Study Abroad

UA in China: Language and Culture

the campus at Xiamen University
The campus at Xiamen University

Consider this unique opportunity to study language and culture in China. Cooperating with one of the top universities in China, Xiamen University, this program gives you first-hand information about the Chinese language and culture that are shaping one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

The program is open to all majors. No previous Chinese language is required. Students successfully completing the program will earn 6–7 credit hours from The University of Alabama.

Students also have unique opportunities to participate in everyday life after class to improve Chinese skills and abilities of cultural understanding. Chinese family visits and conversation time will help students acquire first-hand knowledge of the local Chinese people and regions. Students will travel to Beijing, Xi’an/Shanghai, and Fujian to gain experience of the variety of Chinese dialects, lexicon changes, and of course the dynamics in one of the fastest-growing countries in the world.

For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Xiang Zhang or the Capstone International Center.

 

UA Exchange: Feng Chia University (Taiwan)

A metropolitan university located in Taichung City, Feng Chia campus has earned the reputation of becoming one of the most promising comprehensive universities in Taiwan. Facilities offered on campus include a Chinese Language Center, Research Centers, Service Centers, Library Resources, Art Center, and a Sports Center (home to FCU’s mascot, the Fighting Eagle). FCU is comprised of seven colleges, offering 34 undergraduate programs, 39 Master’s degree  programs, and 14 PhD. programs that accept international student applications. Their International Business Administration Program is an English-taught program. All others are taught in Chinese. For more information on this program, visit its full page with the Study Abroad offices.

Experiential Learning

Alongside our study abroad programs, the Chinese Program works hard to bring experiential, authentic learning, cultural lessons, and professional development opportunities to our students right here in Tuscaloosa! Enjoy below a selection of photos from students’ various engagements through the Fall 2022 semester.