Dates: July 12 – August 9
Application Deadline: March 15
Costs: $3,580 CCIS Member | $3,980 Non-Member
*Late applications accepted on available basis
Please note $500 deposit due 2 weeks after acceptance.
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Students on this short term program study at Shanghai University (SHU) the largest municipal university in the city of Shanghai with more than 30,000 full-time students. SU is a comprehensive university with 58 colleges and schools that offers 58 undergraduate programs, 86 graduate programs, 20 Ph.D. programs, and 9 post-doctoral programs. SHU has colleges in many disciplines including Liberal Arts, International Business, Fine Arts, Engineering, Computer Science, Law and many others.
Originally established in 1922, SHU was recently designated as one of 100 key universities in China as part of the "211 Project" to receive special funding from the central government to develop the country's top institutions into world-class universities for the 21st century. Shanghai, literally meaning “on the sea,” is one of the world’s largest seaports and a major industrial and commercial center in China. Shanghai is China ’s largest city with a population of more than 17 million. Both the institution and the program location in Shanghai provide students with an ideal site to study the current state of business in the rapidly changing Chinese economy, to learn and use the Chinese language, and to explore contemporary Chinese society.
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This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.
Shanghai University in Shanghai
Shanghai University (SHU) has three main campuses: the New Campus, the Yanchang Campus and the Jiading Campus. Students on this program study at either the Yanchang campus or the New Campus. The New Campus is located on Shangda Road, is SHU's newest and largest campus, and is on the outskirts of Shanghai to the northwest. The Yanchang Campus is on Yanchang Road, is an older campus with a large green lawn, and is the closest campus to the city center. Faculty from the SHU College of International Business teaches the business course in this program. The College of International Exchange at SHU administers the program and its faculty teaches the Chinese courses and some cultural content. Since 1976, the College of International Exchange has enrolled more than 10,000 international students from over 76 countries.
Summer students take a four-credit course that includes: 36-contact hours of Mandarin Chinese language instruction (beginning or intermediate), 20 hours of lectures on a host of topics covering contemporary Chinese Culture and Society, and many out-of-class field trips and cross-cultural activities
Spoken Chinese & Conversation Classroom Teaching – 36 hours. Delivered by leading Chinese language teachers in the College of International Exchange at Shanghai University
Chinese Language Communication & Techniques Out classroom Practice – 6 hours. Accompanied by Chinese students in groups In addition, 20 hours of lectures address two broad topics: Chinese Culture in the Context of Globalization and Cross-Cultural Exchange: China’s Open Door, Open Shanghai.
The lectures are: Globalization Chinese Culture, Chinese Tea Culture, Chinese Calligraphy Culture, International Metropolis – Shanghai, International Economic Center – Shanghai, International Cultural Center – Shanghai
The program has an active out-of-class component that puts students in touch with contemporary Chinese culture and society and allows a lot of interaction with the Chinese people. There are visits and field trips to the Shanghai Museum, the Museum of Chinese Martial Arts, the Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Folk Culture Museum, the Confucius Temple in Jiading District, and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.
Also included is a visit to the highest structure in East Asia – the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and the district of Lujiazui.
Students enjoy a Huangpu River Cruise, a tour of the beautiful and historic Yu Garden in the heart of the old city, and a fascinating chance to see a daring Acrobatic Show. Field trips to learn about business in contemporary China include a visit to the Bao Steel Corporation and to a large Coca Cola faculty. Field trips also lead students to explore the artistic and historic communities in the exciting areas of Tianzifang and Xintiandi.
“Field Investigations,” which are Out-Of-Town Field Trips, enable students to learn about the traditional culture in the area south of the Yangtze River in the ancient town of Zhujiajiao. Students also see the many beautiful and historic gardens and sites of the two most famous and scenic cities in China, Suzhou and Hangzhou, which are said to be China’s Heaven on Earth.” “Exchange and Experience” activities enable students the opportunity to meet and interact with Chinese students and Chinese people. These activities include: Two Cross Culture Exchange Meetings, Cross cultural exchange activity in Daning International Community, and a visit to a school for disabled students in Zhabei District.
Students eat meals in on-campus student cafeterias and off campus at nearby cafes. SHU clubs, activities, and sports are open to all students and they are encouraged to join.
Accommodation is in on-campus student dormitories and is included in the program cost. Double and/or single room accommodation may be available, but this will be confirmed in the lead up to each session as dormitory renovation is occurring at the host university. Dorm rooms are equipped with an air conditioner, heater, and desk and lamp for studying. Students eat meals in on campus student cafeterias and off campus at nearby cafes.
July 11 – August 9, 2020
$3,580 CCIS Member | $3,980 Non-Member
Students at non-CCIS Member Intuitions pay an additional $400 fee.
Please note $500 deposit due 2 weeks after acceptance.
Course offering, dates, and costs subject to change.
Costs Included: Overseas tuition, housing (double dorm room), field trips, orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance
Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1,000-1,400), meals ($350-600), books ($35), personal costs ($450-$900), dorm security damage fee (100 Chinese Yuan, refundable), visa if needed (U.S. citizens - $140), and school of record fee-Non CUNY/CCIS if applicable
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
Summer 2020: March 15 - Extended to April 15
*Late applications accepted on a space available basis
GPA Requirements: 2.5 GPA or higher
Submittal Requirements: Official transcripts, one academic reference, and statement of purpose
Minimum Class Standing: Students must have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application and be 18 years old
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"I had an amazing time on this program and know that it was definitely worthwhile. Having a chance to explore a new and beautiful city, while learning about the nation, was a wonderful experience that I would recommend whole-heartedly to others who want to see new things and start with an open-mind. I know that I gained more than I realize – I am more appreciative of Chinese culture and learned that there is much more than a one-sided American view of things.”
“I learned that it is important to travel: only then will one get first hand knowledge of people and their culture. It was very worthwhile. I was studying, but I was also exploring. I would definitely recommend the program to other students because it will broaden their horizons, but students must acquaint themselves with the language before travel.”