Tufts in China
The Tufts-in-China Program, which began in 2002, is based in Hangzhou,
China, at Zhejiang University, one of the top seven universities in China.
Enrollments in the program have grown steadily over the last ten years
from an initial five students in 2002 to nineteen students in 2012.
With a solid curriculum and rich extracurricular activities, Tufts in
China has attracted over one hundred and thirty students over the last
decade, some of whom are gainfully and happily employed in China today.
Tufts in China has been successful because of the four major components
of the program, which complement one another: intensive language training;
culture courses taught in English; exploring China through traveling and studying;
and volunteer and internship opportunities, which allow students to experience
the Chinese society as active participants.
Another important factor in the success of the Tufts-in-China program
is the strong support provided by both the leadership and the faculty of
Zhejiang University. Also important to the success of the program is its location;
Tufts in China is based on the Yuquan campus of Zhejiang University, which is located in
Hangzhou, a tourist resort noted for its beautiful West Lake and the surrounding scenic
spots and places of historic interest. For American students, Hangzhou is an ideal
place to begin their experience of China: manageable and intimate, yet very close to
the big cosmopolitan city of Shanghai.
There is a saying in Chinese: "In heaven there is paradise; on earth there are
Suzhou and Hangzhou." The combination of the city of Hangzhou and the renowned
Zhejiang University makes Tufts in China a unique program for students of
Chinese language and culture.
Director: Jie Yang, B.A., Hangzhou University; Ph.D., Birmingham University, U.K.
The resident director advises students on academic and extracurricular matters and organizes special trips and activities.
The Tufts-in-China program is open to undergraduate
juniors and seniors who meet the requirements listed
here and who
have completed Chinese 4 (or the equivalent) by the time
of departure. Tufts in China is open to students from
Program Fee Fall 2013
$29,866 for a semester includes:
- Round-trip airfare to Shanghai (flight originating
in Boston or New York at the discretion of Programs
Abroad); ground transportation from Shanghai to Hangzhou
- Three- to four-week orientation;
- Full room and board;
- Full tuition and fees at Zhejiang University;
- Extracurricular activities such as sports,
performances, and clubs;
- Allowance for books and photocopies.