China Studies Program
Come explore the vast, geographically diverse land of China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population! Students experience firsthand the daily realities of this powerful country by living at Xiamen University, also spending time in Hong Kong, Xi’an, Shanghai, Beijing, and an area of rural China. The program includes Chinese language study, courses in Chinese history, contemporary society, and intercultural communication. Students also choose to concentrate in either Business or China Studies.
Opportunities like weekly English language tutoring sessions help CSP students develop relationships with the students of Xiamen University and residents of Xiamen.
Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.
Messiah tuition, room, board plus $1,200 off-campus study fee.
Fee covers tuition, housing, meals, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. A $300 deposit is requested within two weeks of acceptance.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from their program.
Messiah Application Deadlines
Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014
Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014
Begin the application process here!
“I learned much about Asian cultures in general, and the Chinese culture in particular. I believe that this knowledge is essential for a person like me who wants to work in international relations.“