Study Abroad Programs - Shanghai Ocean University
Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) is located in Shanghai, China. Founded in 1912, Shanghai Ocean University resides on the bank of the Huangpu River. The university is famous for its expertise in agriculture, science, engineering, economics, arts and management and teaching Chinese language to foreigners.
The People’s Republic of China was established on October 1, 1949, with Beijing as its capital city. With well over 1.3 billion citizens, China is the world’s most populous country and the world’s fourth-largest country in terms of territory. Although political power remains centralized in the Chinese Communist Party, China is undergoing profound economic and social changes.
Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and technology center in East China. Also it is a popular destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country. In addition to its modernization, the city’s multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional , and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed Shanghai’s culture, making a visitor’s stay truly memorable.
Areas of Study
Chinese Language and Culture
- Open to undergraduate and graduate students
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students
Academic year is September through May
Spending a semester or year at SHOU is a great immersion opportunity for students in any discipline.
Students participating in this program will live in residence halls on campus.
- Airfare – $1,500
- Tuition – TBA, may be covered by scholarship
- Housing – TBA
- Meals – $600/semester, $1,200/academic year
- Miscellaneous costs – $400/semester, $800/academic year