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ASCL Chinese LSA+ Beijing

Beijing, China

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Classes In

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Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages

IMPORTANT NOTE about this program

All students interested in applying must have an updated passport that will be valid 6 months past the program end date. If you need to apply or renew, they should begin that process before the applications are due.

Additionally, since the visa process requires a quick turnaround, it's critical that accepted and committed students complete the visa application immediately to receive it in time for departure. 



The Chinese LSA+ Program is returning to Beijing in Summer 2024! This program provides participating students with ten weeks of advanced Chinese language training in the vibrant and exciting capital of China.  You will live and study in the heart of the city at Beijing Normal University (BNU) which ranks among China's leading universities.  Dartmouth students who have completed first-year Chinese prior to the program will study second-year Chinese at BNU; those who have completed second-year Chinese on campus will take third-year Chinese courses.  All participants will also take a course on Chinese culture and society taught in English by the program director.  Our itinerary will include group excursions to sites in and around Beijing such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.  We will also travel to Shanghai, Xian, and other parts of the country.





Faculty Director


All students:

ASCL I TBD I 90: Society, Culture & Markets in China (Director's Course)

For students who have completed the first-year Chinese sequence at Dartmouth:

CHIN | 22 | 90:
Intermediate Modern Chinese (Second-year level)

CHIN | 23 | 90:
Intermediate Modern Chinese (Second-year level)

For students who have completed second-year Chinese at Dartmouth:

CHIN | 31 | 90:
Advanced Modern Chinese (Third-year level)

CHIN | 32 | 90:
Advanced Modern Chinese (Third-year level)


With an average grade of B:

ASCL | 10.01: Introduction to Chinese Culture (offered Spring 2024)

CHIN 1-2-3 or CHIN 4 (for those studying intermediate Chinese in Beijing):

CHIN 22 & 23 (for those studying advanced Chinese in Beijing)




Students live in dormitories at the University. Students should expect to share a bedroom and bathroom with other students. 

For more information, please see the department website.


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 each program by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". 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.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs more than a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding for programs that span the entire term. 

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

Financing your program | Financial Aid | Scholarships | Budgeting & Costs


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