NYU Shanghai, the newest four-year degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network, is located in the Pudong district of China's most invigorating city. Known for its economic prowess and long history of foreign influence, China is the world's seco...
I gain a deep love for China, as well as knowledge in chinese food, culture, geography. Super worthwhile, all I want to do is go back.
- Middlebury College
View Entire Review
NYU Shanghai, the newest four-year degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network, is located in the Pudong district of China's most invigorating city. Known for its economic prowess and long history of foreign influence, China is the world's second-largest exporter and one of the fastest-growing economies. Shanghai, a busy metropolis with strikingly modern architecture, is the perfect locale from which to observe the interplay of various forces moving the country forward. NYU Shanghai’s dedicated faculty creates a fulfilling classroom experience while furthering and expanding their own research and scholarship. They are award winners and top practitioners in their field who understand the value of teaching, research, and learning. At NYU Shanghai students find courses in a variety of subjects, including Chinese language courses at all levels, liberal arts courses taught in English in many different subjects, and liberal arts courses taught in Chinese for NYU students with advanced Chinese language skills. International and Chinese students take courses together to maximize the cross-cultural experience. NYU’s renowned Leonard N. Stern School of Business also offers courses at NYU Shanghai, making it possible for business majors to fulfill many degree requirements while away. To engage with local culture and traditions, students may enroll in experiential-learning courses that give them an opportunity to engage with local businesses and companies. They may also volunteer at a school for children of migrant workers or at the inpatient wing of a local hospital. During orientation week students become acquainted with the city and its cultural differences. NYU staff provide students with a thorough introduction to all aspects of the academic curriculum and life in China. A number of day trips are offered that introduce students to a few of the local wonders in Shanghai. In past semesters students visited the Maglev train, the Yuyuan Garden, and the City God Temple. Cooking lessons, visits to the homes of some of the city’s Old Town residents, and a Chinese acrobatic show are also scheduled for those who want to further their understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture.