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School in China: Hangzhou

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Sponsor: C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad

Location: Hangzhou, China


In Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province and known as the Garden City for the unusual quantity and quality of its parks and greenery, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China program is designed for the specific needs of high intermediate and advanced Chinese language students. The program's primary goal is to increase Chinese language competency in reading, writing, speaking and listening, so all courses are conducted entirely in Chinese.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: Students are required to attend January term in addition to Spring Semester; Spring alone is not an option for Northwestern students.


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a Middlebury application by the program's deadline

Languages: Chinese

Language Requirements: 

1 year or the equivalent of college-level Chinese, with a B average and recent courses in the language.


Self-catered, double-occupancy rooms in a dormitory with a Chinese university student

Program Costs: 

Fall 2018: $26,145

Billed by Northwestern: $23,060

Estimated additional costs: $3,085

  • Meals: $1,150
  • Airfare: $1,850
  • Personal expenses: $85

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