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The Chinese program is designed to prepare students to successfully communicate and interact in Chinese-speaking cultures and communities. Students will develop their language skills, cultural awareness and knowledge through introductory, intermediate, and advanced language courses.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

International Travel

  • Semester-long stays in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Qingdao in China
  • Summer Magellan projects in China
  • Apply for Fulbright program to teach in Taiwan

Students have opportunities to conduct field research in China paid for by the 4-year implementation of a Luce foundation grant.

To qualify, students must take at least two semesters of Chinese language courses. Student projects focus on areas related to environmental issues.

Career Paths

Translator, linguist, teacher, journalist, diplomat law enforcement, government agencies, international law, banking, patent attorney, international science researcher, and more

Chinese Faculty

Han Ye, Ph.D. portrait

Program Chair

Han Ye, Ph.D.

Han Ye, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages at Washington & Jefferson College.


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