Welcome to the Chinese Program at the University of Notre Dame!
Language classes are taught from the beginning through advanced levels. The program offers a wide range of courses in English on Chinese literature, political science, culture, history, religion, anthropology, philosophy, and film.
Students are encouraged to study abroad in Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei for a summer, semester, or year and to participate in international internships and research opportunities.
In addition to our rigorous curriculum, we are known for our success in fostering a vibrant learning community outside the classroom. As one of our graduates says, when you join the Chinese Program, you join a family. Our students enthusiastically participate in our moon festival celebration to open the fall semester and our signature Chinese annual speech contest in April. In between, we offer many other cultural and extra-curricular activities including movie nights, Chinese language tables, and peer tutoring.
Arts and Letters students from every major succeed in business, graduate or professional school, or full-time service. Learn more about the career outcomes of all of our graduates, including Chinese majors in the Students and Alumni section.