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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
Metropolis

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 February 2013

$0.16 = 1 RMB (Yuan)

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Semester

Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 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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