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Study Abroad


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Study Abroad in China

UW 6-week summer intensive Chinese study program at Tianjin Normal University in China (6 upper division credits awarded for UW Chinese minor program)

The program is especially designed for students who have completed two years of Chinese at the college level or have a proficiency equivalent to two years of college level Chinese, as evaluated by the instructor. UW summer abroad program at Tianjin Normal University will create an unforgettable life changing experience and get a new outlook on life. Better Program, Better Future!

During the 6-week program in China you will:

  • Improve your language skills through 25 hours of intensive in-class language.

  • Earn up 9 credits, which will be applied for a Chinese minor.

  • Explore exotic places Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and WuZhen (water town) for their amazing traditional and modern culture.

  • Learn Chinese calligraphy and painting, martial arts Taichi, Chinese song, Chinese knot making, and Chinese paper cutting.

  • Live on campus with Chinese roommates, and spend time on weekends with host families to experience their authentic daily lives.

  • Participate in local community service.

  • Intern at a local company to earn your first abroad working experience.

Dates: mid-May to mid-July


Tianjin Normal University offers full scholarships including 6 credits, tuition, and dorms.

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and sophomore standing at the time of travel will be eligible to apply for the “Dick and Lynne Cheney Study-Abroad Grants Faculty-Directed Programs” scholarship.  

Additional information

Contact the program director Yan Zhang at

“I love working with the One Heart Charity. What really impressed me was how loving all the children were.  Being able to meet with them and talk to them was one of the best experiences in my life.  It made me step back and evaluate what was truly important in life.  Being able to go to China helped me in many different ways.  Not only did my Chinese greatly improve, but I also made many amazing friends. Furthermore, it helped me come out of my shell, and become open to new experiences.  Since I can speak Chinese, I will have an advantage over others in my field and have more job opportunities” --Alexx Sanchez, Geology Major at UW. 

“The trip this summer was huge for me.  I had never done any real traveling before, and now that I’ve started, I never want to stop.  I got to learn so much about China. Working with the kids at One Heart Charity was so much fun.  They were so excited and that energy is contagious. I was impressed by how hard they tried to make us feel at home.  This trip was life changing and someday I hope to go back. ” --Tyler Miller, Criminal Justice Major at UW.

“What most impressed me was how understanding the locals were at one’s level.  As well, as how kind and grateful they were at the attempt we made to learn.  We showed interest in their language and culture, and they rewarded us for that”. --Richard Bierman, international studies major at UW.

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