• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
As a Chinese language major you will follow a track of courses designed to develop your Chinese language proficiency and cultural understanding. These courses will focus on language, culture and Chinese life. You may also have the opportunity for academic travel to Chinese-speaking areas such as Taiwan, Singapore or China.
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What Can I Expect from studying Chinese at West Point?

  • The Chinese Section, DFL at West Point offers Cadets of all language ability the opportunity to improve their language skills and regional knowledge. Our program is designed to develop those just starting to study Chinese and those with previous experience.
  • Class material will focus on functional language. At the advanced level, Cadets will focus on real-world news and documents. Majors who do abroad and work hard through the full complement of courses can expect an IRL 2/2 (Limited working proficiency), on the way to 3/3 (Professional working proficiency.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intensive Intermediate Chinese
  • Chinese Rdg/wrtg Through Media
  • Military Speaking/rdg in Chinese
  • Chinese Civ I
  • Chinese Civ Ii
  • Chinese Lit I
  • Chinese Lit Ii
  • Language and Culture Cap Seminar
  • Chinese Lit Iii
  • Geography of Global Cultures
  • Geography of Asia
  • Comparative Politics
  • Gov & Pol of Koreas & Japan

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Apply Online
  • Contact Your Field Force Representative
  • Attend the Summer Leaders Experience
  • Apply For A Nomination
  • Complete Tests
  • Transcripts
  • School official evaluation
  • Candidate statement
  • Candidate Fitness Assessment
  • Medical Exam
  • Nominations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 100% Fully Funded Education. 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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