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The CIEE East China Normal University program is the ideal program for students wishing to deep dive into China and gain an in-depth understanding of the political, cultural, and economical influences of the largest country in the world. The program is located in the megacity of Shanghai, one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

The CIEE Study Center in Shanghai offer three approved tracks for UT Austin students: 1. Accelerated Chinese Language; 2. China in a Global Context; and 3. Business, Language & Culture.

Starting Summer 2019, the Summer Accelerated Chinese Language program is approved for UT students.


Area(s) of Study

  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Government
  • International Business
  • Radio-Television-Film

Sponsored by CIEE - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students can enroll in one of three tracks at the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai, located at East China Normal University. Business, Language & Culture track additional requirements, including but not limited to coursework in ECO, FIN, ACC, etc. Students can choose to do a part-time internship as an elective.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Chinese


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


CIEE students can choose between living in the student dormitory with a Chinese roommate or homestays with Chinese families. Meals are not included in the program costs for either option.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Estimated program costs do not include the cost of airfare, meals or personal expenses. Please meet with a Study Abroad Program Coordinator to see how financial aid will apply to your study abroad program. Participants of this program may be eligible to apply for the Freeman Stipend for internships based in Asia.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 23, 2020 to June 6, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • June 21, 2020 to August 15, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 30, 2020 to December 13, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: Asia" info session. Dates and locations listed on the website. 2) See an academic advisor about needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: Asia" session. Dates and times given to participants after attending Explore: Asia session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change