Sichuan University in partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, offers students an amazing 6-week summer program where participants will gain unparalleled insight into the study of Tibetan culture while also learning Mandarin language.
The Tibet Studies class will expand participant’s knowledge of Tibetan civilization both practically and theoretically. A field component is included which will lead participants to a Tibetan Village so they can better conceptualize and apply what is learned in class.
The Mandarin language class consists of 48 hours of instruction designed for students with beginner-level language skill. For an additional cost, students can enroll in either intermediate (2400 yuan) or advanced (3600 yuan) Mandarin language courses. To compliment the language learning experience a lecture series will be conducted each week on Chinese culture, history, politics, economy, Sino-US relations, religion, and law.
Excursions to local areas of cultural interest will take place each week and participants will interact with local students through organized activities on and off campus. Some examples include: Sichuan Opera, Leshan Giant Buddha, Panda Breeding and Research Center, local museums and sports.
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.
Tibetan Studies and Mandarin Language is available as a summer study abroad program in Asia during the North American summer.
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