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Studying Chinese at UMD

 

The University of Maryland is an excellent place to study  Chinese language and culture. There are very few careers that are not touched by China in some way, so adding Chinese to your resume can be a great help in future job prospects and research opportunities.

UMD has a rich tradition of cooperation with China, which you can read about in our UMD-China timeline.

Aside from its regular Chinese language classes, UMD also offers summer Chinese programs, a Chinese language immersion house, and hosts the oldest Confucius Institute in the world. There are also numerous student organizations with which you can get involved.

The Chinese major is offered though our School of Languages, Literature, and Culture.  Details can be found here. While majoring in Chinese can be an excellent door into a wide variety of careers, minoring in Chinese is also a great option as a complement to other fields of study. There are very few careers that are not touched by China in some way, so adding Chinese to your resume can be a great help in future job prospects and research opportunities.

Study abroad is a critical part of working towards Chinese fluency, and UMD offers a wealth of study abroad opportunities. You can find a full list by going to our Education Abroad website and searching programs by country.

There are also many other class offerings across the campus that complement the language classes with other China-related topics. These include classes in the departments of Government and Politics, History, Geographical Sciences, Kinesiology, Music, and Art History.

Students interested in future employment with the federal government or in an international field can take part in UMD's Federal and Global Semesters.  These programs are an excellent way to gain work experience and advantage your job prospects on graduation.

UMD also offers regular summer Chinese programs, a Chinese language immersion house, and hosts the oldest Confucius Institute in the world. There are also numerous student organizations with which you can get involved.

To speak to someone about studying Chinese at UMD, feel free to contact Professor Minglang Zhou.