University of San Francisco classrooms extend into a city uniquely situated along the Pacific Rim, a total population that is 34% Asian and the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Complete immersion in Chinese culture and traditions starts by simply stepping through our front door.


The Chinese program at the University of San Francisco offers three years of language courses and a Minor in Chinese Studies. The city serves as a living laboratory, delivering an enormous and unrivaled array of academic, linguistic, and cultural experiences. A sequence of structured language courses helps students hear, speak, read and write Chinese while gaining a comprehensive understanding of Chinese culture and contemporary society. Graduates leave campus equipped with the knowledge, communication skills and real-world experience necessary for successful careers in one of the world’s most rapidly evolving economies.

For more information about languages at USF, visit the Department of Modern & Classical Languages website.