Established in 1996, Associated Colleges in China is an intensive Chinese language program administered by Hamilton College, and hosted by the Minzu University of China in Beijing.
The program offers students the opportunity to improve their Chinese language skills and cultural fluency during fall, spring or summer terms.
The curriculum, designed and supervised by experienced American college professors, focuses on studying the Chinese language through individualized instruction and a high level of participation and interaction. Students pledge to speak only Chinese, and professors and instructors hold them to the pledge.
The program has successfully trained more than 1,500 students who are linguistically and culturally proficient in Mandarin Chinese and can function freely in Chinese-speaking communities.