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Living in Shanghai

Shanghai Culture

The city of Shanghai brings to life the greater history and unique culture of China through trips to its art galleries, local businesses, theatre performances, and film screenings...

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A Modern

Shanghai is a dynamic metropolis where sleek modernity is juxtaposed with ancient heritage.

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Students walk the streets of Shanghai.

Perspective on Foreigners

It is common for the Chinese to pay more attention to a foreign stranger than a local stranger; people are curious! Chinese students will likely want to practice English with you so try to use that as an opportunity to practice Chinese and to make new friends. Most Chinese, especially local students, are very receptive to American students. But even though many of your Chinese peers will speak English well, try to speak Chinese as much as possible. The Chinese will respect you for trying. In addition, speaking Chinese will come in handy when bargaining or trying to get around.

Exploring China 

Exchange Rate

As of October 2014

$0.16 = 1 RMB (Yuan)

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority: February 15

Regular: March 15

Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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