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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.