Community-Engaged Learning

Pictures of students and community from past service

NYU Shanghai is a university with a global reach but is also in and of the City of Shanghai. The Office for Community Engaged Learning seeks to enhance the global education of our students by increasing and deepening their engagement with our surrounding community in reciprocal relationships that help students understand China more deeply, and make a positive impact on local needs.

Community Engaged Learning initiatives combine meaningful academic learning with community research and service. We work to establish collaborations and build bridges across the university and work with students and faculty who wish to incorporate community engagement into their teaching and learning.

Dean's Service Scholars Program

The Office of Community Engaged Learning is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Dean's Service Scholars (DSS) courses! Each DSS service-learning course offers students an opportunity to engage with a local community population in Shanghai, apply theoretical concepts into practice, and think critically about the ethics of service. Click below to explore the offerings in 2019-2020! 

ENGD-SHU 101A Language and Power 

INTM-SHU 271 Remade in China

Faculty-Led Immersive Learning Trips

The Office of Community Engaged Learning partners with faculty to design learning trips around China. These trips connect academic topics with place-based experiential learning about the people, history, culture and environment of local communities. Click here to see all the exciting trips offered during Fall 2019.

*There is currently no offerings of trips for fall 2020.