University Overview

Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985.” According to ECNU’s website, there are about 5,000 international students studying at ECNU. Currently, the number of full-time undergraduate student population is around 14,500.

ECNU hosts a language immersion in summer for students. UCA students have participated in the summer program hosted by ENCU. This semester option allows students more time to study and improve on Mandarin while being immersed in Shanghai, a city of more than 24 million people.

Semester Calendar

Fall:  September – December
Spring:  February – June

Course Offerings

Typically students take the equivalent of 12 to 15 credit hours abroad. Check with our office for more information about your specific options.

Chinese Majors: Chinese Majors will participate in the Standard Chinese Language Program. The Standard Chinese language program is designed for students who want to know more about Chinese culture and improve their Chinese language skills. The classes stress the equal importance of listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese in order to lay a solid foundation for students on the basis of practicality. For more information about this program and courses offered: Standard Chinese Language Program

Chinese Minors: Chinese Minors will participate in the Global China Program. Chinese as a Second Language Courses are offered for students for as well as classes in the English language in the areas of Business and Political Science for example. For more information about this program and courses offered: Global China Program

Assisting UCA Professor

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

UCA students pay regular tuition, and all scholarships and financial aid apply. Students should check with Financial Aid and the Office of Study Abroad for more information regarding the cost of a semester exchange.

Application Process

See our Semester Exchange Application page for a step-by-step overview of the application process. Please be sure to turn in all documents before the published deadlines.

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