Learn Mandarin Chinese, the most widely spoken language in the world, and immerse yourself in the culture.

The Chinese program pairs the classroom immersion experience with cultural experiences on campus. Students engage with Chinese language speakers using state-of-the-art technology in Center for Languages and International Collaboration. Many students choose to study abroad for one or two semesters in China and participate with other shorter travel courses.


A Pacific student communicates with an international neighbor on a computer in the Center for Languages and International Collaboration
The Pacific University Center for Languages and International Collaboration, or CLIC, promotes the development of global-ready graduates who can communicate effectively across difference. More than ever, college graduates must be ready to work and live in a global environment — not only to speak with their global neighbors, but to communicate with them effectively. Language education is about more than memorizing vocabulary — it’s about embracing diversity and difference. Through the CLIC, Pacific students engage with people around the world.