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Dalian University of Foreign Languages - BCA Study Abroad

At Dalian University of Foreign Languages in the port city of Dalian, students can take Mandarin Chinese language and study modern Chinese society.  Students live in dorms with international students and immerse themselves in Chinese culture and language. The program includes field trips to other significant sites like the Great Wall of China, Beijing, and the Forbidden City.  During the semester, students also travel to the countryside to visit with a local Chinese family!


Want a student's view? View Anthony's pictorial essay "My Life in China"

Click here to view photos from a recent Site Visit.

Goals and Objectives
BCA Study Abroad attempts to integrate American students into an overseas university, allowing them to broaden their horizons, to experience different cultures, and to practice speaking another modern language.

Students must have completed one full year of college and must have a 2.7 GPA or higher to qualify. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.

The 15 or 16 credits students earn each semester may meet some general education or major requirements. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.


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.


Costs: 2014 2015

Messiah tuition, room, board, plus $250 deposit.

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.


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!


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