Chinese LSA+

Basic information

2024 Summer Beijing LSA+

Program Overview

Information Session

The Beijing Chinese LSA+ Information Session will be hosted by Lei Yan, the 2024 Beijing Program Director, on Friday, October 27, 3:30 pm in Room 314 Anonymous Hall.



The Chinese LSA+ Program is returning to Beijing in Summer 2024! This program provides participating students with ten weeks of advanced Chinese language training in the vibrant and exciting capital of China.  You will live and study in the heart of the city at Beijing Normal University (BNU) which ranks among China's leading universities.  Dartmouth students who have completed first-year Chinese prior to the program will study second-year Chinese at BNU; those who have completed second-year Chinese on campus will take third-year Chinese courses.  All participants will also take a course on Chinese culture and society taught in English by the program director.  Our itinerary will include group excursions to sites in and around Beijing such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.  We will also travel to Shanghai, Xian, and other parts of the country.

The Summer 2024 Program Director from Dartmouth will be Prof. Lei Yan. Students will take two Chinese language courses and a director's course taught in English by Prof. Yan on "Society,  Culture & Markets in China". Students who have completed Chinese 001-003 or Chinese 004 at Dartmouth will take second-year Chinese in Beijing with BNU professors and receive Dartmouth credit for Chinese 22 and 23. Students who have completed Chinese 22 and 23 at Dartmouth will take third-year Chinese in Beijing with BNU professors and receive Dartmouth credit for Chinese 31 and 32.

Prerequisites: (with a B grade average or permission of the instructor in:)

  • ASCL 10.01 Introduction to Chinese Culture (Next offered in Spring 2024. Students may apply for the LSA+ in January without having taken this course yet, but need to complete the course prior to the LSA+ as preparation.)
  • CHIN 1-2-3 or CHIN 4 (for those studying second-year Chinese in Beijing)
  • CHIN 22 & 23 (for those studying third-year Chinese in Beijing)


Learn more about this program from the Guarini Institute.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program on the Guarini website by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs more than a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding for programs that span the entire term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.