Summer at Fudan University (Shanghai)


    Study at Fudan University – Summer in Shanghai
    Chinese Language and Culture Courses (in English)
    Cultural Activities and Field Trips Included
    20 hrs per week – Minimum age is 16 yrs
    4 Weeks: July & August – $1695

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    The  Program

    Fudan University was founded in 1905, and named after a Confucian classic “Shang Shu” written about two thousand years ago. Over the past 80 years, Fudan University has grown into a comprehensive university consisting of 5 branches of learning: the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technological sciences, and management studies. Fudan has 8 schools, 29 departments, 23 research institutes, and 9 inter department centers. Over 11,000 students attend, and is staffed by more than 2500 teachers. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are awarded. Minimum age 16 yrs.

    The Location

    ShanghaiShanghai has a population of 13 million people and is one of China’s largest cities, as well as one of China’s three municipalities. Shanghai is a flourishing city with rich cultural resources and is an important place to witness the contemporary and changing life of Chinese people. Shanghai is China’s largest industrial city as well as the financial, informational, and cultural center of the country. Shanghai is also an important port city, and has the second largest airport in China with over 40 international and domestic air lines. Shanghai is set to become once again the “Wall Street” of the east, as it continues its amazing growth within a “new” China. It’s thriving metropolis continues to attract students from all over the world to experience its vitality in helping to change the face of China.

    Shanghai has a subtropical maritime climate, four distinct seasons and moderate rainfall. It is warm and rainy in spring, hot and humid during the summer, cool and less rainy in autumn, and cold and dry in winter.


    NOTE: All courses are offered at the 100 – 400 university levels, and taught by qualified faculty. Students take placement exam to determine level. Culture courses included and taught in English – subjects vary.

    Learn Mandarin Chinese language: all levels – elementary to advanced: 8 levels. Chinese courses include: Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking, Composition, Introduction to Modern Chinese.

    Reading and Writing: from level 1-3. This course concentrates on study for Chinese pinyin, basic sentence patterns and Chinese characters, in order to help acquire a knowledge of Chinese pinyin, basic grammar, and to master the skill of writing Chinese characters, short essays, and to read Chinese.

    Listening and Speaking: from level 1-3. This course focuses on the Chinese pinyin, simple daily conversation to help students improve skills in speaking and listening. Extensive drills.

    Intensive Reading: from level 4-8. Students consolidate the grammar and vocabulary from the first 3 textbooks, building up vocabulary, discriminate the meaning and usage of words and expressions, continue to study sentence patterns and grammar, and intensify the training in Chinese reading.

    Extensive reading: from level 4-8. Intensive training of students in reading, expanding scope of readings, speed, increase vocabulary.

    Listening: from level 4-6. Establish correct listening habits, master techniques and methods, expand areas of knowledge, build vocabulary, improve listening comprehension through intensive practicing of sentences, paragraphs, conversations, and essays.

    Spoken Chinese: from level 4-8. Helps students master the techniques of spoken Chinese in a variety of situations. Advance training in colloquial expression.

    News Listening and Newspaper Reading: from level 7-8. Help students acquire significant proficiency in Chinese newspaper reading and news listening.

    Composition: from level 4-8. This course concentrates on the study of practical Chinese writing and narration, in order to improve student’s ability of expression in writing.

    Academic Credit

    4 hours of class and activities are provided daily, M-F. 20 hours per week. Summer Courses: 4 – 8 credits. Upon completing the program, the student will receive (upon request) an official transcript (Certificate) from the University in China.

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Please have your Financial Aid office e-mail us a “Consortium Agreement” to complete and sign. CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.


    Staff there may organize visits to: Shanghai sites, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Guilin, Nanjing, Yangzhou, Xian, as well as to Beijing. It often depends on if there is enough interest among the students. It is not guaranteed that any trips will be provided, for it all depends on the staff schedule there. Students often group up and go on local field trips and excursions themselves for it is so easy to do. But if there are any organized trips, participation is optional, and cost extra (paid directly there).

    Extra activities may also include: Chinese folk music, Beijing Opera, theatre, acrobatics, painting and calligraphy, and Chinese cooking. These activities are mostly conducted during the summer sessions.


    Student residence (dormitory), or nearby Guest House. Double rooms with private bath, TV, telephone, heater and air conditioner. Laundry facility available. Access to internet (lab) available. Single rooms can be requested. Double room costs from $140 – $225 USD per week. Single costs a bit more. Damage deposit is $100 – $200 USD (refundable). Pay there upon check-in. All depends on type of room.

    Meals are purchased at the campus cafeteria. Reasonable cost, about $60 USD per week (pay in RMB).

    Arrival check-in to housing 1 – 2 days prior starting date.

    Can arrange own housing if you prefer.

    If you need a hotel for the first night, there is a “Crowne Plaza Hotel Fudan” nearby the University campus. Find online, and book hotel direct.

    Dates and Fees

    Chinese Language & Culture
    Cultural Activities & Field Trips

    * 4 hrs per day / 20 hrs per week
    * Sample start dates: July 3rd or 31st
    * Exact dates and balance due is provided in the confirmation documents.

    4 weeks July (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 1st – 28th, 2018
    Sample 2019 Dates: June 30th – July 27th, 2019
    $1695 USD
    4 weeks August (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 29th – August 25th, 2018
    Sample 2019 Dates: July 28th – August 24th, 2019
    $1695 USD
    8 weeks July (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2018 Dates: July 1st – August 25th, 2018
    Sample 2019 Dates: June 30th – August 24th, 2019
    $3095 USD

    Note: Early registration advised!


    1Minimum age is 16 yrs. Passport and Visa required for entering China. Confirmation of enrollment is required for student Visa. CSA will provide JW202 documents (letter of admission) to each applicant, so they can apply for a Visa. Early registration is advised, so you can receive the JW202 documents in time to apply for a Visa at the nearest Chinese Consulate.


    CSA will provide arrival check-in instructions with your confirmation documents.


    Register Now - to get started. Pay balance or deposit to confirm (reserve / docs). Early registration advised.