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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Ka Wong, Zhou Ying Field of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese, Physical Activity
Department: OFFC Course Number: 247
Language of Instruction: Chinese Program Host: St. Olaf College
Prerequisites: 2 years Chinese Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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.

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

This is a list of pre-approved GE credits for Term in China.  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 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 09/01/2017 12/22/2017
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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