The staff at NYU Shanghai is available to help students find the necessary resources for their religious and/or spiritual needs. This includes accommodating dietary needs, an absence for a religious holiday and finding places for worship and meditation. Much like in the United States, legal separation of church and state exists in China, which means that religious practitioners must find services and communities off-campus. All major faiths have community centers and places of worship in Shanghai.

Religion and/or spiritual life may only be one of the many things you are thinking about in regards to study away. We suggest using this guide, Preparing for Study Away: What Should You Plan Now? to consider other aspects of your life and what will help you best prepare for your time in a new country.

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