This program offers students an invaluable chance to study the Chinese language and culture. It is hosted by Tianjin Foreign Studies University, where students take intensive language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced. Classes are taught by Chinese teachers specializing in the instruction of Chinese as a foreign language. To enhance students’ understanding of China’s glorious past and dynamic present, the program features a number of field trips to major sites of cultural heritage. Credit hours earned from the Chinese courses of the program may count toward the Chinese minor or major as well as the Asian Studies major. Tianjin is the premier cosmopolitan city in Mandarin-speaking northern China, near the capital city of Beijing.
|Code||Term||Start Date||End Date||Fee||Apply|
|TN99-6-17: Summer 2017|
|CHI1110||Elementary Conversational Chinese|
This course introduces beginners to basic conversational Chinese, enabling them to develop interpretive and communicative skills in Chinese at the elementary level and grasp rudimentary knowledge of social customs and cultural practices in Chinese-speaking communities.
|CHI1120||Elementary Chinese I|
This emphasizes speaking and listening, although an acquisition of reading and writing skills is also an integral part of the course. Some fundamental syntactic constructions introduced are: word order, nominal classifiers, verb classification, and formation of complex sentences. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with CHI 1121 and/or 2220.
|CHI1121||Elementary Chinese II|
This course further emphasizes the skills introduced in CHI 1120, including speaking, listening, and reading. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with CHI 1120 and/or 2220.
This course emphasizes reading and writing and introduces more of the essential Chinese syntax. More time will be devoted to learning Chinese characters in both recognition and production levels. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with CHI 1120 and/or 1121.
|CHI2243||Intermediate Conversational Chinese|
This course helps students to further develop the three kinds of communicative skills in Chinese at the intermediate level: interpreting spoken language and written texts, communicating with Chinese speakers on matters in everyday life, and preparing and delivering presentations on sociocultural topics.
|CHI3501||Chinese Short Stories and Essays|
This course is an introduction of selected materials in modern Chinese literature. The course objectives are to train students to be able to read some carefully chosen original works and to bring to students' awareness various cross-cultural differences.
|CHI4503||Readings in Chinese History|
This course introduces a sketch of Chinese history. Students are taught to read the text in Chinese so they can expand their vocabulary to include those words necessary to understand Chinese culture and tradition.
|CHI4930||Advanced Chinese Conversation|
This conversation course is for students who want to improve their oral communication skills in Chinese adequate to the advanced-low and advance-mid levels. In addition to obtaining sophisticated skills in interpreting spoken and written texts, the course also helps students to prepare and deliver presentations on sociocultural topics.
This course introduces the essentials of Chinese civilization from a historical perspective; it focuses on topics concerning China’s social, political, intellectual, religious, and literary traditions, and examines their formations in historical contexts spanning from antiquity to the early 20th century. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.
The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.
Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship funds are available during the fall and spring terms only. Students must complete a FAFSA to be eligible to receive Bright Futures funds for which they qualify. If a student receives Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds and wishes to defer a portion of his or her program fees, the student must complete the fee deferment request form provided at the time of acceptance.
Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.
Students may obtain the deferment form by selecting Deferment from the menu above.
To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during a summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must send a letter authorizing the use of the benefit. Letters should be mailed to: Florida Prepaid, 1804 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 210, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, contact them at 1-800-552-4723.
|# of Credits Enrolled||FPP Tuition||FPP Local Fees*||Dorm Rate|
Florida State University has joined the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, committing to a goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. We are proud to be part of this pledge to undertake ambitious actions in order to increase the number of students who study abroad with Florida State!
Additional program-specific scholarships are available from the College of Social Work.
|Spring 2017||September 7, 2016|
|Spring Break 2017||November 2, 2016|
|Summer 2017||December 7, 2016|
|Fall 2017||April 5, 2017|
Students applying to the Tropical Behavioral Ecology Program (CQ01-6-17) are eligible to apply for an additional scholarship provided through the NSF. Please follow the link to apply.
Available through the College of Arts & Sciences students who meet certain requirements and are attending an FSU International Program (more information available on the scholarship's website).
The Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute, known as FLORICA, was created in 1986, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1987, and formalized by an agreement signed by the State University System of Florida, the Florida Community College System and the Council of Rectors of Costa Rican Universities (CONARE). Since its beginning, FLORICA has been administered for Costa Rica by CONARE and on behalf of the State of Florida by The Florida State University and Valencia College, with co-directors appointed from each institution.
FLORICA has strong credibility both in Florida and Costa Rica as a stimulus and a catalyst. The Institute has interfaced broadly in Costa Rica with public and private institutions and agencies including all the public universities.
Costa Rican citizens who have applied and been accepted in a Florida public university or community college may apply for out-of-state tuition waivers through the Florida-Costa Rica Institute Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Program.
The Florida-France Linkage Institute was created by the Legislature of the State of Florida in 1989. Over the years, the scope of activities and outreach of the Institute have grown considerably; in Florida, in France, and in the départments of the French Caribbean. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is administered by The University of South Florida in partnership with Florida State University and Miami-Dade College. The educational mission of each of these institutions lends an unusual and unique diversity to the joint co-sponsorship of the Florida-France Linkage Institute. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is supported on behalf of France by the office of the French Consulate-General in Miami.
The Florida-France Linkage Institute utilizes the resources of the State University System and the Community College System. The Institute also serves as a clearinghouse for inter-institutional and community networking to bring projects and activities to college and university campuses.
Thus, the Florida-France Linkage Institute places a high priority on its mission to serve as a facilitator for international tourism, trade, economic development, and business for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED).
For more information about tuition waivers for the Florida-France Linkage Institute and to apply: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx
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Phone: (305) 237-3485
Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2016-2017 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.
Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:
Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:
All withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for release from fee liability must be submitted in writing via email to International Programs. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.
Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:
Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
A Visa is required for US Citizens participating on the Tianjin, China program.
Students will be required to submit their passport in advance of the Tianjin Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program.
Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Tianjin. If a visa is required, Non-U.S. Citizens must send original green cards, "H" visa or "F" visa. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact us at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:
For All Tianjin, China Participants:
|Early Application Deadline*||December 07, 2016||$ 100.00|
|Scholarship Application Deadline||December 07, 2016|
|Confirmation Deposit Due||January 18, 2017||$ 1500.00|
|Important Forms Due||January 18, 2017|
|Full Payment Due||February 15, 2017|
|Orientation Meeting||March 22, 2017|
* Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis.
For sixty years, Florida State University's International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.
Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.
Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.
Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.
FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.
Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.
You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.
Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices or you may download from the links below: