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Harbin, ChinaHarbin is an intensive, eight-week Chinese language program that is open to regular UO students and students from other institutions. Participants may have as little as one prior year of college-level Chinese language (or the equivalent) or be advanced Chinese language speakers. By participating in this program, students will be able to rapidly increase their language proficiency in Mandarin and complete 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 idea for summer learning.
  • Live with a Chinese family or in the dorm with a Chinese roommate.
  • Earn 17 UO credits (15 credits for Chinese language; 2 credits for Chinese culture and field experience).
  • Small class sizes with approximately 3-5 people in each class.
  • Daily one-on-one tutorials after class.


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