Chinese Study Abroad & Internships

Mount Holyoke offers its own programs in Shanghai and Beijing, as well as an exchange in Hong Kong. Students should see the list of approved programs in Asia on the McCulloch Center website for the complete list of semester and year options in China.

Shanghai Spring Semester Program

Study Economic Transformation and Business Challenges in China at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. In the spring semester Shanghai program, students will study China’s emergence as a world economic giant and its role as a major player in shaping the events of the 21st century. Students will study international business, economic development, and finance (in English). They will also have the rare opportunity to study with Chinese students from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in the core course “China in the World.” One semester of Chinese is required; students with at least three semesters of Chinese may apply for internships. In cooperation with the Alliance for Global Education. 

Beijing Summer Program

The Mount Holyoke Summer MHC/CSI Intensive Language Program in Beijing is offered in cooperation with the China Studies Institute based at Peking University (PKU). This is an an intensive program of language immersion that covers a full year of Chinese language study in eight weeks. Students spend the mornings engaged in classroom instruction and the afternoons with language partners and activities that introduce them to Chinese arts and culture. Tours to major historic and cultural sites round out the program. See the Beijing Summer Program Student Blog for insider stories regarding the program and travel

MHC-University of Hong Kong Exchange

Students may apply to study for one or two semesters on exchange at The University of Hong Kong, the oldest institution of higher education in Hong Kong. University of Hong Kong offers a wide range of courses, taught in English, in the humanities, science, and social sciences.