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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory Minimum GPA: 3
Class/Credit Status: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Art, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Design & Configuration Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Geography, History, Hotel & Lodging Management, Information Science, Management, Philosophy, Public Administration
Program Model: Exchange
Program Description:
Host Information | Location | Program Overview | Program Size | Available Dates
Academics | Academic Prerequisites | Housing | Meals | Student Conduct | Orientation
  Shanghai Normal University

Shanghai skylineHOST INFORMATION

Please visit the host university's web site.
Undergraduate programs


Shanghai, China


On this exchange program, you will be a student of Shanghai Normal University while being registered at JWU. You will take academic courses taught by the faculty of host university. Your courses will be taught in English.  You will be able to participate in student activities, gain local knowledge of the area, and explore your host country. For the most part, outside of your course schedule, you are free to structure your experience to meet your personal goals. You may study at the host university for one semester.


The number of participants varies each year, as both JWU and Shanghai Normal University try to maintain a balance of incoming and outgoing students. Keep in mind that participants may be there during different academic terms and may have very different course schedules. This is one of the reasons why these program are considered more independent and immersive than other program types.

AVAILABLE DATES *specific dates within host website

Fall Semester September 14, 2017 - January 19, 2018
Spring Semester March 1, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Shanghai studentsThe host university sets its own academic calendar, which is typically available through its web site. Exchange students should expect to be at the host university for the full term of study, as well as arrive early for new student orientation and move-in activities.

JWU students take a Winter term Leave of Absence when participating in semester programs.

Due to the differences between quarters and semesters, when the dates of your exchange program or affiliate partner program include more than one regular JWU academic term (Fall, Winter, Spring), you will need to discuss a Leave of Absence with your financial counselor and academic planner in SAFS. The Leave of Absence is used when JWU students participate in a semester-based program whose Fall Semester extends into JWU's Winter Term or whose Spring Semester begins during JWU's Winter Term; in these cases, students only register for and are billed for one JWU term (Fall or Spring) and take a Leave of Absence for Winter Term.

The Leave of Absence will ensure that JWU understands your academic plans, maintains your student status, and protects your student loans from going into deferment.


Students select from available academic courses taught in English by the host faculty. For sample course listings and syllabi, exchange students can select courses from the links below.

Syllabus of Chinese Culture Communication
Syllabus of Chinese with Me
Syllabus of Management for the Hospitality Industry
Syllabus of The Science of Marketing
Syllabus of Tourism Culture

Students planning to participate in this exchange program should keep open any "elective" credits (such as Arts & Sciences, Career, Free, Hospitality, and Technology Electives) required for their degree because credits completed abroad on an exchange program can most easily fulfill elective credits.

A list of known credit/course equivalencies is available at the "Courses Offered" link in the fact sheet at the top of this page. If you would like to take courses abroad that do not appear on the list of known credit/course equivalencies, we will help you request a new course equivalency.  You are required to complete a Study Abroad Exchange and Foreign Course Equivalency Form for your academic plan abroad in order to coordinate your plan with Study Abroad and SAS.  Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for assistance in completing and submitting the course equivalency form.

Since host courses are not from the JWU catalog, you will schedule for a generic placeholder course that is holding the space for the host courses completed abroad. You will only be able to schedule for the placeholder course if you shared your final academic plan with SAS and official summary notes have been written in your JWU degree audit.

Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad. Previously approved courses which are successfully passed will be applied to the JWU transcript as transfer credit. The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.


The host university may or may not have prerequisite requirements for their courses. You can see JWU's prerequisites for our equivalent courses listed in the "Courses Offered" area in the section above the fact sheet at the top of this brochure.


Not included in the program.  The host will provide information to assist in identifying housing.


Students are responsible for their own meals while on the program.


You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.


Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs.

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 03/15/2018 ** Depends on Application Date 09/14/2018 01/19/2019
NOTE: Start and end dates are subject to change based on partner institution's academic calendar. These start and end dates are just estimates to help students plan, including planning for the orientations abroad and the full final exam period.
Spring Semester 2019 09/01/2018 ** Depends on Application Date 01/06/2019 06/01/2019
NOTE: Start and end dates are subject to change based on partner institution's academic calendar. These start and end dates are just estimates to help students plan, including planning for the orientations abroad and the full final exam period.

** Indicates final application deadline date for this program. Applications are processed in batches. It may be possible to apply to an earlier batch application deadline. Please see the full list of application deadlines, notification dates, and required commitment dates.