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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CCIS 
  • Restrictions: MSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 03/01/2024 05/01/2024 TBA TBA
Fall 2024 03/01/2024 05/01/2024 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 03/01/2024 05/01/2024 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CCIS, Fee-Based Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisites: None Housing Options: On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Elligibility: Sophomore
Host Country Language Courses Offered: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Non-MSU student: No
Program Inactive: No Subjects Available: Business, Chinese, Culture Courses
Click here for a definition of this term Pre-Session Language: No Competitive Program: No
Program Description:

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China: Shanghai University, Shanghai


In Shanghai, the largest city in and the financial and commercial capital of China, students can study at Shanghai University (SHU), a municipal university serving about forty thousand Chinese students, in the summer, fall, and/or spring. About three thousand international students study at SHU each year, exploring and learning Chinese language and culture in this dynamic city. Over the one-month summer session, students study economics, business and Mandarin Chinese. Semester students take a Mandarin language course at their level and elect from among courses taught in English, such as Culture in Contemporary China, Asian Economics, E-Commerce, Marketing Strategy, and Finance. No knowledge of Chinese language is required. Students enjoy a rich out-of-class field trip program with many excursions to places of cultural and historic importance in Shanghai, a city of twenty million, in addition to out-of-town field trips to scenic and historic locations such as Suzhou and Hangzhou.


Shanghai is located on the East China coast. Shanghai University is a metropolitan university that serves the citizens of Shanghai. The Yanchang campus is centrally located in the Zhabei District, and the Baoshan campus is the largest and newest campus in the SHU system. Both campuses have all standard university facilities.


The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.

Shanghai University is a comprehensive metropolitan university that serves the citizens of Shanghai and recieves special funding from the Chinese national government a key university. This CCIS program is housed on the Yanchang campus and is centrally located in the Zhabei District, or on the Baoshan campus, the largest and newest campus in the SHU system. Both campuses have all standard university facilities. Both are convenient to shopping, transportation, and all the city has to offer.

During the semester program, students take a 6 credit language course in addition to two or three 3 credit courses. During the summer, students take a 4 credit course that includes language and culture topics, field trips and cross-cultural activities.

Special Features

The program is offered by the Faculty of the Institute of Economics, The Institute of Foreign Languages, and the College of International Exchange at Shanghai University. It covers major economic, social, legal, cultural and political aspects of China and the curriculum includes Chinese language study and Chinese culture.

Company Visits

Students acquire invaluable insight into the regional business environment and practices through a customized selection of company visits. Company partners include renowned global players among the Fortune Global 500 including Coca Cola, famous Chinese companies such as Bao Steel Group Corporation, China’s most competitive iron and steel enterprise, and Volkswagen Group China, the largest, most successful, and first Joint Venture enterprise in China’s automotive industry.

Semester and summer programs available.