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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Chinese Language of Instruction: Chinese
Course Number: 247 Program Host: St. Olaf College
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Prerequisites: 2 years Chinese
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Department: OFFC
Advisor or Instructor: Ying Zhou
Program Description:

Program Overview
This program offers an intensive language and culture course for students who have completed two years of Chinese language with a grade B- or better. Qualified students will spend the fall semester at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. The schedule of fall semester includes time for independent travel within China.

Students receive four credits: one from a required course, “Chinese Culture and Society,” taught by an ECNU professor and three in Chinese language taught by the School of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at ECNU. Students can also earn up to 0.50 credit in Asian Studies or in physical education by taking a self-paid class in calligraphy, a musical instrument, martial arts, or Taiji.  The non-language culture course counts toward the Asian Studies major.  Students studying off-campus in the fall can bring up to 4.5 credits back to campus.

Student Life
Students can take advantage of life in the vibrant city of Shanghai as well as a variety of sports and clubs offered at the university.  To learn more about student life at ECNU, click here.

During the semester, students live in the International Students’ Dormitory, sharing a room with a non-English speaking roommate.  

Pre-Approved GE Credits
This is a list of pre-approved GE credits. If you want other courses to be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Advisors, Ka Wong and Zhou Ying.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020-2021 02/13/2020
03/04/2020 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.