ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Chinese lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Shanghai. Semeter students will have the advantage of living either on the East China Normal University campus or in the apartment, which is closed located to the campus and conveniently near public transit routes accessible to all parts of the city. Summer students might be placed in nearby hotels. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in China and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can have an amazing stay in Shanghai! Please note: All housing is subject to availibility.
Rent is included in the program price. Students are placed in furnished, centrally located apartments. Bedrooms are single and double occupancy. Apartments have 2 or 3 bedrooms, lounge/living room, kitchen and bathroom(s). Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed (per student), a closet/clothing storage space, basic cookware and kitchenware, laundry facility in house, a table and chairs and furnished sitting area. Bed linens and towels are provided.
All apartments are same-sex, non-smoking environments. A $400 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Participants will stay in East China Normal University's dormitory for international students. ISA students will be roomed with fellow ISA students in double occupancy rooms which include an internet connection, air conditioning, bedding, and maid service. The dorm is located in the center of campus. Public bathroom, shower room and kitchen are located on each floor. Laundry facilities are located in the building.
A $400 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Independent Housing (semester and summer)
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.