China Studies Program

The China Studies Program (CSP) enables students to engage this large and intriguing country from the inside. Students explore the complexity of one of the world's oldest cultures as they study the standard Chinese language, geography, history, religion, and culture.

Students live in the seaside port city of Xiamen on the campus of Xiamen University. Travel throughout China to places such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, and Hong Kong is an integral part of the semester. A service opportunity provides interaction with Chinese young people.

"The China Studies Program exceeded my expectations in that I had a much deeper experience with the culture and people than I was expecting....My experience with the CSP was a lot of fun, but even more than that, I feel I got an inside look at a very ancient yet rapidly changing country, and a people more open to the gospel than ever before." -- David Whitney