Chinese

  • Exchange student in China
    © Restricted/Sam Brosnahan 2015. Sam has a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and Political Science. Two years into his degree Sam was able to spend a semester on exchange at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He is also president of the UC student-run Global China Connection.

Qualifications

Overview

China is one of the world’s oldest civilisations and is, in the twenty-first century, the most heavily populated nation in the world, with over 1.3 billion people. Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world. For the last few years China has been New Zealand's fastest growing market for international visitors.

By developing competency in the Chinese language, students will gain insight and access to Chinese culture. Understanding the society and culture of this historic yet modern nation is becoming increasingly important as China overtakes more traditional western nations in terms of economic power, cultural relevance and international influence.

Contact us

Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Level 4, Logie building - see campus maps

Postal address
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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