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Harbin, ChinaHarbin is an intensive, eight-week Chinese language program that is open to UO students and Chinese Flagship students from other institutions. Participants may have as little as one prior year of college-level Chinese language (or the equivalent) and will be able to increase rapidly their language proficiency in Mandarin, completing one full year of Chinese language credits. In addition, participants will be actively engaged in the local community through housing with Chinese nationals, service learning, excursions, and other activities. Students will be enrolled in specially arranged classes at the Harbin Institute of Technology, and a UO faculty member will also be on-site to provide support and academic guidance.


  • Harbin’s mild summer climate and standard Mandarin dialect make it ideal for summer learning.
  • Students will meet in Beijing and take an overnight train to Harbin after a two-day excursion
  • Students will earn 15 credits (one year) in Chinese language.
  • In addition, students will complete cultural and field studies activities for an additional 2 credits.
  • Participants will live with either a host family or in a dorm with a Chinese roommate.
  • The program also provides an opportunity to connect with the local community.


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