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AMELL Chinese LSA+
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: Chinese Target Language: Chinese
Lodging Options: Dormitory Enrollment: 25
Type of Program:
Program Description:

Program Overview

AMELL Chinese LSA+The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures offers an Advanced Language Study Abroad (LSA+) program in the People's Republic of China.  Beijing classes are taught at a major university, Beijing Normal University, for ten weeks. In addition to its course offerings, Dartmouth-at-BNU gives students the experience of a culture and political climate radically different from their own. Throughout the term and in conjunction with course offerings, trips are taken to places of historical or cultural interest in Beijing and vicinity.  There will be two weekend overnight field trips and an 11/12-day mid-term field trip.


Faculty Director
2015 Fall: Professor Fenru Shi
2016 Fall: Professor Fenru Shi

Chinese 22, 23 and Chinese 31 (for students who have completed first-year level of Chinese)
Chinese 31, 32 and Chinese 33 (for students who have completed second-year level of Chinese)
Chinese 41, 42 and Chinese 43 (for students who have completed third-year level of Chinese)

*Please note:  The third course will also be a sectioned language course, taught entirely by BNU instructors.

Prerequisites (with an average grade of B)
Chinese 3 (or the equivalent)
Chinese 10 (or its equivalent or permission of the director)
Chinese 1, 2, 3 or Chinese 4 (equivalent to 1, 2, & 3) for those taking 22 and 23 at BNU
Chinese 23 (or its equivalent) for those taking 31 and 32 at BNU
Chinese 33 (or its equivalent) for those taking 41 and 42 at BNU

Student Life

Students live in a foreign student dormitory on the BNU campus.  The dormitory provides a reading room with newspapers, periodicals, major Chinese literary journals, dictionaries, and reference books.


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2016
03/02/2016 09/10/2016 12/04/2016

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This program is currently not accepting applications.