China Clay Soldiers 78271435

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?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

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
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and student visa

During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. Although excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program excursions prior to departure.

  • Anfu Road

    Anfu Road is located on the northern edge of the French Concession. Anfu Road 284 is the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, along with the Shanghai People’s Art Theatre and the Shanghai Youth Repertory Theatre. Anfu Road 308 is the home of Shanghai film distributing companies. Anfu Road has become a place of leading fashion trends and a good place to experience Shanghai’s fashionable metropolitan life.

  • Beijing

    API students will tour the capital of China, where they will be visiting such treasures as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Olympic Center, and the Silk Market.
  • Duolun Road Culture Street

    Duolun Road is a good place to experience Shanghai’s culture of the last 100 years. It used to be the base for China’s modern literature, with several literary nobilities living here, such as Lu Xun, Mao Dun, and GuoMoruo. The only west China Christian church in Shanghai, named Hongdetang(鸿德堂), is also located here. The dormitory buildings of the Chinese University of the Arts located here have a predominantly Southeast Asian corridor building style. Jinyunli and Yonganli are classic shikumen structures (Shikumen residence, literally meaning ‘Stone Warehouse Gate’, is regarded as the most representative house style of Shanghai, like the Hutongs and Courtyards are representative of Beijing), and this area is the epitome of old Shanghai neighborhood buildings and Shanghai-style architecture. Today, it has become the fenceless museum of Shanghai architecture. Highlights of the sightseeing attractions on Duolun Road include a number of private museums: Jinquan Ancient Money Museum, Rare Stone Museum, Chopstick Collection Museum, and Bell Collection Museum.
  • Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts

    The regal white building that houses the Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts dates back to the early 1900s. Visitors will find a vast collection of local artwork and artifacts that highlight the city’s history, development, and design. Though the museum is relatively small compared to others in the city, travelers say the coin and bill collection and jade and bamboo carvings are some of the best around. What makes this museum different from other museums is that visitors can see the artists at work, while they are seated in different rooms according to their craft. The first floor of the museum showcases paper-cutting, painted lanterns, paintings, and antiques. The second floor showcases various carvings of jade, ivory, wood, ink-stone, bamboo, porcelain, and lacquerware. The third and final floor of the museum showcases Gu embroidery, woolen

    needlepoint embroidery, theatrical costumes, woolen knitting, and dough modeling. The Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts is a melting pot of two cultures. It showcases the various crafts of Shanghai within the French interior design of carved ceiling swirls, fresh flowers above the fireplace, and red carpet on the spiral staircase. The three exhibition halls of national arts and crafts, sculpture, and brocades respectively and about ten specialized workrooms in the main building bring together about 50 industrious, artistic professionals.

  • Sinan Road

    Sinan Road, regarded as “Shangzhijia,” is upstream on the Huangpu River and is supposedly where many of the celebrities and wealthy people of Shanghai gather. It is here that celebrities of the past, such as Sun Yat-sen, Zhou En-lai, Zhang Xueliang, etc. also gathered. These cultural elements have permeated every corner in Sinan Road. Nearby, Changle Road is the place to find the latest fashion with its numerous unique boutiques along the road.

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).

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.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Staff & Coordinators

  • Wkool4Leq9Awyblyw5Pm

    Corrine Zhou

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

  • Zksmr5Bt2Kchxtuod3Wq

    Manuel Ramirez

    Manuel Ramirez will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - manuel.ramirez@apiabroad.com

Beginning Chinese Language

The Chinese language course is tactically designed to provide complete immersion into the Chinese language, culture, and way of life. The course provides modern learning techniques with interesting Chinese-related subject matter to nurture a stimulating and enjoyable language learning experience. The course focuses on phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar appropriate to the student’s level.

Students will also “learn by doing” through in- and out-of class activities such as Chinese cultural lectures, Chinese cooking lessons, Chinese paper cutting, Taiji workshops, and visits in and around Shanghai.

Language of Instruction: English Chinese   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Chinese Language

The Chinese language course is tactically designed to provide complete immersion into the Chinese language, culture, and way of life. The course provides modern learning techniques with interesting Chinese-related subject matter to nurture a stimulating and enjoyable language learning experience. The course focuses on phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar appropriate to the student’s level.

Students will also “learn by doing” through in- and out-of class activities such as Chinese cultural lectures, Chinese cooking lessons, Chinese paper cutting, Taiji workshops, and visits in and around Shanghai.

Language of Instruction: English Chinese   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Advanced Chinese Language

The Chinese language course is tactically designed to provide complete immersion into the Chinese language, culture, and way of life. The course provides modern learning techniques with interesting Chinese-related subject matter to nurture a stimulating and enjoyable language learning experience. The course focuses on phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar appropriate to the student’s level.

Students will also “learn by doing” through in- and out-of class activities such as Chinese cultural lectures, Chinese cooking lessons, Chinese paper cutting, Taiji workshops, and visits in and around Shanghai.

Language of Instruction: English Chinese   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Beginning Chinese Language

The Chinese language course is tactically designed to provide complete immersion into the Chinese language, culture, and way of life. The course provides modern learning techniques with interesting Chinese-related subject matter to nurture a stimulating and enjoyable language learning experience. The course focuses on phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar appropriate to the student’s level.

Students will also “learn by doing” through in- and out-of class activities such as Chinese cultural lectures, Chinese cooking lessons, Chinese paper cutting, Taiji workshops, and visits in and around Shanghai.

Language of Instruction: English Chinese   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Chinese Language

The Chinese language course is tactically designed to provide complete immersion into the Chinese language, culture, and way of life. The course provides modern learning techniques with interesting Chinese-related subject matter to nurture a stimulating and enjoyable language learning experience. The course focuses on phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar appropriate to the student’s level.

Students will also “learn by doing” through in- and out-of class activities such as Chinese cultural lectures, Chinese cooking lessons, Chinese paper cutting, Taiji workshops, and visits in and around Shanghai.

Language of Instruction: English Chinese   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Advanced Chinese Language

The Chinese language course is tactically designed to provide complete immersion into the Chinese language, culture, and way of life. The course provides modern learning techniques with interesting Chinese-related subject matter to nurture a stimulating and enjoyable language learning experience. The course focuses on phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar appropriate to the student’s level.

Students will also “learn by doing” through in- and out-of class activities such as Chinese cultural lectures, Chinese cooking lessons, Chinese paper cutting, Taiji workshops, and visits in and around Shanghai.

Language of Instruction: English Chinese   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

View Syllabus   

Highlights
  • 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.

Shanghai Housing 33300104660 O
Shanghai Housing 33643478646 O
Shanghai Housing 33643478946 O
Shanghai Housing 33643479026 O
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 12, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 $3,980 Apr 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Summer Jul, 2020 - Aug, 2020 $3,980 Apr 15, 2020 May 1, 2020