Belmont junior Jennifer Toppins was awarded a Confucius Institute Scholarship for Chinese Language Study of Chinese Government at Hangzhou Normal University for Chinese language immersion study from March – July 2015.
Toppins majors in both English and Chinese as a Belmont honors student and will take courses in advanced Chinese language at Hangzhou Normal. She was recommend by faculty in Belmont’s Chinese and Asian Studies programs to participate in MTSU’s Confucius Institute. She was then nominated to Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters ) of the Chinese Government for this competitive scholarship.
Hangzhou Normal University is located in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province. It was founded in 1978, but the forerunner of the university can be traced back to the Zhejiang 2-level Normal School established in 1908.