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Study Abroad at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai

Conveniently located in Shanghai; a metropolitan city that also serves as China’s most important financial center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is among the oldest, most prestigious universities in China. Jiao Tong University is one of two that host our study abroad language programs in Shanghai, the other being Fudan University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was founded in 1896 as Nanyang College by a civil servant. By the 1930’s the institute became known as ‘Eastern MIT’ because of its expertise in nurturing top engineers and scientists. Today Jiao Tong has five campuses – Xuhui, Minhang, Luwan, Qibao, and Fahua – which take up an area of approximately 400 hectares, housing a variety of activities from student life to athletics, entertainment, and research facilities (which have laboratories that are among the best in China).

Should you choose the exciting opportunity of coming to Shanghai to learn Chinese, you may find yourself at Jiaotong University, which has more than 2 400 overseas students. It has a rich culture and a long history spanning over a hundred years. The campus has a vibrant arts scene, providing endless opportunities to experience and enjoy quality education.

 

If you wish to study abroad in Shanghai, this university should be at the top of your consideration list; language programs here are becoming increasingly popular due to Shanghai’s fame. However, if you don’t like large campuses, Go Abroad China can help you find a smaller Shanghai Mandarin School.

Among SJTU’s highly-acclaimed alumni are the former Chinese Premier, Jiang Zemin;  Chen Zhu, a molecular biologist who rose to become China’s Minister for Health and China’s top professional snooker player, Ding Junhui.

SJTU has attracted both national and international interest due to its profound cultural background, teaching traditions and research excellence which encourages technological innovations. This centennial university has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, world-class tertiary institution that upholds the values of innovation, cultural heritage, truth and invigorating the Chinese nation. A university like this will help you develop your knowledge and skills and have a profound impact on your future.

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Tuan - Australia Internship Program in Beijing

Living and working in Beijing really opened my eyes. The people are extremely nice and helpful. During work, even though there is a huge language barrier, my colleagues do try to communicate with me and the manager was able to organise me to learn from different departments. I was able to make new friends and visit many places in Beijing. Everyone from GAC are very helpful and supportive. Overall I am satisfied with the program. Read More

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Laura - USA Internship Program in Shanghai

Go aboard China was the one of the best things to happen to me!!! I did the homestay program where I stayed with the cutest family they were so kind to me!!! Kinder then the family I have now lol I actually miss them and think of them often even though it's been a few months since I left the program. I also got to work in an amazing engineering firm Wison were I had the most loving and hilarious coworkers, I literally just fit right in ! GAC I would recommend to a friend or any one reading this. Even when i wasn't in the city of Shanghai , GAC still helped me, plan , get and make sure I was safe during my trip to Beijing. I love GAC!!! Read More

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Chris - United Kingdom Internship Program in Beijing

My time in China has been extremely rewarding. When I arrived, the culture shock was immense but I quickly settled into Chinese life, thanks to Gina and the GAC team. My internship was exactly what I was looking for, and it gave me the opportunity to work in a fantastically social co-working space in the heart of Sanlitun SOHO, a cosmopolitan and refined area. Read More

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David - Australia Internship Program in Shanghai

Overall I enjoyed my experience with GAC. I was pleased with the amount of knowledge I learned and the new experiences I went through during my internship as a financial analyst at a finance company which GAC found on my behalf. The internship made me realize how fast things move in the finance industry and I feel it has prepared me well for the transition from university to the work force. Read More

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Why Jiao Tong University?

Join the local and international who have found Shanghai Jiao Tong University a great place to learn and socialize.

  • Teachers' staff includes 891 experienced professors, 70 of whom teach language classes.
  • 5 500 overseas students are currently enrolled here
  • Serene and beautiful campuses housing a variety of activities from student life, athletics, extensive libraries, and entertainment to research facilities (which have laboratories that are among the best in China)
  • HSK Examination Center
  • Modern Chinese class and excellent multimedia facilities.
  • Xuhui campus offers convenient transportation options and a perfect learning environment.
  • A global university with numerous overseas partners. The University of Michigan, MIT, Georgia Tech, Cornell and research institutes such as RAND are only a few among the list of institutions and organizations in close cooperation with SJTU.

