Direct enrollment is recommended to the extent that your language competency allows.
While we suggest you look at these highlighted programs first, feel free to browse the programs section of the Study Abroad website, explore an online directory of study abroad programs, and consult materials in the Study Abroad Resource Room.
The Iowa in Tianjin summer program was developed by the University of Iowa Department of Asian Languages and Literature and the College of International Education (CIE) of Tianjin University of Technology (TUT). This close cooperation has created a program ideally suited to meeting the language needs of University of Iowa students.
This program usually runs June 1 through July 31.
Last year, the group flight's departure from the U.S. was May 31. Information for group travel will be provided soon after acceptance to the program.
Iowa in Tianjin (Academic Year)
Students will directly enroll in the Tianjin University of Technology. Unlike the summer program, students will be directly enrolled with other international students studying Chinese in Tianjin.
Also unlike the summer program, students will not receive resident credit for their time at Tianjin. As this situation can get complicated, interested students should make an appointment with the study abroad advisor in charge of this region by calling the Study Abroad office at 319-335-0353.
The University of Iowa's Chinese Department has approved a student exchange with East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. Students may enroll in ECNU's international language program and study Mandarin Chinese in one of China's most dynamic destinations. Study alongside other international students while exploring the unique international flavor of Chinese culture in Shanghai.
The fall semester usually runs from September to January. The spring semester runs from February through July. Check with Study Abroad for specific start and end dates and application deadlines.
The CIEE Chinese Language and Cultural Studies program is designed for students with zero to four semesters of Chinese language study and an interest in China’s ethnic minorities and the Chinese identity. This program is ideal for students majoring in the social sciences with an interest in multi-ethnic China and modern life in Beijing.