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Xi'an International Studies University

Xi'an International Studies University

Xi'an International Studies University (XISU) will be our host and guide for the 3 day Xi’an culture tour. The University is located in the southern suburbs of Xi'an in a district which boasts over ten institutions of higher learning. Close to the university are the Xi'an Botanical Gardens, the Shaanxi History Museum and the Big Goose Pagoda (from the Ming Dynasty) and Xi'an railway station.

Founded in 1952. XISU is the only institution of higher learning in the northwestern part of China that specializes in the teaching of foreign languages and literature. The languages taught include English, Russian, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Thai and Esperanto. In addition, courses are offered in tourism, international finance, trade, economic cooperation and Chinese-English secretarial training. The university also runs the School of Chinese Studies for international students.

The university (according to the 2003 enrollment) has a student body consisting of 7,200 full-time students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies, and 210 international students for degree or non-degree programs. Its full-time faculty is made up of 67 professors, 115 associate professors, 250 lecturers and 62 academic staff from overseas. To maintain quality teaching and research the university has established and maintains active academic and scholarly exchanges with 28 colleges and universities in eight countries. Each year the university accepts professors from these institutions for teaching appointments and sends as well its faculty members to these sister institutions for academic research or teaching.



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