Chinese Language Semester Program | API Study Abroad
Program Details

Highlights

  • Immersive Chinese language program (Mandarin)
  • Intensive, additional credit option available

Requirements

  • 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to 2nd semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Mandarin speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • One passport photo
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and student visa

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Late Feb, 2018 - Mid-Jun, 2018
TBA
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
Sep 1, 2016 - May 27, 2017
$18,980 (standard); $20,900 (intensive)
SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
Feb 8, 2017 - May 27, 2017
$9,900 (standard); $10,950 (intensive)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 3, 2017 - Mid-Jun, 2018
$18,980 (standard); $20,900 (intensive)
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 3, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018
$9,900 (standard); $10,950 (intensive)

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2016
SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2016
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12-18 semester credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Shanghai with API will take courses at East China Normal University (ECNU). ECNU a national 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 Global China Program will be hosted in ECNU North Zhongshan Road Campus (Downtown Campus).

Students in this program will be immersed in Chinese language instruction for 18-20 weeks. API recommends that students expect to transfer 12 semester credits for the standard Chinese language program, or 18 semester credits if they elect to pursue the intensive Chinese option (the intensive option carries an additional fee). The instruction at ECNU stresses the equal importance of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese, in order to lay a solid foundation for students learning. Classes are generally no larger than 20 students, and meet for 20-29 Chinese contact hours per week.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Mobile Phone
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day, international)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Transit Pass
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Paige Clark is the Shanghai Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to China.

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Resident Coordinator

Corrine Zhou is the Shanghai Resident Coordinator and will work with you during your stay in China.

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