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CIEE Business, Language and Culture at Shanghai's East China Normal University

April 25, 2008

This program is designed for students majoring in business with no Chinese language background and those who have studied Chinese for several semesters.  The program offers Chinese language training at both standard and intensive levels coupled with coursework, taught in English, in business, marketing, economics, international relations, and area studies. Students learn about contemporary business issues affecting China, and the affects of China as a rising power in the business world today.

Program Snapshot:

  • Business program with English-language courses in Chinese business, marketing, economics, and international relations
  • Comprehensive Mandarin language program for beginner to intermediate students, including unique accelerated language option for beginner students
  • Language and Culture Practicum with business focus to bridge language acquisition and experiential learning
  • Immersion in the local community by living with a Chinese roommate or family
  • Cultural and educational activities such as visits to an acrobatics show, a river cruise, and a Chinese/CIEE student talent show
  • Excursions to local companies, factories, and government agencies
  • Week-long excursion to Yunnan or Sichuan
  • Accelerated language track
  • Peer language tutors
  • Language clinic
  • Non-credit internships
  • Volunteering
  • Cultural reimbursement

Subject Areas:
Asian Studies
Chinese Studies/Chinese Culture
International Relations
Mandarin Chinese

Language of Instruction:
Mandarin Chinese
Recommended Credit:
semester: 16 semester/24 quarter hours
academic year: 31 semester/46.5 quarter hours.

Eligibility Requirements:
Overall GPA 2.75
0–3 semesters of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent
3 semesters of college-level micro or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, or marketing 

Note: East China Normal University will not accept students who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau. This includes those who are U.S. permanent residents. Students of Chinese ancestry who hold U.S. passports are welcome.
More information is available here.



September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute and the Asia Society Southern California present a talk with Robert Koepp, the Hong Kong Director of The Economist Corporate Network, about the implications of the latest developments in Hong Kong.

October 3, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institutes presents a book talk with Klaus Mühlhahn. Making China Modern provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience through war and rebellion, disease and famine. At this event Professor Mühlhahn will focus on the lessons from history that provide insight into China's evolving international position and how the United States and others should respond.