Florida International University (FIU) in the southern United States is preparing to help Qingdao University students study Spanish in China and in the US. The program would be in addition to the one offered by FIU to Qingdao University students in public administration.

More info from the Miami Today News:

Florida International University will soon be teaching the Chinese to speak Spanish.The university, which at 61% has one of the largest Hispanic student populations in the nation, continues to build its global relationships with a master’s of public administration and a business degree program set to launch abroad.

The university is in the final stages of negotiations with Qingdao University, south of Beijing, in establishing a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, said Provost and Executive Vice President Douglas Wartzok.

“Qingdao University and FIU will submit the formal request to the Chinese Ministry of Education later this month,” he said.

Meanwhile, students are being recruited in China for FIU’s new public administration and business programs.

Mohamad Alkadry, associate professor and director of the master’s of public administration program, said the master’s of public administration degree will launch next August at Tianjin University of Commerce and Qingdao University.

“Both universities have signed agreements and are working on recruiting students,” Dr. Alkadry said.

“The joint program represents collaboration with international institutions to meet the needs of their students. For the FIU MPA program, it is an effort to emphasize the I in FIU and in its own mission statement.”

Students will take the first 12 credits of approved courses in China and then come to Miami to complete the final 30 credits of the 42-credit master of public administration degree.

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