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 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 pleased to announce the following 2021-2022 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! 

ENGD-SHU 101A Language and Power (online synchronous)

INTM-SHU 271 Remade in China

CHIN-SHU 460 Teaching Chinese Language Through Children's Storybooks (postponed)

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. (Fall 2021 trip info is coming soon!)

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 2021. You may find the specific schedule and description of each documentary here.