Study Abroad



Students wishing to strengthen their Chinese language skills are strongly encouraged to participate in the six-week FSU Summer Study-Abroad Program in Tianjin, China. Courses in Chinese language (at all levels), culture, and business, are offered. Participants can earn up to ten (10) undergraduate credits. For more information, visit the Program's Website, or contact Dr. Lan at (850) 644-8389, or room 334 Diffenbaugh Building.


Hosting Institution
Tianjin Foreign Studies University

The Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU) is the academic home of over 11,000 students studying at its ten colleges. The College of International Exchange at TFSU is among the earliest institutions in China authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer Chinese education to international students. With its main campus situated in the downtown area of Tianjin, TFSU is an ideal site for foreign students who seek to learn the Chinese language and culture by actively interacting with the vibrant local life. TFSU



Tianjin is a cosmopolitan port city located in northeast China by the Bohai Gulf, about 30 minutes' train from Beijing. With a rich tradition of culture and a population of 12 million, it has been a major commercial and industrial center in north China. The importance of Tianjin was reaffirmed in May 2006 as the Chinese government officially designated Tianjin as the primary engine for the further economic development of north China. See more of Tianjin >>>


The FSU Summer 2018 Study-Abroad Program based at TFSU offers students a valuable chance to study Chinese language, Chinese culture, business, and engineering. In this program students take intensive language courses taught by Chinese teachers specialized in the instruction of Chinese as a foreign language, as well as courses on business and engineering taught in English by FSU faculty. Students will also learn Chinese history and culture, Chinese music, Tai Chi, cuisine, etc. The program features a number of excursions to major sites of cultural heritage and current economic activities, designed to enhance students' understanding of China's splendid past and dynamic present (Great Wall, Ming Imperial Tombs, Forbidden City in Beijing; Terra Cotta Warriors Museum and Tomb of the First Emperor of Qin in the ancient capital Xi'an; Mount Tai and Confucius's homeplace in Qufu). The program is open to all students. The credit hours earned from Chinese language and culture courses in the program may count towards Chinese Major and/or Minor as well as Asian Studies Major at FSU.


Program Fee: $6,630.00
The fee covers 1) tuition, 2) dormitory rent, 3) everyday meals, 4) group pick-up at the Beijing airport, 4) cost for all cultural excursions including transportation, meals on the road, hotel, and entrance tickets. The fee does not include international airfare.


Students will be housed in the foreign-students dormitory on the main campus of Tianjin Foreign Studies University. The standard double room has bathroom, air-conditioner, phone, Internet connection (wire), and satellite TV.


Courses: see course descriptions

For undergraduate advisement on course selection, click here
Faculty advisor for the program is Dr. Feng (Aaron) Lan at (850) 644-8389 or room 334 Diffenbaugh Building
For more information, click here

Cultural Excursions
Besides a number of local tours in Tianjin, the 2018 Summer Program will feature four major excursions: a 2-day trip to Beijing; a 3-day trip to Xi'an, and a 2-day trip to Mount Tai (including Confucius's homeplace in Qufu), and 2-day trip to Ji County (including Dule Temple and the Huangya Pass of the Great Wall).

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