Language Initiatives

Students in Business Spanish have the opportunity to use their language skills and meet with business leaders in Chile.

Students have the opportunity to use their language skills in real-world settings abroad.

Cross-Strait Immersive Module Language Initiative: Taipei and Shanghai

Dates

Spring Break, March 16 - 24, 2013

Application Process

Students must meet language proficiency requirements.

Details

The Cross Strait Immersive Module : Shanghai-Taipei is an innovative 4-unit course that is built upon the notion of “languaging the profession” initiative. It provides field researching and networking opportunities focused on economic, development, and security issues across the straits. This initiative is a joint collaboration between Professor Wei Liang and Professor Jinhuei Enya Dai. This initiative seeks to bridge the gap between students’ academic and career goals. In other words, this pilot program serves as a new model for language acquisition at a professional international graduate school setting, a true future learning model.

Contact

For more information about the trip and applying for it, please contact Professor Jinhuei Enya Dai and Professor Wei Liang.

Nonproliferation Beijing Immersive Module

An innovative Chinese language immersion program that provides networking opportunities focused on nonproliferation issues. Students will speak only Chinese and will interact with professionals, scholars and students in Beijing to exchange ideas and enhance future collaborative working opportunities.  Read about some of our past visits to China in the following news stories:

This program takes place from March 17th-25th of 2012. It is a joint collaboration between the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, GSIPM, Middlebury in Beijing and the Monterey Institute Chinese Studies program.

For more information about the trip and applying for it, please contact Professor Jinhuei Enya Dai.

Business Spanish Chile Trip

Students in Business Spanish 482 have the opportunity to use their language skills in real-life business settings and further their individual career interests by networking with professionals in their field.

They will visit green businesses, talk to leaders of the Chilean Senate and meet with world-renowned human rights advocate Judge Juan Guzman.

Students will also immerse themselves in the local culture by signing a pledge to only speak Spanish and by staying with local families.

No specific date has been set yet for the trip.

For more information contact Professor Vicki Porras.