Immerse into Mandarin language in amazing Shanghai. Courses combine cultural activities and contact with native speakers, transforming the city of Shanghai into a living classroom. Students from beginning to advanced Chinese language levels will spend their time acquiring Chinese language skills to put into practice in their daily lives while living in China’s biggest city. Courses meet daily and include a focus on listening comprehension, grammar, reading and writing Chinese characters.
You’ll enroll in 2 ECNU courses, a Chinese Reading/Writing course and a Chinese Speaking/Listening course, at your language level. Contact hours for courses vary, but generally each course meets for approximately 390 contact hours/9 credits per semester. You may earn up to 18 credits (approximately 780 contact hours) per semester.
Classes meet Monday-Friday at various times. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays.
Prior to departure, you will take a language placement exam. You will then be enrolled into the appropriate language courses. 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.
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 ,
Plan Your Internship Journey
Share your info, and you'll be able to access your CEA Passbook, save future offers, save your favorites, and use the compare programs feature.
Interning abroad with CEA provides:
Focus on Small- & Medium-Sized Enterprises
An Individualized Placement Process
Affordable, Convenient Options
Compare Programs (1)
In Partnership With
With 21 study abroad destinations across 11 countries, CEA offers an ideal balance of academics, internships, and adventure to more than 4,000 students each year. Where will your learning take you?