University of Oregon

Global China Program at East China Normal University

Program Overview

East China Normal University was established in 1951, and is one of China’s most highly-ranked and prestigious universities. ECNU welcomes many international students to its campus every year, and its programs offer students an opportunity to experience university life in China in a unique and personal way. Known as the “Garden Campus”, ECNU offers a special environment within the busy hustle and bustle of Shanghai.

The 15-week Global China Program offers content courses in English, as well as Chinese language instruction for students at all level from Beginning through Advanced.

Shanghai is a huge, bustling city located at the mouth of the Yangtze River in East China. It is well-known for its financial markets, shopping, dining and an incredible range of arts and cultural attractions. Shanghai is home to nearly 25 million inhabitants.

You can study at ECNU for the full year. However, as the courses each semester generally are the same, you may find that there are less courses to choose from in the second semester. Please keep this in mind when applying for the Academic Year option at ECNU.

For more information, visit the ECNU Global China Program website: http://lxs.ecnu.edu.cn/EN/msg.php?id=57.

Academic Details

Students choose (a) 3 content courses (taught in English) + 1 language course or (b) 4 content courses.  Different levels of language classes from beginning to advanced will be offered according to students’ placement test results.  Content courses vary by semester and are drawn from a variety of fields including Business, Sociology, Literature, Political Science, Economics, etc. 

Each content course has approximately 52 contact hours. The language class includes approximately 156 contact hours; the suggested credit value for each is 5 quarter or 3 semester credits.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Please see the link under Courses and Credits for more information about classes that will be offered this year. 

Housing Description

Students at ECNU will stay in one of several residence halls on campus. Both single rooms (with en suite bathroom) and double rooms (with shared bathroom facilities) are available, with double rooms being the most common option. Rooms includes telephones, air conditioners, and internet access.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20163/15/20164/15/20169/5/201612/16/2016
Academic Year2016-17N/A4/15/2016TBDTBD
Spring Semester201710/15/201611/15/20162/12/20175/27/2017

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.