Community Engaged Learning

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 academic learning with community-based 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 pleased to announce the following 2022-2023 Dean's Service Scholars (DSS) courses! Each DSS service-learning course offers students an opportunity to engage with a local community in Shanghai, apply academic learning, and enhance personal growth. Find out more about each course below.

Spring 2023

ENGD-SHU 101A Language and Power 

PSYC-SHU 234 Developmental Psychology

PSYC-329 Parenting and Culture

Fall 2022

ENGD-SHU 101A Language and Power 

Past Courses

Spring 2022

ENGD-SHU 101A Language and Power 

ART-SHU 250 Visual Culture and Social Art Practice: Collaborations and Community Interactions

INTM-SHU 248 Creating Assistive Technology

PSYC-SHU 234 Developmental Psychology

Fall 2021

INTM-SHU 271 Remade in China

INTM-SHU 267 The Cultivated City

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 some of our past trips. 

Faculty Resources

The Office of Community Engaged Learning curates tools and resources to help faculty plan for community engagement. 

CEL Documentary Viewing Series

The CEL Office is hosting a documentary screening and discussion series in Spring 2022. Specific titles and dates are shared here.