Shanghai, China—Study Abroad

This program is offered through International Studies Abroad (ISA) at East China Normal University. 

Shanghai (pop. 23,019,148) is China's largest city and financial capital. It is located on the central east coast of the country and enjoys moderate temperatures in the winter and warm summers.

Shanghai has been a market city for over 1,000 years and has been a city of global economic importance since the 19th Century. In Summer 2010, Shanghai hosted the World Expo 2010, which showcased the city as China's model for commercial and industrial success.

Due to its financial success, Shanghai has some of the best shopping in China, with a wide range of shopping options from small shops to giant stores. Anyone who enjoys shopping will love Shanghai!

Established as the first Normal (teacher-training) university in China, East China Normal University is one of China's key universities managed directly by the Ministry of Education. Since its inception as a teacher-training school, it has grown into a world-class comprehensive institution with superb facilities, including many key state laboratories.

East China Normal University is known as a "Garden University" due to its stunning campus. With flower gardens throughout the complex, a gated entrance that insulates the campus from the noisy streets of the city, and one of Shanghai's most beautiful parks dominating the environment, students will simply enjoy being on campus.

ECNU's efforts in internationalizing its campus means that there is a large international student population. Participants will be taking courses with students from around the world, as well as having the opportunity to make many Chinese friends.