As China's biggest city, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with a population of more than 20 million, Shanghai is an excellent place to study Chinese culture, civilization and language. Taking classes at Fudan University, students will be surrounded by more than 25,000 full-time students. Fudan, which means "(heavenly light shines) day after day," indicates the college's dedication to fostering self-reliance and industriousness. This commitment is evident in Shanghai itself, which has been a multinational hub of finance and business since the 1930s and the world's largest cargo port since 2005.
Course of Study
The Chinese Language Studied Abroad (CHN 204T, CHN 205T)
This is a two credit, intensive course in the Chinese language.
Chinese Culture and Civilization (TERMS ABROAD 320T)
A course which surveys Chinese culture and civilization including such areas as history, geography, painting, music, economics and religion.
Students will visit attractions and participate in cultural events in and around the city of Shanghai throughout the term. Past destinations have included visits to the Shanghai U.S. Consulate, public and private schools, a state-owned factory and a private company, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Market and the Shanghai Museum. Students have also enjoyed acrobatic shows and performances by the Shanghai Youth Orchestra. Scheduled group field trips to places such as Hangzhou, the Yangtze Three Gorges, Nanjing and Beijing will broaden students' knowledge and appreciation for their host country.
Students will reside in a dormitory while staying in Shanghai.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
- January: Application deadline is the third Friday of winter term.
- Mid-March: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
- Spring term: Orientation meetings
- Late August - Early September: Arrival in Shanghai and orientation meetings
- September: Classes begin
- November: Program ends