Wheaton in China 2015 traveled to cultural points of interest in both Tianjin and Beijing with one week of homestay with a local family. Language courses are taught in Chinese by native instructors from the host university.
Wheaton in China 2015 (Photo Gallery)
The program began with an orientation week on Wheaton's campus devoted to cross-cultural orientation and training and concluded with a post-trip self-assessment and reflection project after students had returned from China. The Wheaton in China program offered courses in all levels of Chinese for students in any major. The on-campus cultural course was taught by Wheaton faculty; language courses were taught by New Century Language and Culture Center faculty members. Students participated in three types of classes weekly - whole-group class, small-group class and one-on-one conversation time. Students lived and studied on the campus of Tianjin University of Finance and Economics with one week of home-stay toward the end of the program.
The program included excursions to various cultural and historical sites in Tianjin and Beijing, allowing students to get a glimpse of both present day and historical China. Students also had the opportunity to worship in local Chinese churches and participate in service-oriented activities.