This program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) at the Southwest University for Nationalities. The Chengdu program is ideal for students who are interested in experiencing life in one of the most ancient, culturally fascinating and authentic places in all of China.
Chengdu, also known as “the city in heaven,” is the capital of Sichuan Province; the economic, cultural and political center of Southwest China. Chengdu is a great place to live and people are friendly and welcoming. It is a city where past meets present. High rises and fashionable shops give the city a modern feel, while the street markets and traditional teahouses add a taste from the past.
This program offers a high quality educational experience with a focus on either Chinese Language or Chinese Studies. If you choose to focus on intensive language study, you may also take one or two elective courses such as Tai Chi, Chinese culture, history or Chinese cuisine. See USAC for your course options.
The Chengdu program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the USAC office abroad and the overall operations of the program: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours as well as overseeing your general well-being.