Chinese Language Immersion Program at ECNU

Program Description

Learn Mandarin and Chinese culture firsthand in China at one of the leading universities for teaching Chinese as a second language. Students pursuing a major or minor in Mandarin Chinese will experience the city of Shanghai, explore nearby cities, learn Chinese calligraphy and participate in a variety of activities and events taking place on campus at East China Normal University.


Course Offerings

UCA Course Credit: Earn 6 credit hours, transferable to UCA

  • CHIN 2320 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN 3303 Advanced Chinese Grammar II
  • CHIN 3300 Advanced Chinese Grammar I

Students must have completed 3 or more credit hours of Chinese prior to enrolling in this program. Approval by Dept. of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures required.

Honors credit (HONC 3310: Junior Honors Seminar) is available with approval from Dr. Patricia Smith.


Important Dates

Orientation meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7th during x-period in Irby 203.

Health and Safety meeting during x-period on Feb. 28th in Student Center 203A.

Depart for Shanghai on May 15th. Arrive to Shanghai on May 16th. May 17th: Registration and language placement test on that afternoon until 4:30 p.m.

Start class on May 20, and end class on June 21

Leave Shanghai on June 22


Faculty Leaders

Contact Dr. Guo-Ou Zhuang for more information on courses and credits.

gzhuang@uca.edu  |  501-450-3263  |  Irby 207 H  |   Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Cultures


Program Cost

2019 Language Immersion in Shanghai Program Cost

Cost includes: Accommodations on ECNU’s Campus, Textbooks, Registration Fees, Course Fees / 6 credit hours transfer UCA Chinese Language and Culture, International Emergency Coverage, International Medical Insurance, Chinese Visa (Application assistance, processing and required shipping service fees).

Cost does NOT include: Airfare or international transportation fees, meals (available on campus), and excursions/optional activities.

For information about international insurance coverage: https://uca.edu/studyabroad/health-and-safety/