Advance your Mandarin language skills while taking your business career to the next level in Taipei, Taiwan's capital and largest city.
On this program, you will hear from local experts on the broad history, politics, and economy of Taiwan. You will also attend lectures to better grasp the innovative range of Chinese culture, including calligraphy and the arts. After taking this course, you will be armed with the language and professional skills to succeed in business.
Dates: July 2 – August 12, 2017
Units: 6 units
Language of Instruction: Chinese
During the program, you will take one course for a total of 6 UC Berkeley units.
Course: Chinese 105
Title: Business Chinese
Dates: July 2 – August 12, 2017
Instructor: I-Hao Li
Units: 6 units
Prerequisites: Applicants must be conversant in basic oral and listening Chinese by start of program
Syllabus: Download Here
CHINESE 105 is designed as an intensive six-week immersion course in Business Chinese. The goal of the course is to teach students the communication skills in daily life and business interactions. The aim of this course is to enable students to acquire cultural, social and business skills necessary to communicate on a daily basis with the public and professional community in Taiwan.
|This course satisfies the L&S International Studies breadth requirement. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill.|
Summer Abroad staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.
I-Hao Li has served as Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley since 1985. She was also a senior lecturer and educational director of Stanford Center's Inter-University Program in Taiwan. She has taught all levels of Chinese and has trained many university-level teachers in Taiwan and mainland China. She has also developed intermediate Chinese teaching materials along with advanced curriculum that include conversation and reading. Li has received several grants to develop web exercises to enhance classroom technology. She has led the Business Chinese summer program since 2001.
The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:
|2017 Fees||UC Students||Visiting Students|
|Tuition (6 units)||$2,460||$3,120|
Program fee includes accommodations. Students who choose to live with friends or local relatives will pay a reduced program fee of $1,441.
In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated costs for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.
|International Airfare and Transportation||$1,200|
|Personal Expenses (i.e., phone, passport, visas, etc.)||$660|
|Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses||$3,054|
Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.
Tuition is based on a per unit cost:
The program fee includes the following items:
Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.
The following items are excluded from the program fee:
|Application opens||February 1, 2017|
|Application closes||March 10, 2017|
|Applicants notified of selection||March 22, 2017|
|Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus $400 deposit||April 3, 2017|
|Attend pre-departure orientation*||Late April-May|
|Arrive in Taipei||July 2, 2017|
|Last day of program||August 12, 2017|
* These events take place on the UC Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.
All dates are subject to change.
Taipei is the largest city in Taiwan and has served as the capital of Taiwan since the Chinese Civil War in 1949. Situated on the Danshui River near the northern tip of the island, Taipei is about 25 km southwest of Keelung, its port on the Pacific Ocean.
During the program, you will live and study at Fu Jen Catholic University. Founded in Beijing in 1925 and re-established in Taiwan in 1961, Fu Jen is the oldest Jesuit university in the Chinese-speaking world. Today, the university has 11 colleges and more than 26,000 students.
During the program you may live in dormitories on the Fu Jen Catholic University campus or opt to live with friends or relatives in Taipei.
|Please note that accommodations are subject to change.|
A comprehensive orientation will be provided both on the UC Berkeley campus as well as on-site. Orientation will cover various topics, including academics, local culture, health and safety, transportation, and more.