Mandarin Chinese, which is spoken by nearly one-fifth of the world's population and has more native speakers than any other language, not only represents a rich cultural heritage but is ranked the most useful business language after English, according to a Bloomberg survey. China, which boasts the world's second largest economy, is poised to assume an even greater role in world leadership in coming years, making knowledge of its language and culture a valuable asset. As one of the world's oldest civilizations, China and its language offer a vast range of possibilities for research.
"The Chinese language and culture captures a true interest of mine and has taught me so much. It has differentiated me from the rest and has given me true value and knowledge."
took Chinese courses as an international business minor
Students can also participate in the several interdisciplinary programs at Illinois State: