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CIEE: Shanghai Accelerated Chinese Studies (China)

Shanghai, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Spring 2021
Feb 21, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Chinese
Yes
Yes
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
2.5|3.0 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Credits

15

Program Advisor

The Program

The program is open to all levels of language students. One semester of college-level Chinese area studies is recommended.

Established in 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of China’s key institutions of higher learning and the first to specialize in teacher education. ECNU is nationally known for its Chinese language and literature program. The program is open to all levels of language students, from novice students with no previous experience in the language to those with superior level Chinese language proficiency. All students take two accelerated language courses that focus on rapid language acquisition. Learn outside the classroom through weekend and weeklong excursions “off the tourist track,” and practice Chinese in authentic situations.

 

Shanghai

Program Locations

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Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai sits on the Yangtze River Delta on China's eastern coast, and is roughly equidistant from Beijing and Hong Kong.  Once a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai has grown to be the financial and industrial hub of China. The city now boasts one of the world's fastest growing rapid transit systems, and is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth.  Students looking to experience Shanghai’s magnificent past can find remnants of the years of foreign occupation and its beginnings as a market town in the many museums, temples, and architecture scattered throughout the city.

Academics

Students enroll in two consecutive accelerated language courses, and one elective course taught in Chinese or English, as well as an internship option. In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the CIEE website.

 

Internship

Study abroad students participating in the Organizational Internship course will be assigned to an internship project with a company in Shanghai. The internship sponsors, which vary each term depending on participating organizations and available positions, may include local Chinese companies and multinational companies, as well as international small and medium sized enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Course curriculum includes class introduction, placement interview, coached work, and final presentation to earn three academic credits.

 

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CIEE and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take 15-18 credits per semester. The credit translation system between CIEE and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at CIEE will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  You will receive 1-6 credits per class taken with CIEE. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.


For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.

 

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Spring

Mid-February

Early June

Housing and Meals

Participants select between two housing options:

Homestays: Chinese host families speak only Chinese, making this a great way to fast-forward your language skills. Students have their own bedrooms in the host family apartment, and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Host apartments are a 15- to 45-minute walk or commute by public transportation from campus. This option is highly recommended for students who want to live in an entirely Chinese language environment and to make rapid progress in Chinese language.

Residence Halls: Students choose to live with a Chinese ECNU student – and speak only Chinese – or with another CIEE student in a five-story hall on the ECNU campus. There are shared kitchens and bathrooms on each floor, plus study areas, and laundry facilities. The hall is a 10-minute walk to CIEE and close to public transportation. Note: Meals are not included in this housing option and are the responsibility of the student. Three meals a day are available in the campus cafeterias at a moderate price.

Internet:

Both housing options are equipped with Internet access via a broadband ADSL connection. A limited number of computers are available in the CIEE Study Center and Campus Residence Hall, and nearby Internet cafés offer access for a low hourly fee. Students are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop as the CIEE Study Center has wireless access.

 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $32,680
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $4,400
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $9,700.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $18,000
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Meals $1,200
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,200
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $5,750.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $19,310
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Meals $1,200
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,200
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $5,750.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.