Many of the academic programs at Dallas International involve learning a language. Students pursuing a BA in International Service are able to take 9 hours of a foreign language. There are many benefits for studying any language, so how can you know which is right for you? Here are 6 reasons you might choose to study Chinese at DIU:
Join today’s conversations. Chinese is the world’s most widely spoken language, with 1.3 billion speakers in China plus tens of millions of Chinese speakers in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and beyond – including almost 3 million Chinese-speaking people in the US.
Plan your future. Opportunities for meaningful work will abound for those who can navigate the language and culture of one of the world’s biggest and most diverse countries.
Connect with rich history. Chinese characters open the door to millennia of poetry, philosophy, history, and imaginative literature.
Eat with gusto. From wheat-based noodles and dumplings of China’s northlands to southern rice and fish dishes, from cold duck to hot pot, from China to Chinatown, grab a menu and enjoy some of the world’s most popular cuisines.
Access world-leading research. The country that gave the world paper, tea, fireworks, silk, printing, kites, and the compass still produces enormous scientific and engineering talent and offers huge opportunities for researchers.
Be a home ambassador. With more than 274,000 Chinese students attending school in the United States, your language skills will allow you to be a global ambassador to these students here in the US.
Ready to begin your journey with Chinese? Apply today for our BA in International Service!