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2018 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 to earn eight NYU Shanghai credits. This program is geared towards students who are serious about studying Chinese language in a totally immersive environment. This rigorous, demanding, and rewarding language program allows students to have first-hand experience in using Chinese in real world situations as well as studying and practicing it in the classroom. To ensure effective teaching and learning, classes are capped at 10 students. On weekday afternoons, students can participate in cultural activities such as Tai Chi, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese cooking, and more.


Dates: May 22, 2018 - July 20, 2018

Cultural Trip and Break: June 19, 2018 to June 24, 2018

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 for the Intermediate level are ​Integrated Chinese Level II Part I, Level II Part II written by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu,​ ​ Expanded 3rd 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 available upon your arrival to Shanghai. Students should not purchase their textbooks in advance of the program. Please check "Tuition and Costs" for more details.



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.