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Students in this program will participate in a small Chinese language course in addition to a Chinese cultural course (conducted in English) for a total of 4 semester credits over a four-week period.

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation


Resident Coordinator


Medical and Life Insurance


Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Mandarin speakers
  • Completed API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and student visa
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API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Shanghai programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 4 semester credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Shanghai with API will take courses at East China Normal University (ECNU). ECNU a nationally renowned university under the direct auspices of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China is one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Founded in 1951, it is nationally accredited by the Ministry of Education of the PRC and a member of the prestigious 211 and 985 projects. Boasting one of the most beautiful university campuses in China, the university is reputed as the “garden university.”

ECNU is a research university with an extensive range of disciplines including education, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences & technologies, and administrative sciences. ECNU currently enrolls more than 30,000 students from all parts of China and abroad, of which more than 5,000 are international students. The Study China Summer Program will be hosted in ECNU North Zhongshan Road Campus (Downtown Campus).


API students receive their transcript from East China Normal University upon completion of their program.

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    Corrine Zhou

    Corrine Zhou will be your Resident Coordinator and a resource for you on-site.

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    Rachel Mogan

    Rachel Mogan will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!


Students in this program will participate in a small Chinese language course in addition to a Chinese cultural visits for a total of 4 semester credits over a four-week period.

  • Courses in Chinese (Mandarin)

Students in Shanghai will be housed in student dormitory accommodations on campus. Dorms are furnished with two beds, two desks, shared bathroom, and free internet, and all students have access to a communal kitchen and shared bathrooms and a shared laundry room. Just outside the dorms are a university dining hall, and outdoor basketball/volleyball/soccer courts.

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