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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Program Description:
Join Wake Forest University Program in China designed specially for our continuing Chinese nationals for Fall 2021.  Students participating in this experience will engage in challenging coursework led by Wake Forest and Chinese faculty members who bring real-life practice from their fields into the classroom. 
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Overview Join Wake Forest University Program in China designed specially for our continuing Chinese nationals for Fall 2021.  Students participating in this experience will engage in challenging coursework led by Wake Forest and Chinese faculty members who bring real-life practice from their fields into the classroom.  

Wake Forest University in partnership with the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have created a unique program featuring face-to-face and online courses with extracurricular activities allowing students the unique opportunity to study in China while continuing your Wake Forest experience.  

Make the most of your semester in China by taking in-person, US-style teaching methods, English-taught classes specifically chosen for WFU students earning 12 to 15 hours of Wake Forest credit.
Location The program is located at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in Minhang District in Shanghai. 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is consistently ranked as one of the top five universities in China. 

This program is organized in cooperation with the University of Michigan-SJTU Joint Institute. Founded in 2006 as a strategic global partnership between the two universities, the Joint Institute merges the best of both to establish a highly respected and innovative engineering education. Students learn from top international faculty and collaborate with classmates from all over the world.
Academics All students will take a minimum of three locally taught courses. Students may supplement their onsite courses with online courses offered by Wake Forest based on availability and enrollment requirements. The classroom environment and course expectations are similar to courses taken on WFU campus. Students participate in seminar-style classes with active discussions and assignments that encourage analysis and critical thinking. Online courses are taught by WFU faculty through synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Face-to-Face Courses:
  • PHI 111 Problems of Philosophy (D)
  • HST 109 Asia and the World (CD, D)
  • ECN 207 Intermediate Macroeconomics (D)
  • BEM 323 Selected Topics in Marketing
  • MUS 101 Introduction to Western Music (D)
  • ENT 320 Social Entrepreneurship
  • POL 116 International Politics (CD, D)
  • POL 252 Topics in International Politics
  • MST 117 Discrete Mathematics (D, QR)
  • MST 251 Ordinary Differential Equations (D, QR)
  • MST 111 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (D, QR)
  • COM 350 Intercultural Communication (CD)
  • COM 363 Communication and Consumer Behavior (3h)
  • ENV 301 Topics in Environmental Studies (3)

A list of face to face courses can be found here: Shanghai Fall 21 Continuing Students 7.21.21.pdf

Additional course listings will be added here and an email update will be sent to applicants.
Faculty All are taught in English by faculty with graduate degrees from leading world institutions. Students learn from top international faculty and collaborate with classmates from all over the world. 
Accommodation Accommodations at a Glance
  • Live with local and international students in a residence hall on the Minhang campus of SJTU 
  • All students will be housed in double rooms with Wifi access
  • Furnished with beds, desks, desk chairs, bookshelves, closet space, and equipped with an air purifier.
  • Inexpensive on-campus cafeteria and local eateries available. There is no meal plan or communal kitchen. 
  • Communal bathrooms, access to washing machines

The program will be housed on the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) campus in the heart of Shanghai. Students will live on campus located at 800 Dongchuan RD. Minhang District, enjoying the residential collegiate experience. SJTU is consistently ranked as one of the top five universities in China and has students from about 140 countries and institutional cooperation agreements with more than 150 well-known universities around the world. Students learn from top international faculty and collaborate with classmates from all over the world.

Students will have access to on-campus cafeterias with a variety of meal options. Students can also utilize the indoor and outdoor gym facilities in accordance with university policies.
Excursions and Extracurricular Activities While in Shanghai, students can take advantage of available on-campus activities. Clubs are student-run and provide an excellent opportunity for increased campus integration.  Past clubs have included:
  • Explorer Volunteers Association (Provides assistance to disadvantaged groups in rural areas)
  • Air & Health (Environmental Protection Association)
  • Management Association
  • Modern Dance (Regge, hiphop, jazz, tap)
  • Shaolong Kungfu
  • Sports (Badminton, tennis, volleyball, baseball, cycling, and more)
  • Music PlayGround
  • Photography Association
  • Drama Club
  • Taichi

Special WFU events linking you to campus traditions will happen throughout the semester including Hit the Bricks, Convocation, and more! A multitude of student engagement activities provide ways to connect, explore and grow. Throughout the year, you’ll be able to take part in programs that complement your academic experience through the arts, traditions, media, and community-building activities. Throughout these experiences, you’ll develop new skills, new friendships, and new ways of seeing the world.
Selection This program has limited space, therefore, all interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Students that complete their application by June 15th at 9.00 am EST will receive their admission decision by June 17th at 5.00 pm EST. If accepted, students will have until June 29th to commit to the program by completing their intent to participate form and submitting a non-refundable deposit.

By committing to the program students understand that they are not able to withdraw from the program and enroll in a full semester of remote coursework offered by WFU. If an accepted student does not commit to the program and submit a non-refundable deposit by July 1st they forfeit their spot to another program applicant.

The program will continue to accept applications after June 15th to our waitlist but please note the program is likely to fill by the initial deadline of June 15th at 9.00 am EST.  Additionally, any student applying to the program after our initial deadline must be committed to going on the program if accepted.  

Any student with program or application questions are encouraged to contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies Global Abroad team at studyabroad@wfu.edu
Costs Accepted students will pay regular Wake Forest University tuition of $29,354 and a housing fee of $5,052. Students will be responsible for meals, transportation, and personal expenses.
Scholarships Unfortunately, no scholarships are available for Fall 2021
Contact Jessica Francis
Director for Study Abroad
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Reynolda Hall, Room 116
Phone: (336) 758 3890
E-mail: francija@wfu.edu

Anna Marter
Senior Study Abroad Advisor 
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Reynolda Hall, Room 116
Phone: (336) 758 3196
E-mail: matera@wfu.edu 
 
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