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Contact Information

Elena Levy-Navarro
Department Chair & Professor
Phone: 262-472-5047
Location: Laurentide Hall 3110
Alicia de Gregorio
Foreign Language Coordinator & Assistant Professor
Phone: 262-472-5071
Location: Laurentide Hall 3126
Elizabeth Lamb
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1036
Location: Laurentide Hall 3112

Study Abroad

The university has a study abroad program in summer when there are enough students interested in it.  Students have the option of individually arranged summer study abroad opportunities.  The following websites provide students with the information of scholarships for studying Chinese abroad.

100K Strong Foundation 
This foundation provides a variety of scholarships and fellowships to support and encourage students to study abroad in China. The 100K Strong Foundation's goal is to bridge cultural gaps, strengthen the bilateral economic and strategic relationships, and enhance global stability. For more information, please visit
Micah Bugges at Yu Garden
Study Abroad Blog  
This is a resource that has a listing of full and partial scholarships for students who wish to study abroad in Asia. A full scholarship includes tuition, registration, internship, and basic learning material fees exemption, a monthly living allowance, a one-off settlement subsidy, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection for International students in China, and a one-off inter-city travel subsidy. A partial scholarship includes one or several items of a full scholarship.  Undergraduate applicants must be in good academic standing and under the age of 25 with a high school diploma to apply. For more information, please visit

The Critical Language Scholarship Program
The goal of this scholarship is to broaden the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the United States and other countries. The CLS program seeks participants with diverse interest from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths; therefore, students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants are accepted into the program based on their commitment and plan to apply their language skills to their future academic and/or professional pursuits. For more information, please visit

Boren Scholarship 
The Boren Scholarship is for highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. To accept funding, Boren Scholars must commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. The national Security Education Program funds Boren Scholarships to provide U.S. undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. These areas include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, please visit

Matthew Boelter Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State sponsors The Gilman Scholarhsip every year. Their aim is to cultivate friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the people of the U.S. and other countries. This relationship fosters students' ability to adopt significant roles in the global economy and the increasingly interdependent world. Therefore, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers U.S. undergraduate students, who are otherwise unable, the opportunity to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. For more information, please visit

Scholarships Study Chinese in Taiwan
The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) wants to create closer friendships and understanding between the people of the US and people of Taiwan, so they offer a unique ambassador program to college/university undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Mandarin Chinese and learning about Taiwanese culture. To apply, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a US citizen who does not claim Chinese or Taiwanese heritage, and be of good moral character. Once students return to the United States, students will be expected to act as ambassadors of good will for both the United States and Taiwan whenever the opportunity presents itself. For more information, please visit