Resources in Chinese Language & Culture

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College is home to a broad assortment of books, scholarly journals, national and international databases, and other print and electronic media related to the study of Chinese and is available to students throughout the year. The library's Language Resource Center (LRC) is designed to provide resources and support to language students and faculty. Audio-visual and print resources, language software and games are available. It's also a social space where students can work individually or in groups as well as relax or interact with each other.

Each year, the New College co-hosts the International Career Development Seminar with Young Professionals for International Cooperation (UNA-USA) Sarasota Chapter. The event has brought in guest speakers from the UN, World Bank, Peace Corps and U.S. Foreign Service along with international organizations in the public and private sector in business, public health and advocacy. Through panel discussions, breakout Q&A sessions and networking with the presenters, students learn about a range of career possibilities around the globe.

Study abroad is highly recommended. Language courses taken abroad may be counted toward your requirements if they lead to at least as much progress as would be expected in a semester at New College. Many students study abroad as part of an Independent Study Project (ISP), a tutorial or as they research their senior thesis. Working with a professor, you can create an Independent Study Project or tutorial for travel during the academic year. You can also participate in the National Student Exchange (NSE).

You might also be interested in...

On Campus
• The China Club
• The Cultural Exchange Club exposes students to different cultures, promotes intercultural tolerance and brings fun and educational cultural events to campus

In the Region
Confucius Institute of the University of South Florida
Chinese Language Tests

National Organizations
Asia Society Chinese Language Initiative
The College Board Chinese Language & Culture Initiatives
The Chinese Language Flagship Programs
Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools – CLASS
Chinese Language Teachers Association – CLTA
Chinese School Association in the United States

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The China Club hosts annual events such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese New Year Dumpling Making and Spring Karaoke.

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