In Shanghai, the largest city and the financial/commercial capital of China, students can study at Shanghai University (SHU), a municipal university serving more than 40,000 Chinese students, and host to about 3,000 international student each year...
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In Shanghai, the largest city and the financial/commercial capital of China, students can study at Shanghai University (SHU), a municipal university serving more than 40,000 Chinese students, and host to about 3,000 international student each year. Students can study Economics/Business and Mandarin Chinese on a short January winter intersession program, during a one month summer session, or in a semester program. In addition to Mandarin courses at all levels, students take business courses taught in English including Asian Economics, E-Commerce, Marketing Strategy, and Finance. Students also have a significant Chinese cultural component to courses in the January and summer programs, and semester students may take a course in Culture in Contemporary China. No knowledge of Chinese language is required. Students enjoy a rich out of class field trip program with many excursions to places of cultural and historic importance in Shanghai, a city of 20 million, in addition to out of town field trips to scenic and historic locations such as Suzhou and Hangzhou.
There are Visits and Field Trips to the Shanghai Museum, the Museum of Chinese Martial Arts, the Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Folk Culture Museum, the Con-fucius Temple in Jiading District, and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Also included is a visit to the highest structure in East Asia – the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and the district of Lujiazui. Students enjoy a Huangpu River Cruise, a tour of the beautiful and historic Yu Garden in the heart of the old city, and a fascinating chance to see a daring Acrobatic Show. Field trips to learn about business in contemporary China include a visit to the Bao Steel Corporation and to a large Coca Cola faculty. Field trips also lead students to explore the artistic and historic communities in the exciting areas of Tianzifang and Xintiandi.