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Develop advanced Chinese language proficiency and understanding of Chinese culture in small, interactive classes to succeed in the global marketplace.

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Program Overview

Chinese at Bryant

Our program integrates Chinese culture, history, literature, and other creative productions into the learning experience in addition to introducing you to business discourse. You have many opportunities to engage with Chinese scholars and participate in cultural events on campus.

Program Features

  • Learn from dedicated educators with expertise in language acquisition, linguistics, and Asian civilization.
  • Study abroad as early as sophomore year – immersing yourself in Chinese business practices, history, and culture.
  • Enhance your Chinese speaking and comprehension skills in our language lab and through student organizations.
  • Engage in educational and cultural programs through Bryant’s internationally recognized U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute.

Cross-Disciplinary Advantage

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
A Bryant Education
Tara Long

Tara Long '17

Major:
  • Chinese
Complementary Minor:
  • Marketing

Study abroad and a globally-focused internship pointed the way to a graduate degree in political science in Shanghai.

Hometown: Nagasaki, Japan

More Than a Major

  • Multicultural
  • Study Abroad
  • Research

The Bryant Difference

Graduation Cap
16%
At Bryant, 16 percent of the Class of 2016 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
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A+
College Factual/USA Today give Bryant alumni an A+ ranking for mid-career post-graduation earnings.
Best Colleges U.S. News
No. 9
U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 9 in the Regional Universities North category.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Chinese program go on to prestigious graduate programs and are in demand by business, industry, and nonprofit organizations.

  • Bose Corporation
  • Dell Technologies
  • East China Normal University
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • NetSuite
  • University of Chicago
  • Wayfair

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Chinese alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure an internship through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.

Clubs/Organizations

    • Bryant Dragon Dance Team
    • Global China Connection
    • International Student Organization
    • Model United Nations

Service

    • Management 200 service-learning class

International

    • Study abroad during your junior year at Bryant Zhuhai in Shanghai, or in other prestigious programs in China
    • Participate in dozens of cultural events planned through Bryant's U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute, for instance Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire, Chinese New Year Celebration, Mid-Autumn Festival

Research

    • Work with the U.S.-China Institute
    • Collaborate with Bryant's John H. Chafee Center for International Business
    • Present original research at Research and Engagement Day
Professor Xiao

Inspiring Faculty

Our accomplished faculty include award-winning educators and mentors whose research ranges from second-language acquisition and applied linguistics to cultural and contemporary issues in China. Among them is:

YUN XIAO, Ph.D.

Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics