2012 is the year of the dragon in China! As a creature of legend, the Chinese dragon is one of the most popular and highest-ranking spiritual animals in Chinese culture, symbolizing the ultimate in power and strength.
In the Forbidden City, one of the ISA cultural activities for students in China, visitors can see the delicately carved imperial dragons at Nine-Dragon Wall, as well as numerous and different dragon sculptures accenting the top of each building.
If you’re interested in experiencing the year of the dragon while studying abroad in China, check out one of ISA’s semester or summer programs in Beijing or Shanghai. Both cities offer a diverse list of courses and activities that you can fully take advantage of in the dragon year of 2012.
Chinese Language & Business (Shanghai semester and summer program)
This program offers a unique curriculum designed to teach students about business in China while also improving Chinese language skills. Courses are taught in English, with additional Chinese language instruction for students with a beginning or intermediate level of proficiency.
Chinese Language & Courses with Chinese Students (Beijing semester program)
Beijing offers students the opportunity to study at Tsinghua University, one of the top-ranked universities in the world. This program provides a combination of Chinese Language and Literature courses for all language levels, in addition to English courses in the School of Humanities and Social Science.
Intensive Chinese Language
The Shanghai semester program offers students the opportunity to significantly advance their Chinese language skills over the course of a semester; Students take 120 contact hours of Chinese in six weeks during the summer term in Beijing program.
If you are interested in studying in either Beijing or Shanghai, please contact China’s Site Specialist, Kimi Shao, at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in China for the year of dragon!