Studying abroad in a Chinese country gives Trinity students an unique opportunity to experience not just the language  and culture but, international business and ecological civilization as well. All degree-seeking students spend at least one semester studying abroad in a Chinese-speaking country in order to gain real-life experience through international partnerships and independent projects.

Fast Facts
  • One of 3 universities in Texas to offer K12 Teacher Certification in Chinese
  • All degree-seeking students study abroad in a Chinese-speaking country
  • Exchange partnerships with universities in Shanghai, Zhuhai, Hong Kong, and Taichung
  • One of the largest Chinese programs for a liberal arts college in the nation
Group of Trinity Students in China


What You'll Study

Going Beyond the Great Wall


Instruction that goes beyond the Chinese language

Our dedicated faculty have built a diverse curriculum focused on key issues, global relationships, and hands-on experience. Students gain both cultural and language proficiency, preparing them for the global environment.

Bruce T. Holl
Bruce T. Holl, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
Stephen Lee Field
Stephen Lee Field, Ph.D.
J.K. and Ingrid Lee Endowed Professor of Chinese Language & Literature
Jinli He
Jinli He, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Ginger Wu, Ph.D.
Jie Zhang
Jie Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Experiences and opportunities to expand and build


Students can apply for a number of scholarships and travel grants to support study abroad in China through the Center for International Engagement.

Honors Programs

Students with high scholastic standing and who complete a thesis supervised by a department faculty member may receive Departmental Honors. See...

Research Opportunities

Qualified students may be accepted for undergraduate research fellowships in ecological civilization in China every summer, and the East Asian Studies...

Study Abroad

Improve your Chinese and broaden your horizons through study abroad. Every student seeking a Chinese B.A. completes at least one semester or summer...


EAST sponsors the Shanghai study abroad program, which includes a one-month internship in a company, NGO, institute of the student’s choice in...

Student Organizations

Chinese Language and Culture Club

One of the oldest student organizations on campus, the Chinese Language and Culture Club boasts more than 100...

When You Graduate

Go places with your Chinese B.A.

Your Trinity degree is just the beginning. Our faculty and alumni are here to help you turn that degree into next steps, international opportunities, and future careers.



Graduates from Trinity’s Chinese programs often earn advanced graduate degrees or pursue global opportunities in foreign policy and international business. Students are also able to earn Texas teacher certification in Chinese, making Trinity one of only three universities in Texas with that capability.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas
  • Washington University

Career Areas:

  • Chinese Language Teaching
  • International Business
  • Law

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • AtmosAir, Asia
  • Baker & Mackenzie Attorneys at Law, Shanghai
  • Deloitte Touche, Beijing
  • Sears Holdings, Hong Kong


Take the next step

Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.