CIEE at East China Normal University

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars, and internships; courses are taught primarily in English. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Chinese language and culture, international relations
  • Eligibility: 7.5 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Mandarin
  • Number of program participants: 75

Living Arrangements

Students live in international student dormitories and private homes. Students prepare their own meals or share meals with the family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: late January to mid-June


  • Advising Tips: The application will require a language evaluation from your most recent Chinese language instructor. No other faculty reference is required.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Shanghai and Los Angeles.