University offering degree programs as well as other long- and short-term options. The long-term, full-time options normally run for 17 weeks, beginning in March or September, covering either general, intensive or business Chinese. Short-term options are summer programs, weekend classes in business Chinese, and group programs on request. Some programs require prior knowledge of Chinese; for the short-term intermediate business program, for example, the university require students to have undergone at least one year of Chinese study. Extra-curricular and cultural activities are also organized for students.