Learning Mandarin Chinese provides students with many scholastic and professional opportunities. A large portion of the world's population speaks Chinese as their primary language and China is an important presence in the global economy.

Beyond the Classroom

Study Abroad

What's the best way to practice Mandarin Chinese?

Talk with native speakers. Since Mandarin Chinese is a highly sought-after critical language, there are increasing opportunities for funding that would allow you to study the language in an immersive environment in China.

Chinese Village

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

A number of Chinese Studies student clubs provide you with an array of opportunities for friendship and linguistic and cultural immersion. They organize a variety of educational and fun cultural events, including Chinese conversation tables, lectures, films, and artistic performances.  

Find out more!
Chinese Club

Rebecca Chang, Coordinator
Chinese Studies
108 Surge

Janell Watson
Major Williams, 341
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061