Academic Programs in Shanghai

Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:

Academic Year

Semester + Semester options are available for certain programs in this city. In these instances, students will receive a discount off of the second term. ISA support services, housing and insurance are not included during the interim period between sessions but may be added for an additional charge.

To see if this option is available for your specific program of interest, please review that program's semester pages or contact ISA for more information.

Semester / Trimester

The ISA semester programs in Shanghai offer solid language programs and an array of courses taught in English. Students who are interested in improving both their Mandarin skill and taking courses for the major, minor, or general education requirements will find exactly what they are looking for in the academic program provided by East China Normal University, one of China's top higher education institutions.


Students can study during the summer at East China Normal University, where they can choose two courses from a variety of academic options. There is no language requirement, but students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to apply.