Jilin HuaQiao University of Foreign Languages (HQUFL) is located in Changchun, along the tourist belt of Jingyue National Forest. HQUFL was founded in 1995. In 2003, it was accredited by the Ministry of Education to offer undergraduate courses, and hence, became the first private four-year foreign language institute to issue bachelor's degree in the whole country. In 2005, the school began to enroll postgraduates under a joint program with other universities, and in 2011, with the approval of the State Council Academic Degrees Committee, the school began to offer Master programs in Translation and Interpretation (MTI). In 2007, the school was entitled as a key institution of higher education in Jilin Province, and in 2010, it became the only school to pilot for the national educational system reform project "Exploration of School Operation Mode for Public Welfare in Private Colleges". HQUFL has now become an important educational base in the province focusing on the cultivation of advanced application-oriented personnel in the area of foreign languages and foreign affairs.
Twenty-six undergraduate programs are offered at HQUFL covering four disciplines related as the humanities, economics, management and education. With eleven language programs offered, including English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Chinese, the university enjoys the leading position in the province in the foreign language education.
The University boasts the only international languages and cultural practice teaching base in the country----The Global Village consisting of twelve inner villages as English Speaking Countries Village, German Village, Japanese Village, Italian Village and others., providing a modern and effective platform for students and teachers to get immersed into the target language and culture. The Global Village has newly designated by the UNESCO as "the World Multicultural and Education Center" .
Part of HQUFL's endeavor is to foster international relations with other colleges and universities, by way of teacher, student, or research exchange programs. Up till now, the University has established relationships with nearly a hundred foreign universities and organizations. Every year, the University send around four hundred students to study abroad. And there are about a hundred international students from all various countries to come here study Chinese language and culture.
Presently, a talent cultivation system integrating undergraduate and postgraduate programs has been well formed. Now HQUFL is striving to become a high-level private university for the public welfare. The goal of HQUFL is to become a leading private foreign language university with distinctive features by the year of 2020, to further strive to attain administrative democracy, institutionalization and internationalization, to become a high-level application-oriented private foreign language university with a competitive edge in China and high influence in the world.