Program Highlights


  • International recognition for outstanding academic performance
  • Total immersion in Chinese language and culture
  • Affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language programs
  • The program fee covers tuition, accommodation, visa support documents, textbooks, certificate, free culture electives, social activities and guided tours to tourist sites, networking events, welcome pack, and total support and assistance
  • Homestay accommodation or shared apartment with a Chinese roommate
  • College credit transfer available

Transcripts & Certification


Upon successful completion of the Go Abroad China Mandarin Language Program at Nanjing University, you will receive an official certificate and results transcript from the university, which is accepted by most universities around the world. Successful completion requires an 80% attendance rate and passing grades for the exams and overall course. Once you have completed the course Go Abroad China will provide you with all the necessary documentation and assistance for credit transfer. Study abroad for a semester here; you will soon be speaking Chinese like one of the locals!

 


Chinese Language Courses at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Learn Chinese in Shanghai at Jiao Tong University’s Chinese Language School and be fully immersed in Mandarin Chinese and the Chinese culture. Your classes will include all aspects of learning Mandarin Chinese, including speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, classical Chinese and Chinese affairs. The program has been designed to accelerate your grasp and proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.

The highly qualified staff have years of experience of teaching Chinese as a second language and helping students to achieve excellent results in a short time. Classes are available for any Mandarin proficiency level from absolute beginners to advanced students. Along with your language classes, a series of free lectures will be provided for a deeper understanding of Chinese culture, society, history and traditions.

Study Chinese in China and enroll at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which offers study abroad China programs such as the short-term course during summer vacations. The programs usually include two major courses: Intensive Chinese and Business Chinese.  
Course Highlights
When you learn Chinese in Shanghai and take a semester abroad, your course highlights will include:
  • 120 hours of classes overall for one course
  • Seven levels of intensive Chinese language
  • The Business Chinese class aims to advance language proficiency while also ensuring students become familiar with Chinese business culture and business operations
  • Interactive assignments such as case studies, business discussions, and debates

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2019 Program Dates

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Program Prices (NEW)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Program Prices (NEW)
*All prices in USD

Important note:

  • There are two program levels – Standard and Intensive. The standard program includes 20 academic hours a week, while the intensive course includes 25 hours. The intensive program is suitable for students who want to accelerate their learning and want to achieve fluency in Chinese in a shorter time. The standard program is great for those who prefer a slower pace of studying and like to combine learning with leisure.
  • The program application deadline is two weeks before the program starts.
  • The timing and program schedule are flexible. We will make all necessary arrangements before your arrival and stay in China.
  • Each program component, such as Chinese language curriculum, the full Internship package, accommodation and others are optional. The price of the excluded components will be deducted from the overall package price for you. We can also provide individualized, customized programs based on your specific requirement. A homestay only program is also available.
  • Additional language classes fees are: USD $30 per hour for additional one-on-one tutoring classes,USD $25 per hour for additional small classes.

If you have any other questions or requirements, don’t hesitate to contact us online or email us at [email protected].

What’s Included in a GAC Language Program?

At Go Abroad China, our primary aim is to make sure your stay in China is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Over time we’ve found that our students ultimately become our friends. Our programs can easily be customized to suit your needs. Whether you want to come and learn Chinese and study in China for a  few weeks, over winter or summer, for a semester or an academic year, Go Abroad China have a program for you. If you still have questions or want to know more, why not contact us? Our team is here to help you every step of the way. Your program fee includes the following:

Chinese Language Curriculum

Chinese language classes are the primary focus of our China immersion program. Our programs have been developed to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible, so by the time you leave, you’ve improved your proficiency and can carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, and have a sound understanding of the Chinese culture. The course usually includes 20 hours of language classes each week and cover the intricacies of speaking, writing and reading. All Go Abroad China Language and Internship programs include the courses, textbooks, and electives chosen with no out of pocket study expenses.

