So, I, like everyone else and their mothers, have been studying Chinese. And I, like everyone else, have been applying to various summer study programs in China. On the top of the list are Princeton in Beijing and Harvard-Beijing Academy.
Well, to make a long story short, I've been accepted to both, and now I'm reliving the drama of not knowing what to choose. And while I really like HBA for all the cool stuff it offers (insurance, field work, a WORK-FREE fifth week for traveling, etc.), I'm inclined to think that its academic standard is not exactly on par with PiB. As my main purpose for going to China is to, in fact, learn Chinese, it seems like PiB would be a better choice.
Can anyone please give me some advice on this? I'm really wishy-washy when it comes to decision making... I know bro Khang, bro Binh, and others know a lot about these programs.
Of course, Yale might just make my life easier by deciding not to give me money to go. But let's not go there.