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|Study Abroad Advisor:||Molly DeStafney (email@example.com)||Program Type:||WM Exchange|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Mandarin||Language Requirements:||One Year College Level Mandarin|
|Host Institution Website:||http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/then/index.html||GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Host Institution:||Tsinghua University||Service Component:||No|
|Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
Tsing Hua Imperial College was founded in 1911 on the site of Tsinghua Garden in Beijing, a former Qing Dynasty imperial private garden. Tsinghua University is now a comprehensive university with 16 schools and 56 departments, currently ranked as the first or second best university in mainland China in many national and international rankings.
W&M students attending Tsinghua may focus on Chinese language and culture studies through the Chinese Language and Culture Center and may also choose from a limited list of content courses taught in English, which are offered primarily by the business and economics departments. Students proficient in Chinese may choose from the full university curriculum.
One may find more information from the university website: http://intlstudent.cic.tsinghua.edu.cn/EN/non-degree-programs/exchange.html
Spring Semester (February-June)
Academic Year (September-June)
(No fall-only option)
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15
W&M student in good standing
Students who have at least one year of college-level Chinese are eligible for Chinese language and culture classes at Tsinghua and may also select classes from TU's limited English-taught offerings; HSK band 6 is required for students wishing to take regular TU classes taught in Chinese.
Chinese language and culture program courses are available to all students, as are a select number of undergraduate courses taught in English; these English-taught classes are mainly in business and economics, but include a few offerings from other disciplines. Students whose Chinese language proficiency is HSK band 6 may choose classes taught in Chinese from the full undergraduate course catalogue.
The following courses are NOT open to exchange students:
Courses must be pre– or post- approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations.
Exchange: W&M tuition paid to W&M.
Housing, Meals and Fees:
A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee and insurance fee of approximately $34 per month apply to all students, to be paid to the W&M Bursar’s Office. Room and board paid on site in Tsinghua, and a deposit for the Zijiang Foreign Student Apartment is required. In addition, Tsinghua University requires the purchase of local insurance after arrival at Tsinghua.
The Reves Center advisor for the Tsinghua University exchange is Molly DeStafney (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.
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