China Program Center
The China Program Center at UMass Boston seeks to advance scholarly and business collaborations between China and America through innovative programs including practical training, trade missions, government exchanges, and joint academic ventures. Read More about The China Program Center »
Programs for American Audiences
2017 STARTALK Mandarin Language Summer Camp
Students in grades 6-12 from Massachusetts are offered a 15-day, intensive Mandarin Language Summer Camp led by experienced Chinese language instructors and held at Greater Boston, MA. Applications are required for participation.
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UMass-STARTALK Summer Institutes for Teachers of Chinese
STARTALK and the China Program Center at UMass Boston offer a hands-on, technology-based Summer Institute to current Chinese language instructors, students preparing to become language instructors, or those pursuing employment in public, private and independent schools.
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Fulbright-Hays GPA Program
The China Program Center at UMass Boston received a federal grant from the Department of Education to run a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) program: Advanced Chinese Language Immersion (Long Term Program for undergraduate students and recent graduates).
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The New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the China Program Center and the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston will host the 30th New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar in collaboration with STARTALK Programs at UMass Boston, Primary Source, CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools), and the Fulbright-Hays Chinese Culture Enrichment Program.
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Exploring Chinese Character Etymology and Traditional Culture
This course designed for Chinese language instructors and university students studying Mandarin is an introduction to the study of ancient Chinese characters. It will explain Chinese characters in terms of culture; seek to understand the relationship between Chinese characters and Han (Chinese) society and life, such as the relationship between Chinese characters and traditional ways of thinking.
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AP Chinese Summer
This course is designed for students with 3+ years of prior Chinese language learning experience. The curriculum is gauged for intermediate-high and advanced-low learners as described by the ACTFL guidelines. It provides further study of Chinese through intensive training and practice, both written and spoken, with the goal of complete target language communication, as described in the AP Chinese exam.
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The New England World Language Department Chairs Seminar on Teaching Chinese Language in K–12 Schools
On Saturday, December 20, 2014, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s China Program Center and Confucius Institute will host the New England World Language Department Chairs Seminar on Teaching Chinese Language in K–12 Schools in collaboration with Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS), Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) and STARTALK.
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How to Do Business in China
This program will enable business leaders to better understand the Chinese business environment and will provide a perfect opportunity for networking with high-profile Chinese officials and business executives.
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Entrepreneurship in the U.S. and China
This new course will offer students an in-depth look at how business in conducted in China, through a two-week stay at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s leading universities.
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American college students, parents, and staff will travel to Beijing in June for a 3-week program focusing on Chinese culture, history, geography, and politics at Tsinghua University.
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Mandarin Language Curriculum Resource and Teaching Center
The Chinese language is by far the most common in the world. Employers in parts of Asia have begun to consider Mandarin as much as English as the must learn language of the future.
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Programs for Chinese Audiences
Global Leadership Workshop in U.S. Public Policy and Public Administration
This is an intensive, six-month U.S. residency program designed to offer forward-thinking Chinese politicians insight into the architecture and day-to-day workings of American policy and economics.
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International Student Program
UMass Boston, complete with renowned faculty members and located in one of the United States’ most vibrant cities, promises an enriching experience for all Chinese students through its International Student Program.
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Chinese Faculty Training Program
The Chinese Faculty Training Program is a customized, semester-long program designed specifically to develop Chinese university faculty members’ English comprehension and presentation skills, especially as they apply to teaching.
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- Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for University Students
- Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for High School Students