Global China Program at East China Normal University

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or Above
Location: China
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

The Fall 21 inperson program has been cancelled due to COVID19. 

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.

Academic Details

Students can take either (a) 2-3 content courses (taught in English) + 1 language course or (b) 3-4 content courses. 

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. 

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.

Credit Information: Each content class is worth 3 semester credits, which is equivalent to 5 UO quarter credits. The Chinese language class is worth 6 semester credits, which is equivalent to 9 UO quarter credits.

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.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your home campus study abroad advisor for more information. 

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.

Housing Description

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
Term Year Priority Deadline Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Academic Year - extended         Semester

Travel Advisories

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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.