Programs overview

Lakeside Institute provides students from all walks of life one-of-a-kind opportunities to learn Chinese and explore China through meaningful and focused immersion. We deliver highly effective intensive Mandarin, College Study Abroad, Faculty-Led China Seminar, and Teach in China options. Explore below to find the program that’s best for you!

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Learn Mandarin full-time while exploring China Immersive Full-Time Program Immersive Chinese Program Need to learn Mandarin the quick? Want to experience China firsthand instead of just hearing about it on the news? Come to our campus in Hangzhou for an unforgettable immersive experience. Lakeside’s full-time Immersive Program provides everything you need in a fully customizable...
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Plan your trip and start creating lifelong memories in China Study abroad in China Lakeside Institute (LSI) - Zhejiang University (ZJU) Partnership In 2020, Lakeside Institute (LSI)partnered with Zhejiang University (ZJU) to offer students a study in China experience. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest, most selective, and most prestigious institutions...
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Internship Internship in China with Lakeside Institute Broaden your horizon, build your networks in China. To find your ideal internship in the trendiest industries and gain valuable professional experience in China’s Silicon Valley - Hangzhou. Internships that will boost your Career Development Lakeside Institute is more than just a language school. It’s a learning center...
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Plan your trip and start creating lifelong memories in Hangzhou Homestay Homestay in China We are big fans of the homestay in China program. It is our commitment to offer quality rooms at wallet-friendly prices for short- or long-term stays and to give hosts an opportunity to rent out their spare rooms on our global...
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Learn Chinese anywhere, anytime Online Tutoring Can’t travel to Hangzhou? Too busy to come to campus? No problem. Our online Chinese lessons let you continue your Chinese studies from the comfort of home.  Your laptop is your classroom! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner, we can help you meet your learning goals with...
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Advance your career in China's vibrant economy. Our Business Chinese programs give you the tools you need to succeed. Business Chinese Lakeside Business Chinese Learning Mandarin to advance your business career? We believe Business Chinese is more than learning specialized vocabulary. We’ve designed our programs as crash courses in Chinese business culture, etiquette, and cross-cultural...
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Learn Chinese while exploring China Study Tours Combine Education & Tourism Our Study Tours combine sightseeing and cultural experiences with language classes and interactive workshops. Accommodations and transportation are included. Enjoy a comfortable and convenient one-stop introduction to China! Every custom tour combines four key elements1. Sightseeing Visit Hangzhou's famous attractions and hidden gems. Learn...
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Fit Chinese into your schedule with weekly group and private classes Part-Time Programs Part-time programs for busy people Are you living in Hangzhou and looking to learn to speak Mandarin, or to improve your Mandarin? Our part-time courses help you fit Chinese learning into your busy day. Flexible private and group classes fit your schedule,...
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