Languages and Cultures


Great Wall of China

Study Abroad:

  • China-Beibei

Student and Faculty Successes

TianaHi! My name is Tiana Johnson, and I am a junior here at St. Ben’s. I am a Political Science Major and Chinese Minor. Here at St. Ben’s I am involved in Track and Field, SAAC, and ROTC. This past summer I went to Taiwan to continue my Chinese learning journey through a ROTC related program called Project GO, for future officers of the United States military. However, this summer I will be doing something a little bit different. This fall I applied for internships that will help me advance in my future military career relating to my major and minor. I am very excited to say that I was given a JAG internship and I will be spending roughly four weeks in Vicenza Italy at Caserma Ederle which is the US military base there. I will be learning about the United States and Military Law thanks to my Political Science and Chinese background. I am very grateful for the support that I have gotten from my ROTC Cadre and program- The Fighting Saints Battalion- as well as my own professor, Sophia Geng, who all wrote me letters of recommendations. I am very excited for this new journey ahead of me, and I am very eager to learn about the law!

Student and Faculty Research Trip to China

In 2019, Dr. Sophia Geng and four CSB and SJU students were awarded the ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellows.

Recent Faculty Publication:
Music and Sound in Weishien Internment Camp in Japanese-occupied China

Sophia Geng, 2022

The Chinese minor will be gradually discontinued beginning Fall 2023. Students who were enrolled at CSB and SJU prior to Fall 2023 will be able to continue in the minor and all appropriate opportunities will be available to them through Spring 2026.
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Ana Conboy
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
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Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
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