Students given the opportunity to live and study in China
STAMFORD, CT - As the importance of the Chinese culture grows in today's world, the demand to study in China has likewise increased. Through the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), the leader in study abroad, South Dennis area high school and college students can spend their summer living and studying in the heart of China.
Last month, President George Bush announced wide ranging plans to enhance the foreign language skills of American students. The President designated Chinese as one of the "critical languages" that will contribute to "â?¦the diplomacy of the country, the intelligence to defend our country, and the education of our people."
South Dennis students participating in AIFS' China programs will help build an unprecedented bridge of educational exchange, sure to have a major impact on the future of U.S.-China relations as well as the world at large. The understanding of China, its language, and culture is in fact "critical" and at the very core of AIFS programs in China.
For the summer of 2006, AIFS has introduced new opportunities to study in China for high school and college students, designed to enlighten students to the language and culture while earning college credits.
The AIFS Summer Advantage program in Nanjing takes high school students across China to some of the most remarkable cities in the world. Centered in the historic former capital of Nanjing, participants will study at renowned Nanjing University. Trips to historic Beijing and the modern city of Shanghai are included. Students will gain a global advantage by experiencing the dynamic Chinese economy and culture firsthand, preparing them for their college admissions and beyond.
On the Beijing program, college students will spend four weeks immersed in an intensive Mandarin Chinese language course at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China and home to such historic sights as the Great Wall and Tian An Men Square, provides the ideal backdrop to BLCU's Chinese cultural history course.Trips to Xian, one of the world's great metropolises and the former capital of the Chinese Empire for almost a thousand years, and Shanghai, the rapidly westernizing commercial and financial capital of China, are included and help students connect China's storied past with its blossoming future.
The application deadline for high school and college students to study in China with AIFS this summer is April 15. Applications are available online at www.aifs.com or by contacting AIFS at (800) 727-2437, ext. 5163. Scholarships and financial aid are available.
In addition to China, AIFS has exciting college study abroad programs available for the summer of 2006 in; Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and new programs in Australia and Hungary. Multi-Country Traveling programs, month long educational tours in Europe, are also available. AIFS Summer Advantage also offers high school students the opportunity to study in England, France, Italy, Russia, and Spain. AIFS programs are hosted at some of the most desirable locations in the world, which serve as an exciting backdrop to the classroom experience as they take courses in areas such as art, theater, history, economics, and sociology.
As a leader in cultural exchange, AIFS sends more than 4,000 students abroad each year. Since its founding in 1964, AIFS has been committed to providing students with the safest, most enjoyable and highest quality educational programs. AIFS celebrates a proud history of providing opportunities to the international education community. More than one million people, including students and teachers from 500 colleges and universities, have participated in AIFS programs.