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ACM Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
Restrictions: Luther applicants only
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Lang. of Instruction: Chinese, English Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Housing: Residence Hall Program Type: Off-Campus Study
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Business, Chinese, Communications, Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, International Studies, Literature, Political Science, Politics, Sociology, Urban Studies
Program Description:
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Embark upon an immersive cultural and academic experience in China’s financial center and deepen your understanding of modern Chinese society. The ACM Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China program guides you in taking full advantage of everything this exciting, cosmopolitan city has to offer.

Shanghai photoChina occupies a key role in international relations and finance, yet faces challenges related to balancing economic growth with quality of life. You’ll examine a wide range of current issues through courses taught in English at East China Normal University (ECNU), one of China's most prestigious universities.

Chinese language study (offered at all levels) will enhance your engagement with daily life in Shanghai, and ECNU organizes extracurricular activities, cultural events, day trips, and an excursion to another city.

You’ll have plenty to see and do in Shanghai, a fascinating city with a rich history and culture. Ultra-modern skyscrapers rise up across the river from colonial buildings that reflect an earlier era of the city. Packed in throughout Shanghai are thriving communities built by migrants from China’s rural areas, drawn to Shanghai’s economic opportunities.

  • Chinese Language: Courses are offered at all levels, including classes for beginners.
  • Elective Courses: Choose two electives from the ECNU International Education Center’s Global Curriculum Program, offering topics in: business and economics, sociology, politics, culture and philosophy, urban studies, international relations, and geography.
  • Independent Study Project: Plan and complete an independent project on a topic of individual interest related to China. Projects are expected to emphasize research in the community, including interviews and observation.
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