East China Normal University (ECNU) 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 levels from beginning through advanced. You will have the opportunity to become fully immersed in Chinese culture and to better get to know your fellow Chinese and international students by taking part in all kinds of students’ activities such as sports competitions, an international cultural festival, day trips, etc. ECNU also offers non-credit elective extra-curricular courses for personal enrichment such as Chinese Martial Arts, Calligraphy, Chinese songs, and Chinese painting to international students every semester.
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.
For more information, visit the ECNU Global China Program website.
Students choose either (a) 3 content courses (taught in English) + 1 language course, (b) 4 content courses, or (c) replacing one content class with an internship.
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. For a list of class offerings, please visit the ECNU Global China Program website.
Internship Option: Internship Option: Students have the option to replace one of their content classes with an internship. In addition to working at your internship site, you would also take an internship seminar. Internships are available in a range of fields, such as finance, capital investments, media, education, law and nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s). If you would like to apply for an internship, you will need to include a resume and cover letter along with your ECNU application materials. Please note that the internship adds an additional cost to your program fee – see program budget on the right sidebar. Additional information about internship options is available at the link above.
Credit Information: The suggested credit for each content class is 3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits. The suggested credit for the Intensive Chinese course is 6 semester credits or 9 quarter 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.
Note for spring semester: In order to maintain UO full-time enrollment, UO students participating in the spring semester program will need to take the Chinese language class + 3 content classes.
For students considering the Academic Year program: You are welcome to 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.
Students at ECNU will stay in one of several residence halls on campus. The program fee includes the cost of staying in a Standard Double Room (with private bathroom inside) or an Economic Double Room (without private bathroom). Students have the option to request a Single Room for an additional cost – see program budget for more details. There are a limited number of single rooms available. Rooms includes telephones, air conditioners, and internet access. There are a number of different inexpensive dining halls on campus, serving Chinese, Korean, and Western style food. A variety of restaurants are located within walking distance of campus.
Dates and Deadlines
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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.
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.