BUAbroad: Shanghai Chinese Language & Culture Program

Location: China: Shanghai

Term: Fall, Spring

Dates: FALL: late August to late December; SPRING: early February to mid June

Boston University Study Abroad


888 Commonwealth Avenue 2nd Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02215 United States

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Phone: (617) 353-9888


The Boston University Shanghai Chinese Language & Culture Program offers a semester of study in a vibrant and booming metropolis in China. Hosted at Fudan University and in collaborated with Fudan's School of Social Development and Public Policy, the program is designed to allow beginning students of the Chinese language and East Asian studies to intensively study Chinese while doing coursework in English on traditional and contemporary Chinese culture.

Fudan University, one of China's leading universities, was founded in 1905. Fudan confers bachelors degrees in 70 academic disciplines and graduate degrees in 225. The university also has 25 research stations that offer postdoctoral fellowships.


1. Study Chinese language and culture at one of China's leading universities.

2. Choose courses from more than 70 academic disciplines.

3. Join 27,000 other students, 2,800 of whom from different countries.

4. Spend the Fall or Spring semesters enrolled in language and culture courses.

Degree Level


Minimum Education

Bachelor of Arts

  • Chinese

Cost in US$:

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Credit Available


Experience Required


    Intermediate Chinese courses: minimum of one year of college-level Chinese or the equivalent. Advanced Chinese courses: minimum of two years of college-level Chinese or the equivalent. Language screening interviews may be required. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for their passport by the time they apply to the program.
This Program is open to

American Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living

Participants Travel to China

Independently or in Groups

Boston University Study Abroad's Mission Statement

One of the first universities in the country to send students abroad, Boston University Study Abroad is the premier study abroad provider in the United States. We offer an unmatched variety of academic and internship programs in more than 30 cities on six continents. Every year, students from Boston University and over 150 other colleges and universities nationwide enjoy the opportunity to study language, liberal arts, fine arts, science, business, engineering, or pursue an internship. Our job is to help students realize their dreams to study and intern abroad.