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China's breathtaking landscape, ancient history, vibrant culture, and rich traditions make it an ideal place to study. It's transforming economically and technologically in incredible ways that will impact the future of our global society. East China Normal University is considered one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher education. It offers students an opportunity to spend a semester studying the Chinese culture, language and society.

Shanghai, China: L 'Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) is a private business school. Founded in 1909, ESSCA's mission is to educate students to work in an international environment which gives this institution a decidedly global flair.

ESSCA-Shanghai is a 6-week program offering courses in English to both ESSCA degree-seeking students and students from ESSCA's 190 partners. The courses include: Chinese language, Doing Business in China, Old and Contemporary Chinese Civilization, Politics, and Society, and Interdisciplinary field research.

NANJING, CHINA - This program is intended for Chinese language students who have completed at least 2 semesters of Chinese, and wish to gain a stronger command of their language skills and also wish to gain a fuller understanding of the Chinese culture. The cultural component of the program will be taught by GVSU faculty, and the language classes by staff of the Institute for International Students at Nanjing University, along with Grand Valley faculty.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - With more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and the world's second largest economy, China demands attention. This dynamic country boasts an ancient civilization spanning millennia, yet leads the world in cutting-edge developments. China's most populous city, Shanghai, radiates ineffable elegance, cosmopolitan sophistication, and obsession with the new.

Established in 1972, COST is a collaboration of 15 colleges and universities in the United States that provides opportunities for its students to have quality student teaching experiences in overseas settings. Grand Valley State University currently serves as headquarters and coordinates international placements.

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GVSU students may choose to participate in a Non-GVSU program sponsored by another academic institution or apply for an independent study through GVSU.

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