Study in China

Whitman in China Program

Whitman in China provides an opportunity for six Whitman College students or alumni to spend a year at Yunnan University in Kunming, or at Shantou University in Shantou, or at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, People's Republic of China, teaching English to university students. Those selected will be paid for their services and given free housing by the Chinese universities. Round-trip air travel from Seattle to Kunming, Xi'an, or Shantou will be paid by the Whitman in China Program. No Whitman College credit is granted for participation in this program. A minimum of one year of study in the Chinese language is strongly recommended.

Whitman Summer Studies in China Program

The Whitman Summer Studies in China program is a six-week academic program administered by Whitman College in cooperation with Yunnan University in Kunming specifically for Whitman students interested in Chinese Studies. The purpose of the program is to give students an opportunity to study conversational Chinese intensively in an environment where it can be put immediately into practice, as well as a chance to learn first-hand about Chinese culture and contemporary society by living and studying there.