Intensive Chinese & Japanese Institutes


Earn four (4) units of credit in one of our seven-week language institutes. Beginning students of Chinese and Japanese quickly develop language skills and cultural proficiency in classes with master professors and one-on-one tutoring with native speakers.

Learn from master professors and native speakers.

  • Benefit from master professors from preeminent Asian language programs and native speakers from China, Taiwan, and Japan.
  • Engage in frequent and meaningful cultural performance through small classes and a 2:1 teacher to student ratio.

Structure your day with multiple educational opportunities.

  • Attend two class sessions per day.
  • Practice in one-on-one tutoring with native speakers.
  • Focus on independent work three-four hours per day.
  • Make friends with visiting international undergraduates.

Join our community.

  • Reside on campus or commute? The choice is yours!
  • Participate in campus events with other WashU students.
  • Discover the diversity of St. Louis from Chinese and Japanese gardens to theater, museums, dining, and festivals.
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