Hopkins in Nanjing
This is a departmental study abroad program specifically designed with East Asian studies majors and Chinese language students in mind. This fall-semester undergraduate study abroad program at Nanjing University is open to applicants who have completed two years of college-level Mandarin courses or the equivalent.
Successful applicants have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and will be required to have completed at least four semesters of college-level Mandarin (or the equivalent). Undergraduates with junior standing will be given preference in selection.
Fall semester, September to December
Application Deadline: February 15
Students take 9 credits of intensive Chinese language. The two content courses are taught in English and are worth 3 credits each. For JHU students, there will be a seamless transition of credits between Nanjing University and JHU and grades will be transferred. All courses offered during this program will have JHU course numbers. The program is also open to non-JHU students.
Fall 2015 Courses
- Sociology: Nanjing Private Lives (3 credits)
- Political Science: Chinese Domestic Politics and Sociology: Gender, Family, and Sexuality (3 credits)
- Third- or Fourth-Year Intensive Chinese:
- Reading and Writing (4.5 credits)
- Listening and Speaking (4.5 credits)
Nanjing is regarded as one of China’s most important commercial centers, as well as one of the most livable cities in the country. Approximately 1.5 hours from Shanghai by high-speed train, Nanjing prides itself on maintaining the atmosphere of a traditional Chinese city, with its classical temples and 600-year-old city wall, while welcoming industrial development in designated zones. Literally named “Southern Capital,” Nanjing was the seat of power for Imperial China in the Six Dynasties and is remembered as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Founded in 1902, Nanjing University is one of the most prestigious universities in China. The campus is centrally located in downtown Nanjing on a beautiful campus, and has more than 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The local neighborhood features shops and restaurants from both Asia and the West. The city’s two main commercial centers are within walking distance.
Students live in double rooms in a Nanjing University international student dormitory.
Onsite support is provided by the Hopkins Nanjing Resident Director, Ningping Yu. Nanjing is Dr. Yu’s hometown, and Nanjing University is her alma mater. She earned a PhD in American studies from the University of Iowa and has held teaching appointments at Nanjing University, Simon Frasier University, and the University of Iowa. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, she served as resident director of the Yale University-Peking University Joint Undergraduate Program and resident director of the Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) program in Nanjing.
Students will be required to get a student visa for this program. Students should have a valid passport at the time of application. Information will be provided on the visa during program orientation.
Students must complete the Hopkins Nanjing Application and return it by February 15 along with a personal statement, unofficial transcript, passport photocopy, and two faculty references to:
Office of Study Abroad
Levering Hall, Suite 04B
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218