SHANGHAI NORMAL UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1954, Shanghai Normal University began as a teachers training college. From its inception, SHNU has gone through multiple changes to enhance and develop improved educational opportunities. Between 1997 and 2003, SHNU took the following colleges to further enhance the institution including; Shanghai Teacher Training College, Department of Human Sanitation and Health of Huangling Teacher School, Shanghai Xingzhi Art School, and Shanghai Tourism Institute.
As a key university in Shanghai, SHNU is a comprehensive local university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts. SHNU is abundant in teaching resources. While Xuhui features antique atmosphere, Fengxian is comparatively of modern tint. SHNU claims its unique lab center, gymnasium, and library of 3 million books for students' amenities.
With a global view, SHNU has established communications with over 170 universities and academic institutions from 28 countries. Moreover, a few Confucius Institutes have been established in Asia, Africa and America. Every year, more than 2,000 foreign students choose to study in SHNU, and SHNU teachers visit and study in universities abroad. SHNU students do internship overseas.
Shanghai is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China, on the west bank of the East China Sea and in the middle of China's coastline. Through its coastal position Shanghai acts as a link between China’s inland regions and the outside world, and it is comfortable with both eastern and western cultures.
Students are able to take Chinese language and culture courses during this summer program. More information about this summer program can be found here.
Students will be arranged accommodations through Building of Academic Exchanges Center. Students are allowed to rent off campus at their own will, however, living on campus costs less than living off campus. Single or double accommodations are available. Accommodations include private bathroom, TV, refrigerator, A/C, telephone, 24-hour hot water as well as public washing-machine and kitchen.
More information about the housing options for this program can be found on the SHNU website.
Courses are offered in English and Chinese.
Periods under 6 months require an F Visa (student/under 6 months) and need no residence permit. Periods 6 or more months require an X Visa (entry visa) and then the obtaining of a residence permit within 30 days of arrival. More information can be acquired by speaking with the program coordinator, Mrs. Jessica Halchak.