MISTI training sessions and resources are designed to familiarize you with Chinese culture, society and workplace norms.

Country Prep Subpages

Culture Courses

Course No. Course Name
17.53
Rise of Asia
17.433/434
International Relations of East Asia
21F.036
Advertising and the Media: Comparative Perspectives
21F.038
The Cultural Politics of Contemporary China
21F.030J
East Asian Culture: From Zen to Pop
17.407/408
Chinese Foreign Policy
21F.046
Modern Chinese Fiction and Cinema
21H.515
Shanghai as Model, Measure, and Metaphor for China's Modernization
21H.502
Modern China: 1644 to the Present
21H.501
Traditional China: Earliest Times to 1644
21F.075J
The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567-Present
21F.199
Chinese Youths and Web Culture
21F.076
Globalization: The Good, the Bad & the In Between (also taken with Chinese language course)

Language Courses

Course No. Course Name
21F.101
Chinese I (Regular)
21F.103
Chinese III (Regular)
21F.105
Chinese V (Regular)
21F.107
Chinese I (Streamlined)
21F.109
Chinese III (Streamlined)

Additional Resources

 

Passport

Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to apply, please contact the passport division of the State Department. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks.

Visas for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Program managing director will advise students about the application process, timeline and documents required. 

Flight

Once you have been matched with a host company or research institution in China, we will work with you to prepare for your trip, which includes help in purchasing airline tickets and in finding housing in China.

More detailed practical information will be provided to accepted students during the China Program Orientation Meeting in early February and during the program's spring information sessions. Questions related to daily life in Greater China will be answered then