• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 GPA in Chinese language courses if taken
• Good academic and disciplinary standing
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to currently enrolled UW-Madison degree-seeking students and currently enrolled degree-seeking Wisconsin residents. ROTC/ProjectGo students are also eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to currently enrolled UW-Madison degree-seeking students.


Chinese language and humanities

Classroom Language

English, Chinese



Program Duration

Summer: Late May to Mid-August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2015  1/30/2015
Extended Deadline: 3/16/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

China, Tianjin
UW Intensive Chinese Language

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Learn Chinese in Tianjin, China's third largest city! Students on this intensive language program study Mandarin Chinese for 11 weeks over the summer, earning a full year's worth of language credits in one summer. Designed for students with a range of proficiency in Chinese language--from no previous experience all the way up to advanced learners--this program gives students the opportunity to develop Chinese language skills while experiencing life in one of China's fastest growing cities.

Situated on the Hai He river, Tianjin is one of the biggest ports in northern China and is well-known for its seafood, restaurants, and shopping. The city is a center of folk arts and performance, with Tianjin serving as a center for Beijing opera and gongfu martial arts. Located one hour from Beijing, Tianjin is also an excellent base for exploring China's capital city or other parts of the country.

To view an online information session about the Tianjin program, click here.