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SIT: China, Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities
Kunming, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
Chinese-Mandarin, English
Core Program Attributes::
Center-based Program, Research
Minimum GPA::
Housing Options::
Homestay, Hostel/Hotel/Guest House
Approved by::
Open to::
Junior, Sophomore
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace
Program Description:

Study China’s cultural diversity and minority relations in Yunnan Province and on an excursion to Beijing, while earning up to 10 credits for Chinese language study.

Chinese SquareBased in Yunnan Province, home to a rich diversity of minority communities and traditions, this program examines the social, environmental, economic, and cultural factors shaping Yunnan’s and China’s future. Students gain a deep understanding of China’s rich multicultural history and broadened perspectives on the major issues and challenges confronting China today. In addition, students can rapidly advance their Chinese through the program's intensive language component, which yields six academic credits.

Major topics of study include:
  • The role of traditional Chinese cultures and belief systems in contemporary life
  • Rapid urbanization, agriculture, and social change
  • Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Tourism and sustainability (cultural and environmental)

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.