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Offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the course, “Urbanization and Transformation in China,” will include a weeklong trip to East China Normal University in Shanghai, where students will study and live alongside Chinese students in the university’s dormitories.
Made possible in part through a partnership with the Council on International Education Exchange, the course, which begins July 7, will be delivered in three parts: an orientation portion to prepare for the trip, the trip itself from July 25-31, and finally, time in the classroom to discuss the students’ experience and to complete assignments.
Shanghai, China--- Course: Urbanization and Transformation
Shanghai is known for its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess and aims to become a global financial and shipping hub by the year 2020. With a population of 23 million people, Shanghai has seen massive development over the last two decades, and the new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Shanghai’s urban centers are conveniently connected by elevated light rails, the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.
Old City God Temple
Chinese Acrobatic Show
Preserved Watertown (Zhujiajiao) visit
Night Cruise in the Huang Pu River