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.
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