Deadline for this application has been EXTENDED to November 10th, 2020.
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- Students with Chinese citizenship across all academic levels may apply for this new program based at the Baoshan campus of East China Normal University in Shanghai, China and hosted in partnership with Emory’s trusted affiliate and academic provider, Council On International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
- On this program, students will take a combination of local, in-person courses taught by CIEE faculty and Emory College online courses to create a full-time schedule and earn direct Emory credit.
- CIEE China students will be able to:
- Make progress toward degree requirements while taking courses across a range of disciplines
- Connect with other Emory students in a safe environment with COVID-19 protocols in place
- Engage in co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities throughout Shanghai
- Participate in social gatherings with other Emory students
- CIEE operates out of East China Normal University's Baoshan campus, which offers spacious and modern facilities to meet the needs of today’s US college students most effectively. Emory students’ experience will take place at the Baoshan facility.
- CIEE Shanghai facilities include Student Services office, Chinese language offices, student computer lab, and classrooms. Additionally, Emory CIEE China students may access open and available ECNU Baoshan campus facilities using their student ID cards. Note that access to some campus facilities and resources is restricted, and access is subject to change without notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The location of the ECNU Baoshan campus is No. 10 Songliang Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai 200441.
- To learn more, view the ECNU-CIEE Baoshan Global Education Center Introduction video.
Tentative CIEE China Program Academic Calendar for Spring 2021 (dates are subject to change):
- January 25: Emory College online courses begin
- February 21: CIEE China participants arrive in Shanghai for orientation (students should not arrive to the Baoshan campus prior to this date)
- February 21-22: CIEE Welcome and Orientation in Shanghai
- February 23: CIEE in-person courses begin
- May 14: CIEE courses and exams end
Eligibility and Application
- Be an Emory College or Oxford College student
- Be a Chinese citizen (and can provide a copy of their Chinese passport or other national ID)
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Emory at the end of the preceding semester (applicants in their first year at Emory must be on track to earn at least a 3.0 GPA)
- Be in good academic standing at Emory
- Be enrolled full-time at Emory in Fall 2020
*If you are an Emory College or Oxford College student who does not meet all of the above requirements, you may still start an application and then explain in the application: (1) which of the eligibility requirement(s) you do not meet; (2) why you do not meet this requirement(s); and (3) your reason(s) for requesting an exemption to the eligibility policy. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Submission of a request does not guarantee approval.
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- Complete all checklist items by November 10th. If your application is not fully complete, it will not be reviewed.
- Once your Emory application has been reviewed, Emory College Study Abroad will notify you of your application status via email. You will then have additional enrollment steps to complete with Emory and CIEE.
- Students will take a combination of CIEE in-person courses (6 credits) as well as Emory online courses (approx. 9-10 credits), all taught in English. Through this combination of courses, students should earn approximately 15-16 Emory credits for the full semester program.
- Students can enroll in any Emory online courses that best suit them for Spring 2021 during the normal Spring 2021 registration period. Ideally, students will register for approximately 9-10 credits with Emory online courses.
- Students will also take two CIEE in-person courses taught by CIEE-hired faculty (for a total of 6 credits). Students will rank their order of preference of the courses listed below, and OISP will put each student into two courses based on a combination or student preference and course availability. Please note that you may not get placed in your top choice courses, but OISP will attempt to meet all students' academic needs. Each CIEE course is worth 3 credits. The course list is as follows (courses are subject to change):
- Art History
- Global History of Architecture and Cities, approved as ARTHIST 104 (fulfills a HAP), pre-requisites: none
- Understanding and Misunderstanding Art of China, approved as ARTHIST 289 (fulfills a HAP), pre-requisites: none
- Business (students cannot satisfy BBA requirements or BBA pre-requisites, but can use these courses as flexible elective credit)
- Changing Nature of Business in China, approved as BUS 299R, pre-requisites: three semesters of Economics or a related field
- International Management, approved as BUS 299R, pre-requisites: one prior course in management, leadership, or business administration
- Principles of International Business, approved as BUS 299R, pre-requisites: one 200-level business or marketing course
- China's Economic Reforms, approved as ECON 363 (no GER), pre-requisites: one semester of macroeconomics
- China's Macroeconomic Impact, approved as ECON 397R (no GER), pre-requisites: basic knowledge of micro and macroeconomics
- Survey of International Economics, approved as ECON 431 (no GER), pre-requisites: one prior course in Economics
- Changing Nature of Business in China, approved as ECON 432 (no GER), pre-requisites: three semesters of Economics or a related field
- Environmental Sciences
- Environmental Conditions and Public Perception in Contemporary China, approved as ENVS 285 (no GER), pre-requisites: none
- Chinese Film and Society, approved as FILM 395 (fulfills an HSC), pre-requisites: none
- Human Health
- Psychology of Health and Illness, approved as HLTH 290 (no GER), pre-requisites: one prior course in health or similar fields
- Political Science
- China's Economic Reforms, approved as POLS 385 (no GER), pre-requisites: one semester of macroeconomics
- Political Development in Modern China, approved as POLS 375 (fulfills an HSC), pre-requisites: none
- Students have the *option* to choose CIEE-managed housing. If you choose CIEE housing, CIEE will provide dorm-style double-room accommodations (two students per room) at the Hooray Ellte Valle Service Apartment Shanghai from Feb. 21-May 14 (82 nights). This facility is a 20 to 25-minute walk from the Baoshan campus.
- Accommodations include:
- Bathroom en-suite
- In-room refrigerator
- In-room washer
- Desk with chair
- Access to shared kitchen
- Access to study space
- Access to athletic facilities
- Students also have the *option* to arrange independent housing for themselves. Below are some possible links to housing apps for locating accommodations in Shanghai.
- For students who choose independent housing, the CIEE team in Shanghai will be available to assist with students' inquiries regarding short-term rental opportunities in Shanghai, including options for housing before or after the program dates. However, the CIEE staff will not be able to search for accommodations or visit houses/apartments with or on behalf of students.
Student Services & Activities
- CIEE Shanghai facilities include Student Services office, Chinese language offices, student computer lab, and classrooms.
- Additionally, the Emory CIEE China students may access open and available ECNU Baoshan campus facilities using their student ID cards. Note that access to some campus facilities and resources is restricted, and access is subject to change without notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The CIEE staff in Shanghai will also arrange co-curricular and social events and activities for the group, including at least 3 local excursions or site visits.
Student Representative Council (SRC)
- Peer-elected student representatives from the Emory CIEE China program will meet regularly with CIEE staff.
- This forum will allow the student representatives to share any academic or other concerns on behalf of the entire group and to organize social events, workshops, and activities for the group in collaboration with the CIEE staff.
- A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the program budget sheet.
- Students will be charged regular Emory tuition for participation in the program.
- Students are eligible to carry any existing Emory financial aid and scholarships on this program.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program or application process, please contact Katherine Culley, Program Coordinator in the Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP), at firstname.lastname@example.org.