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Why ISS

Fudan University International Summer Session 2017 (Jul. 7-Aug. 4) will provide a 4-week course study and cultural experience to students from all over the world. Students will have the opportunity to get to know China, experience Shanghai and be part of the Fudan community. Our students will also participate in the program. This program will help you achieve multicultural understanding, establish a global vision, and get connected with peers from all over the world.

You will find Fudan and Shanghai wonderful places to learn and enjoy during the summer. Our faculty, staff and students all look forward to welcoming you to Shanghai, the Pearl of the Orient.

Week Date Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 July 7 Fri Registration Registration Ice-breaking
July 8 Sat
July 9 Sun Placement Test for
Chinese Course
Opening Ceremony
& Orientation
July 10 Mon Content Courses Content Courses
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Chinese Language
PE
July 11 Tue Huangpu River Cruise
July 12 Wed PE
July 13 Thu PE
July 14 Fri Chinese Language
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Chinese Archery
July 15 Sat Two-day Trip to Hangzhou
July 16 Sun
2 July 17 Mon Content Courses Content Courses
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Chinese Language
PE
July 18 Tue Chinese Calligraphy
July 19 Wed PE
July 20 Thu Watching Acrobatics Show
July 21 Fri Chinese Language
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Chinese Archery
July 22 Sat One-day Tour of Shanghai: Shanghai Museum,
China Art Museum, Old City God Temple
3 July 24 Mon Content Courses Content Courses
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Chinese Language
Chinese Calligraphy
July 25 Tue PE
July 26 Wed PE
July 27 Thu PE
July 28 Fri Visit to Bao Steel Chinese Language
July 29 Sat One-day trip to Tongli
4 July 31 Mon Content Courses Content Courses
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Chinese Language
PE
Aug 1 Tue
Aug 2 Wed
Aug 3 Thu
Aug 4 Fri Chinese Language Farewell Party


For field trip(s) of each content course please refer to the syllabi on the ISS website.

Fudan University was established in Shanghai in 1905, first known as “Fudan Public School”. Mr. Ma Xiangbo, the founder, was a renowned educator at the time, who was hoping to strengthen China through education. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the founding father of China, acted as the director of the board of trustees. Since her establishment, Fudan was regarded as a symbol of Chinese seeking enlightenment from the Western world. Along the 111 years since her establishment, Fudan has been distinguished as the leading globally-focused, research driven university in China. This recognition is reflected by the fact that Fudan has consistently been ranked among the top three universities in China and 43rd worldwide according to 2016 QS World University Rankings. Nowadays, Fudan continues her pursuit of excellence and commits to powerful research and education.

Fudan is a member of the C9 League, Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). It is composed of four campuses, including Handan, Fenglin, Zhangjiang, and Jiangwan. Fudan has 17 schools, 69 departments, 70 undergraduate degree programs, 243 master degree programs, 35 disciplines and 154 sub-disciplines authorized to confer PhD degrees. Fudan enrolls over 28,000 full-time students, including over 3,000 international students. Fudan has a high-level research faculty of over 2,700 full-time teachers and researchers, 42 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 113 professors of Changjiang Scholars Program.

EVAN BUDD USA, 2016
It’s been a really interesting experience being in Fudan University. The instructors’ English is very good. I was not certain what to expect but I was not at all disappointed. I took 2 Chinese history courses. Honestly, they were really helpful in my understanding of Chinese history and culture. I feel like I really have a much better grasp now than I first came.
ZHENGYANG SHARON SUN Canada, 2016
I like the International Trade course because it is very theoretic and the way the course is taught is very standard just like in Canada. I also take the Cultural Resource course. That one is much more open because it’s more artistic and creative and we did a lot of field trips to learn more about Shanghai, infrastructure, culture, history and the Shanghai resources, the brand of the city. So in that case the course is very different and diverse. So it is standard to certain degree but it is also more creative.
IP CHUN SING Hong Kong, 2016
My favorite course is Topics in Development Economics because the professor always stimulated us to think more. He asked some critical questions so that we can learn more about the economy. Meanwhile we can train our critical thinking. I think it is very important for university students to learn how to think critically. This course has really stimulated my interest towards economy.
GRACE CHAN UK, 2016
The lectures were deep and insightful. It offered a good analysis and discussion on the Chinese economy and society, packed in two weeks. It is invaluable especially when all the lectures and economics concepts are applied specially to the Chinese context with cases, including the company visits.
* Comment about the Lecture Series on Chinese Economy and Society.
POOLE RACHEL ANNE Australia, 2015
The Fudan summer program has been a fantastic experience. I feel that I will leave Shanghai knowing a lot more about China than I did when I arrived! The diverse activities we have participated in, including tai chi, acrobatic show, visits to Hangzhou and Tongli and many others have enriched the experience. I also learned a lot about the Chinese business environment and modern economy through my courses.
ANA PATRICIA USA, 2015
I really enjoyed this summer program!! Not only did I get to study in one of the most prestigious universities in China for a whole, but I also got to meet a lot of international friends who have the same interests as me. I learned about Shanghai and how beautiful it is and have had such a great time in the extra-curricular activities, such as the acrobat show and making jiaozi. This really is an experience I will never forget!
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