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2019 Shanghai Summer Immersion Program

The NYU Shanghai Chinese Language Program is a 9-week summer program that enables students to learn two semesters of material and earn 8 NYU Shanghai academic credits. Two levels are offered: Intermediate and Advanced.

This program is geared towards students who are serious about studying Chinese language in a totally immersive living and learning environment. This rigorous, demanding, and rewarding language program allows students to have first-hand experience using the Chinese language in real world situations as well as studying and practicing it in supportive classroom settings. Classes are held five days a week with three hours of class each morning. One-on-one tutorial sessions are held each afternoon and there is required Study Hall in the evenings to work on homework and prepare for the next day’s activities, with instructors on hand for questions as needed. In addition, a wide variety of enriching cultural activities and field trips will be organized throughout the program to broaden students’ exposure to different elements of Chinese culture.


Program Dates: May 28 - July 26. 2019

Program Overview Academics Application Information Tuition and Fees Admitted Students


Academic Schedule

Classes are held five days a week, with three hours of class each morning. Individual tutorial sessions are held for thirty minutes each afternoon from Monday to Thursday, and office hours are held for one and half hour every day.


In the afternoons during weekdays, students can also participate in extracurricular activities such as Tai Chi, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese cooking and more.


Student/Faculty Ratio

Classes will be capped at 10 students and students will have the opportunity to work with full-time Chinese language faculty.



The textbooks used for the Intermediate level are ​Integrated Chinese Level II Part I, Level ​II Part II written by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu,​ ​ Expanded Third Edition.

The textbook for the Advanced level is ​The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries​ written by Kunshan Lee et al. Routledge, Second Edition, 2014.

All required books and course materials will be provided upon the start of the program and are included as  part of the costs of the program. Students should not purchase textbooks on their own.



Academic credit for the NYU Shanghai summer program will be recorded on the student’s NYU transcript, and the final grades from such courses will be calculated into a student’s NYU grade point average (GPA). It is the student’s responsibility to work with the home school academic advisor to determine whether and how a course might count towards their degree requirements.



This is an undergraduate program.