Intensive Mandarian Program

Nanjing is one of the four ancient capitals in China with a history of more than 2,500 years. It has been a commercial, political and cultural center in East China where history, urbanization and nature can be captured simultaneously in one picture.

This faculty-led program offers students of all Chinese proficiency levels (i.e., elementary, intermediate, advanced) intensive courses on the Chinese language and culture at Nanjing University of the Arts (NUA), which is located in the heart of Nanjing with convenient public transportation. The School of International Education at NUA has welcomed thousands of international students from 52 countries and regions, providing both academic degree programs and short-term language and culture programs.

Ms. Yang from the department of World Languages, who is native of China, will accompany the group to Nanjing and remain on-site the entire time of the program. Professors from NUA will provide instruction. In addition to taking language courses in the morning, in the afternoons, students will take a variety of culture courses (Chinese Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Traditional Musical Instruments, etc) and field trips to many famous cultural and historic sites in Nanjing, such as Confucius Temple, Ancient City Wall, Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, etc. Students will also take a field trip to Suzhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China, on one of the weekends.

  • Program fee: (Estimated) $2200

  • Airfare: (Estimated) $1200-1800
  • Additional financial aid and scholarships available - check out your options here.



"The teachers were amazing, and I learned so much from their classes. I will never forget them, and how helpful and fun they were for each class. They understood that we were not amazing at Chinese, and gave us a new perspective and practice for the world outside of the classroom, so we can be social with our Chinese speaking."

"The trip was amazing, and I would recommend it to literally everyone I meet. The only thing I would change is to have more time in Shanghai, but other than that it was amazing, and I am so very glad that I applied to this trip, it was an amazing experience."


"Our time in China has been a one of a kind experience, I could not honestly think of anything else that could be added to the program. I feel I have not stopped moving and exploring things since the day I got here!"

"I loved my oral Chinese class. My ability to speak Chinese was greatly increased through this class. Also Sun lao shi was fun and exciting and taught in a way that was really interactive. Outside of class we also hung out a lot and conversed in Chinese which greatly helped my speaking ability."

***above are anonymous evaluations from former students***

Interested in finding out more about this program?

Please contact Ms. Li Yang at for more information.