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do not recommend
Despite my 'B' overall rating, I do not recommend the Dartmouth Beijing program due to horrific administration.
Other Reviews on AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth Dartmouth has a co-op with Beijing Normal...
Reviewed by NVogt on .
Dartmouth has a co-op with Beijing Normal University for the teaching of 2nd year Chinese. Because the university maintains the program itself, the instructional quality and organization are excellent.
Students are accommodated in the BNU foreign students' dorm, so the living conditions are great by PRC standards, but there's less outside contact with with a homestay, although the program does organize field trips, etc. Good program for language teaching.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth I would recommend this program if you don't...
Reviewed by Ji Lin on .
I would recommend this program if you don't expect to have lots of free time. The classes are about on-campus Dartmouth quality, so expect about the same amount of work, and not enough time to get fully immersed in the culture.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth The actual classes and the teachers were...
Reviewed by Allison on .
The actual classes and the teachers were great. But we didn't have much contact with other Chinese people.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth I'd recommend it....
Reviewed by Anonymous on .
I'd recommend it.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth The program falls prey to many other programs...
Reviewed by Caen Contee on .
The program falls prey to many other programs run by Chinese professors: the belief that rate memorization and class hours will foster proficiency or even fluency. Still, they actively promote getting out of campus by organizing engaging trips off the beaten path.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth Program coordinator was great but living...
Reviewed by Ediz Tiyansan on .
Program coordinator was great but living in dorms with other Americans was not good at all. Academics were really strong but it kept us too busy in our rooms that we did not get to spend enough time with China itself.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth should be an LSA program
Reviewed by Derek on .
It should be an LSA. Living with Dartmouth students in a dorm doesn't really improve your Chinese. Otherwise good atmosphere, and well run.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth jampacked traveling and cultural events
Reviewed by Anonymous on .
- great program with jampacked traveling and cultural eventsw
- sometimes it was tiring b/c there was so much mandatory stuff.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth occasionally intense but great
Reviewed by Eric on .
Overall great experience. Workload may have been intense at times but there was a lot of free time to explore the city. Great program!
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth Language skills improved dramatically
Reviewed by Tanner on .
I felt my language skills improved dramatically. The teachers were excellent, we really got a feel for Chinese culture and Beijing but it was an especially excellent year due to the Olympics. I would HIGHLY recommend the program.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth great for beginning Chinese students
Reviewed by Victoria Townsend on .
This program allowed me the opportunity to explore Beijing independently, rigorously work on my Chinese skills, as well as travel extensively throughout the rest of China.
It was well organized and effective and I would recommend it to any student studying Chinese.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth Beijing 12 Xiatian - worth it
Reviewed by Jessica on .
The program is definitely worth it. The academics are rigorous, but well taught. The dorms are nice, but there were some maintenance problems. I wish we had more time to explore the city.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth Frustrating
Reviewed by Ian Herrich on .
Frustrating. Wanted more time wandering the city, less studying.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth academically, and culturally, challenging, but one of the most rewarding 3 months of my life
Reviewed by Hana Bowers on .
* It was the most effective way to learn Mandarin, i.e., cultural immersion, weekly exams;
* We also had so much freedom to explore the city on our own, which was balanced perfectly with planned trips around China.
AMELL Chinese FS - Dartmouth Lots of fun
Reviewed by Jane C. on .
So much fun hanging out with other students in Beijing.
Great teachers from BNU.