Study Chinese at Calvin
Study Chinese within the context of a broad liberal arts education presented from a Christian perspective.
In an economy that is becoming increasingly global, a foundational knowledge of Chinese language and culture connects us with over one-fifth of the world's population. In light of this, Calvin has developed the only comprehensive program in Chinese offered by a Christian college in North America. Studying Chinese at Calvin will give you a truly 360 degree view of Chinese culture through classes in Chinese philosophy, history, culture, religion and more.
Explore Chinese at Calvin
Major, Minor and Courses
Take Chinese to fulfill your core requirement, or study the language and culture through a major or minor.
Study for a semester in China, spend three weeks there in January, or stay there for a summer working at an internship.
Careers & Outcomes
Learn more about the success Chinese students have after graduation.
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U.S. News recognizes Calvin's global focus
Calvin again ranks among the top colleges and universities in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Guidebook. News & Stories, September 16, 2015
Rangeela celebrates 20 years of storytelling
Since 1995, Rangeela has been an annual event for the Calvin community to share in the expression of various cultures and celebrate the diversity on campus. News & Stories, February 20, 2015
Grant brings together experts on American–Chinese relations
Some of the world’s foremost experts converge on Calvin’s campus next summer for a three-week seminar on the relationship between the two countries. News & Stories, November 19, 2014
Calvin adds Chinese education major and minor
Calvin's new program will help meet a high demand for Chinese language teachers in the state of Michigan and beyond. News & Stories, July 3, 2014
Say what? ¿Qué?: foreign languages at Calvin
Explore Calvin's extensive foreign language offerings
VERGE, Spring 2014
We Are Calvin: Grace Liao
Junior Grace Liao spent this summer in Taiwan building relationships and sharing the gospel. News & Stories, September 3, 2013
Q&A: A Christian approach to teaching languages
Calvin professors of German, French and Chinese discuss how foreign language pedagogy has changed and how to teach a language Christian-ly. News & Stories, June 14, 2012
Book showcases Chinese proverbs
Larry and Qin Herzberg's new book contains the proverbs of Chinese sages and everyday folk—and a few of spurious origin. News & Stories, May 3, 2012