Miami Intensive Summer in Tianjin

Chinese Dragon Dancers Chinese Dragon Dancers
The Forbidden City The Forbidden City
 The Great Wall of China  The Great Wall of China
 Red Lanterns  Red Lanterns
 Chinese New Year Decorations  Chinese New Year Decorations
 Chinese Great Panda  Chinese Great Panda
Shanghai Cityscape Shanghai Cityscape
 Tianjin Library Interior  Tianjin Library Interior
 Xian Terra Cotta Warriors  Xian Terra Cotta Warriors
 Yunnan With Mountains in the Background  Yunnan With Mountains in the Background

By immersing in Chinese language and culture, the summer program in Tianjin provides a great opportunity to improve students’ language skills and increase their understanding of China. The six-week program allows students to earn up to 9 Miami credits by offering the following courses:

Chinese language

  • Chinese 101 (4), 102 (4)
  • Chinese 201 (3), 202 (3)
  • Chinese 301 (3), 302 (3)
  • Chinese 401 (3), 402 (3)

Chinese culture

  • CHI 271—Chinese Culture Live (1 or 3)

The program organizes excursions to historical and cultural sites as well as provides opportunities for students to travel on their own.

Program dates: June 6 – July 19, 2020

Program cost: $2300 (estimated) program fee plus Miami tuition. The program fee covers housing and excursions in China.

Application: : To apply, please fill out the online application at:

Excursions: The 2020 summer program includes exciting excursions to Beijing, Guizhou, and Guangxi.

Location and host: The host institution, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, has one of the longest established programs teaching Chinese to foreign students in China. Its main campus is situated in the heart of the city, ideal for students to integrate into local society. Located 110 kilometers from Beijing, a half-hour ride by the bullet train, Tianjin is the third largest city in China, with an area of 11,000 square kilometers and a population of 13 million residents. The people of Tianjin are well known for their hospitality, generosity and colorful customs. The city is the industrial and commercial center in the region and boasts the biggest comprehensive port in north China. In 2006 the central government approved an ambitious plan to build Tianjin Binhai New Area—about four times bigger than Shanghai’s futuristic Pudong New Area—into a third economic powerhouse after Shenzhen and Pudong of Shanghai.

Financial aid: This program is eligible for the Study Abroad Scholarship: Go to the  Study Abroad Credit Workshop Scholarship site for more information.

Notes: The participants of the program are expected to attend meetings during the spring semester and do some academic research before their departure for China.

Contact information:
Dr. Liang Shi
Department of GRAMELAC
Irvin Hall 147
(513) 529 – 2231

Great Wall of China