• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.0 cumulative GPA; 3.0 GPA in Chinese language courses if taken
• 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.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Chinese language and humanities

Classroom Language

Chinese, English



Program Duration

Summer Session I: Late May – Mid-July
Summer Session II: Mid-July – Mid-August
Summer Session I & II: Late May – Mid-August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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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 over the summer, earning up to 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.

Students can choose Session I or Session II, or stay for both Session I & II. Students who stay for Session I or Session II will earn 6 credits of Chinese, while those who particpiate in Session I & II will earn 12 credits of Chinese.

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.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen Chinese language skills
  • Be exposed to various aspects of Chinese culture through cultural activities
  • Deepen cross-cultural understanding through exposure to daily life in Tianjin