Chinese Technology and Entrepreneurship: Hangzhou, China (High School)
Live in China's top tech hub. Study Chinese. Relax at scenic West Lake.
Explore the rapidly expanding world of entrepreneurship and technology in Hangzhou, a high-tech hub in a huge, dynamic economy. Host of the 2016 G20 Summit and home to companies such as Alibaba and NetEase, Hangzhou is driving China’s increasingly important role as a global leader in e-commerce and innovation. Spend the morning in class and then head into the city with classmates for site visits to cutting edge start-ups and tech giants. There’s also time to explore Hangzhou with friends and practice your Chinese language skills as you explore the spot that Marco Polo called “the finest and most splendid city in the world.”
Want an intensive academic environment where your Chinese language skills are the top priority? CET Beijing students speak only Chinese and live with a Chinese roommate. All classes are centered around Chinese language learning--from language instruction to auxiliary classes in Chinese TV, character writing, newspaper, business and literature. This program is for serious students of all language levels, from beginners to heritage learners. The January Term is open to students with at least 3 semesters of previous Chinese language study.
Ready for a study abroad experience that includes rigorous academics and takes advantage of an off-the-beaten-path location? CET Siena is for Italy-lovers who are ready to make a full year's worth of Italian language progress and to delve deeper into their understanding of Italian culture through electives in history of art, studio art, film, literature and politics. Local roommates or homestays and a faculty-led Traveling Seminar open additional windows to Italian culture. University of Virginia oversees academics, making this program a good fit for serious students of all majors and Italian language levels. This program is open to students from all colleges and universities.