Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session

Associated Colleges in China

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Minzu University: Beijing, China

Program Highlights

All the regimented rigor of the Ivy programs, with diverse student backgrounds and experienced instructors. ACC runs year-round, and only uses full-time instructors, unlike summer-only programs which often hire graduate students to teach drill classes. It uses the same ultra-efficient teaching model and academic intensity as the elite summer programs, but it runs year-round, so its instructors are more polished. Full time language pledge. Weekend host families and language practicum. Intensive, highly-structured curriculum.

This is a great choice for an intermediate level student who wants a challenge, but might enjoy studying alongside students from schools other than YHP. The host campus is also quite diverse, with a large enrollment of students of non-Han ethnicity. ACC's term-time program is probably the most systematic and structured option among approved programs - not the best fit for a semester or year-long Light Fellow who seeks a casual atmosphere or a learner-driven approach to classes.

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Language Levels

2nd (see below), 3rd, 4th, 5th year Chinese

Terms Offered

Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Additional Information

2nd year is possible ONLY for students doing multiple, consecutive terms (summer+fall, for example) at ACC. In this case, applicants must meet with a Light Fellowship advisor.

ACC accepts the Light Fellowship Language Evaluation as a substitute for a letter of recommendation. This relieves instructors of the burden of writing a separate letter. Moreover, the program actually finds greater value in our form than in a standard letter.

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ACC is a very rewarding program. The small size of the student group allowed for each student to have more one-on-one time with the teachers, working together to improve individual language proficiency...I was pleased to see that apart from the majority of Hamilton College students, most ACC students hailed from various universities across the US. There were also two other international students with whom I could relate to on the program. Together, we all brought different perspectives into the classroom. In my opinion, this diversity strengthened the group dynamic. "

Timiebi Souza-Okpofabri
Associated Colleges in China
Fall, 2015