
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