Two students at Northeastern University have won scholarships to study the Chinese language and culture in China for eight months. They had previously been studying Chinese business translation, and because of their work and effort, they have been chosen to continue their studies abroad.
Chinese Scholarship Awarded Through the Fulbright-Hays Group
The scholarships from the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program are awarded through the U.S. Department of Education, but students can sign up for the scholarships through their individual schools. The winners are young men, one a sophomore and the other a junior at Northwestern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
During their stay in China, they will work on their Chinese translation skills, study in a Chinese college, and intern at Chinese companies within the Xi’an High-Tech Development Zone. The Northwestern students won the scholarship along with fourteen other students in the New England area. They have already participated in a summer immersion program called Dialogue of Civilizations.
Skills Beyond the Language
During the program, they not only learned more about the Chinese language and culture, but also demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to express their thoughts clearly and articulately. The language program director at Northwestern described the students by saying, “While they are business students, they are curious about all aspects of Chinese culture.
They didn’t just focus on the Chinese businesses and ignore the social and cultural history. I think that’s what makes them really stand out.”