The Chinese program offers three years of Chinese in the classroom with numerous independent study and internship opportunities at the advanced levels.


Our curriculum focuses on oral fluency and reading proficiency to prepare our students for work in Chinese cultural and professional environments.

All students are encouraged to make the HSK 4-5 examinations (the international measure for Chinese language proficiency) one of their ultimate learning goals while at Centre. Our students are regular recipients of prestigious scholarships and fellowships, and go on to use Chinese in their professional and graduate work.

Centre-in-China Program

Students attending Centre College’s study abroad program in China take courses at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China’s #3 ranked institute of higher learning. Rigorous and enlightening courses in Mandarin, economics, Chinese society, and urban politics are paired with a career-launching work experience in the world’s largest city. Centre-in-China is proud to be the college’s exclusive semester-long abroad option that offers a guaranteed internship to each of its students. Read more about Centre’s Centre-in-China program.