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International Summer Program

Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Non-Degree
Entry Requirements: Any education background is acceptable
Duration: 4 Weeks
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Jul.2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 5,000 In total
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

Shandong University provides an excellent 4-week International Summer School Program for overseas college students. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of Chinese culture and see some of China’s most beautiful and legendary sites, especially in Confucius’ birthplace, Shandong Province.

We offer Chinese language courses and lectures on Chinese politics, economy and culture, which can be transferred for credits, and we also provide some special activities, field study, social practice, and visits to some historical and cultural sites together with some traditional and modern companies in Beijing and Shandong Province.

Through this program, students can step into China and not only learn but experience Chinese culture, and students can also make friends with colleagues from all over the world. Peking Opera, Chinese Kongfu and delicious Chinese food will definitely prove your participation in this program worthwhile

1. Chinese Courses (Beginning/Intermediate 18 Hours)

Courses: Elementary Chinese, Oral Chinese

Language Practice: Chinese Songs, Dramas, Friendship Ties Activities with Chinese Students, Chinese Calligraphy, Get-together, Sports Games

2. Lectures on Chinese Culture (18 Hours)

Lectures: Archaeological Discovery and China's Ancient Civilization, Confucius & Confucianism, Chinese Traditional Festival, Chinese folk-custom, Chinese Painting, and Chinese Traditional Musical Instruments

Field Trips: tour in Jinan, tour to Qufu (Confucius Hometown) and Mountain Taishan (both listed as the world heritages by UNESCO), Ceramic Museum, Qingdao, Weifang-the city of kite, and Beijing.

3. Lectures on Contemporary China (18 Hours)

Lectures: A Survey on China, Contemporary Chinese Social Situation & Its Development, Development of Modern Chinese Economy, Chinese Law System, Chinese Intellectual Property & Human Rights, Chinese Food Culture, Chinese Tea Culture

Social Practices: Visiting Chinese Family, Visiting Qingdao Beer Factory or Hai’er Corporation, Visiting Social Welfare Organization (University for Senior Citizens, Activity Centre of Communities), be a volunteer in Jinan

4. Chinese Folk Art

China has enjoyed a diversified culture of more than 5000 years. This course will give you an introduction to Flour Modeling, Paper-cuts, and Chinese Cuisine etc.

The content of lectures and field trip may differ according to the needs of students or the actual condition.

Lectures are delivered in English.

Accommodation Fee: RMB1800 

  • A standard room specially for international students shared by two in College of International Education.
  • The room is furnished with bathroom, internet access, TV, telephone, and air conditioner.
  • Internet bar and library are available in the College and free to use.
  • Wireless internet access is available in the lobby of the teaching building.

Field Trip

RMB 3500, it covers traveling expenses, food and accommodation outside Jinan, including airport pick-up in Jinan Airport. We offer help to book tickets from Jinan to Beijing or other cities. Field trips are optional, please note on the application form that whether you will attend the field trip or not.

Notes:Fees are to be paid after arrival, cash is preferred

          Fees for meals are to be supported by students themselves. 

1. Non-Chinese citizen

2. Be in good health

3. High school graduate

4. Aged between 18 and 60 years old

5. Hold a valid foreign passport. (If you are currently in China, you need to hold a valid Chinese visa as well.)

  1. Photocopy of valid passport
    With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included
  2. Passport photo
    A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant
  3. Certificate/diploma of highest education
    Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.
  4. Resume

  5. Family History

  6. Certificate of Employment (If Applicable)