• Modern Languages: Chinese

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    Modern Languages
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Maria Jesus Leal
    Department Chair


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  • Chinese at Hamline University

    Studying a modern language and its culture opens your eyes and your intellect. Hamline University offers Chinese as a vehicle to a better understanding of the world we live in.

    The Modern Languages department values the historic past, yet is dynamic and forward-looking, offering courses in both traditional and innovative areas of study.  

    Students of Chinese in the Modern Languages department enhance their education in many ways: 

    • they study abroad, 
    • engage in collaborative research with their professors, 
    • write honors projects, 
    • present at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), and 
    • participate in community service, internships and independent study. 

    Many are double majors in complementary fields such as anthropology, history, or political science.  

    Our graduates go into teaching, law, medicine, government, social service, and the business world. We are very proud of our graduates, who often return to tell us of their accomplishments, travels, and use of the language. 

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    Certificate of Proficiency 

  • Study Abroad
    Study Abroad through Hamline University
    The Study Abroad Office offers many options for overseas learning.
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    Studying in China is possible for Hamline Students
    Hamline's partnership with United International College makes studying in China accessible.
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      Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.