Program Overview

This summer program offers students the opportunity to improve their Chinese language skills in a small, intimate class setting. Students will participate in an intensive Chinese language class and also take part in cultural activities and excursions around the city of Shanghai. Students will be able to obtain a better understanding of Chinese culture and society. In the past, excursions and activities have included a river cruise, acrobatic show, and lectures on Chinese cuisine and Tai chi. A four-day excursion to Beijing is available for an additional fee.

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.

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.

Academic Details

In this four-week program, you will take intensive Chinese language classes each morning, and participate in cultural activities during several afternoons per week. You will take a Comprehensive Chinese class for 1.5 hours each day, which is focused on reading and writing, as well as a Speaking Chinese class for 1.5 hours each day, which is focused on speaking and listening. You will be learning alongside international students from all over the world.


For more information, visit the Study China Summer Program website.


UO students will earn around 6 UO quarter credits of Chinese language on this program.

Students from GEO Partner Schools: The suggested credit for this program is 4 semester credits or 6 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.

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. Students will be in double rooms, with either en suite bathrooms or shared bathrooms for the whole hall. 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.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20202/15/20203/15/2020Mid-JulyMid-August

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