CUNY/Shanghai University Exchange Program was established in 1985 as a result of a CUNY
Central Office initiative to establish a faculty
and administrative exchange with Shanghai University.
- It was
designed to enrich course offerings at both
universities, to assist in the building of
new institutions, and to provide the opportunity
for faculty and administrators to learn from
each other through teaching and observation
of counterparts at the partner university.
than 110 faculty and administrators from both
sides have participated in the exchange.
exchange originally operated through an exchange
of teaching faculty and administrative site
visits. In recent years it has taken the form
of short-term projects in which CUNY participants
work with Shanghai colleagues on institutional
and curriculum development. The exchange projects
have emphasized organizational development,
curriculum design, teacher training, and implementation
of new technologies. Short-term exchange visits
by “teams” from both sides are
usually one month over a period of two years.
exchange projects have included the following:
curriculum design in Finance and International
Business; teacher training program design
in Teaching English as a Second Language;
and a technical assistance in Computer Science
and Safety Engineering; development of new
educational strategies in Computer Science,
and exchanges in Film and Television and Environmental
- The exchange
projects have involved virtually every campus
of the City University.
CUNY Shanghai University Study Abroad Program was established in 2001 in order to complement
the Nanjing University program. It is a short-term
program offered in summer and winter intersession.
- The program
was initiated in the summer 2001 session.
It is held twice a year, in summer and in
January during the Winter Intersession. Each
group is about 25 students.
host institution is our long-term partner
in China and more than 110 faculty and staff
have participated in the CUNY SU Exchange.
academic offerings include Business in Contemporary
China (taught in English) and Intensive Beginning
Survival Chinese (or BeginningII).
trips with faculty and staff take students
to places of historical and cultural interest
in and around Shanghai including: the Yu Yuan
Garden, the Jade Buddha Temple, and to a Chinese
or a joint venture enterprise.
3. The CUNY Nanjing Student Study Abroad Program was initiated in 1993 to expand the mission
of the CUNY China Programs and to include an
opportunity for CUNY students to study in China.
CUNY Nanjing Study Abroad Program seeks to
expand the opportunities for CUNY students
to understand contemporary China and their
role in the world through study abroad experience
program offers CUNY students the opportunity
to study in a high quality, low cost, and
experiential program and earn 12 to 17 academic
credits per semester. Students study Chinese
society and culture (taught in English by
native faculty) and study Mandarin Chinese
language. In addition to the language, history,
geography, literature and culture courses,
teachers accompany students on an active out-of-class
schedule of field trips, including a one-week
field trip to Beijing. Students also have
the option to continue study in China for
a second semester.
- To date
the program has enrolled almost 200 students.
The study abroad programs provide broad access
to CUNY students. They are offered at a reasonable
cost and offer the following benefits:
is no Chinese language requirement for admission
to the program, financial aid can apply, and
scholarships are available.
- An “Orientation
Hosts Program” pairs students up with
Chinese university students who are eager
to serve as cross-cultural interpreters and
to help American students adjust to their
new life in China.
student dormitories on campus and give students
access to campus recreational facilities and
Shanghai University short-term session students
can continue their study of Chinese language
and culture on the CUNY Nanjing University
semester program (January into spring and
summer into fall) for a discounted program
students study with students from other parts
of the U.S. through CSI’s participation
in the College Consortium for International
China Programs are administered for the University
by the College of Staten Island's Center for
International Service. For more information
Director, Center for International Service
Russell Davis, CUNY China Programs Coordinator
Phone: (718) 982-2100
Fax: (718) 982-2108
Shanghai Exchange E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nanjing and Shanghai Study Abroad E-mail: email@example.com