As China’s largest, most modernized city, Shanghai exemplifies globalization on every street corner, in neighborhood pockets, and in the city’s iconic skyline. The Business, Language & Culture program is designed for students who are committed to learning about this politically vital and economically significant region of the world. Learn about China’s past and present while experiencing the excitement of life in Shanghai, where the traditional and the modern are (literally) carved into the landscape.
You’ll enroll in 1 ECNU Chinese language course at an appropriate level and 3 elective courses, taught in English. Contact hours for courses vary, but generally language courses meet for approximately 156 contact hours/6 credits per semester. Elective courses meet for approximately 52 contact hours/3 credits per semester. You may earn an estimated 15-18 credits (up to 364 contact hours).
Classes typically meet Monday – Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take a language placement exam. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for China. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
Founded in the mid-1900s, East China Normal University is one of China’s most prestigious educational institutions. Known for a focus on internationalization, ECNU’s 30,000-strong student body hosts more than 3,500 students from around the world, creating a diverse, friendly setting for study abroad students.
When you study abroad in Shanghai, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.
Life-Long Benefits I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.
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