Chinese Language Immersion: Shanghai

Chinese Language Immersion in Shanghai 2016

Class Dates:  May 23 to June 24

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Learn Chinese Language and Culture firsthand in China at one of the leading universities for teaching Chinese as a Second Language! 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. Each UCA student will be paired with a local ECNU student as culture and language partners.

UCA Course Credit: Earn 6 credit hours, transferable to UCA. Students must have completed 3 or more credit hours of Chinese prior to enrolling in this program. Approval by Department of World Languages, Literature and Cultures is required.



HONC 3310: Honors Seminar

Course option offered on all language immersion study abroad programs with approval by Honors College. Please contact Patricia Smith, Assistant Dean •  McAlister 305A (501) 450-5295

Cost: 2016 Chinese Language Immersion Cost Breakdown

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.

Weekend Registration

Assisting Faculty

Dr. Guo-ou Zhuang is currently an associate professor of Chinese and the director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Arkansas.

He received his Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California and has taught in universities in China and the United States. He specializes in contemporary literary theory, cultural studies, and modern Chinese fiction. He has published articles on postcolonial literary theory, comparative literary studies, and early modern Chinese fiction. He has also published translations of Chinese short stories, Eugene O’Neill’s plays, and contemporary western literary criticism. His latest article “Nostalgia for the Old Versus Wonder at the New: Cultural disenchantment and the temptation of modernity in Nie Hai Hua” was published in Modern Asian Studies by Cambridge University Press. Since 2009 he has been facilitating professor exchanges with Chinese universities and taking students to China for language and culture programs.


Dr Zhuang pictured with students in a recent trip to Shanghai.