- Summer Language
- Suzhou Center
OSU Chinese Flagship Overseas Programs
The Ohio State University offers intensive language study in China through the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures' Summer Programs in the East Asian Concentration (SPEAC) overseas component, delivered through the OSU Suzhou Center. Study in China is an important part of preparing Americans to successfully participate in Chinese work environments and to test at the highest levels of proficiency. The Suzhou Center does this by creating opportunities for students of Chinese language and culture to be directly engaged in Chinese society and providing the instructional support for successfully negotiating these engagements. For the 2014 and 2015 academic years, the program will take place in Guangzhou, China, where a new community immersion program is held.
In addition to coursework focused on putting fundamental language and culture knowledge into practice, the summer program requires self-managed study and the willingness to work outside your comfort zone.
Ohio State offers intensive language programs at college levels 2-6 (click here for details). Each succeeding level offers ability-appropriate opportunities to interact with the local community. Beyond Level 6, OSU’s Global Professional Service Corps (GPS Corps) arranges internships for superior-level Chinese speakers at a Chinese company, agency, or organization for 3-6 months. To learn more about the GPS Corps, click here.
If your goal is the ability to function independently in Chinese society, you will succeed in and appreciate courses offered by the Suzhou Center.