Guaranteed Paid Intern Placement

With over 800 partner companies, including fortune 500 companies, to choose from, we rarely cannot find an internship for our applicants. If we can’t find a placement you like, we’ll refund your deposit. We will help you find full time or part-time placements.

We can guarantee paid internships if you stay for longer than a period of four weeks. Your stipend can help cover the daily costs of living in China such as your groceries, social activities (those you organize in addition to included activities) and more.

Housing Accommodation
We offer three different housing accommodation options. The accommodation fee is already included in the program cost and is guaranteed for the duration of the student’s stay in China.
Pre Arrival Support&Assistance

Chinese language classes are the primary focus of our China immersion program. Our programs have been developed to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible, so by the time you leave, you’ve improved your proficiency and can carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, and have a sound understanding of the Chinese culture. The course usually includes 20 hours of language classes each week and cover the intricacies of speaking, writing and reading. All Go Abroad China Language and Internship programs include the courses, textbooks, and electives chosen with no out of pocket study expenses.

Welcome Pack & Orientation

To ensure that students and parents understand how the program works, what they can expect, so you understand the rules, regulations, city hazards, school rules and receive a cultural briefing, we organize orientation sessions. A parent session is available prior to students departing, while students take part in a group orientation once they arrive in China. Students will also be supplied with a welcome pack with necessary information and goodies they need for their stay.

Workshops & course materials

Interactive workshops, group seminars, and discussions are included in the package. These workshops and seminars have been developed to help our participants get well-acquainted life in China, things to expect, components of Chinese culture such as music, art, shows or performances, traditional food, calligraphy, Tai Chi and more.

24/7 Onsite assistance

We understand your concern for your safety while in China and we take this very seriously. Our team have many years’ experience in working with and supporting you. Safety and security form part of our policies and we provide full support throughout the program (24/7); including travel and living arrangements, visa documentation, pre-departure guide, airport transfers, orientation, study materials, familiarizing you with your university or language school and surroundings, and bilingual program coordinators.

Visa

After you’ve successfully applied for a place in one of our programs, you’ll need to organize your visa for China. All visitors coming to China, whether they’re coming for a holiday, to work or to study, require a visa to enter and stay in the country. It is your responsibility to apply and pay for your Chinese Visa. Visa applications are made in your country of residence. Our programs include visa advice and assistance to help you apply for the right visa.

Our team is experienced in helping applicants apply for their visa, and we stay abreast of any new changes to the visa process so we can better support you. Our team can ensure you have the right documents to apply for a Chinese Visa in your country.

Activities & Tours

Interactive workshops, group seminars, and discussions are included in the package. These workshops and seminars have been developed to help our participants get well-acquainted life in China, things to expect, components of Chinese culture such as music, art, shows or performances, traditional food, calligraphy, Tai Chi and more.

Business Networking Events

Drawing on its communist roots, China’s business community places great importance on the equal contribution of society to help it succeed. In China, who you know critical to your success. To ensure you are equipped to succeed while you are in China, Go Abroad China arranges for you to take part in a range of social, business networking and seminar events and activities.

Join Our Alumni

Become one of the more than 4000 students, past and present, who have taken part in a GAC Program.

Certificate & Credits

You won’t leave China empty-handed. Not only will you gain confidence and learn a new language, but you’ll also take the credits and certificate for your hard work home with you.

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Four Easy Steps to Learning Chinese in China

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Step one: Apply online

Once you have an idea about where, when and for how long you want to learn Chinese in China, complete our online application form to get the ball rolling.

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Step two: Assessment

To make sure we know what you want from your Chinese learning experience – why you want to study abroad, what you want to achieve, where and for how long you’d like to stay – we’ll organize a 15 minute Skype interview with you. From this, we can make sure we tailor the right Learn Chinese Package for you. We’ll also know if this is the right program for you. Within two to three days after the interview, the coordinator will be in touch by email to let you know if your application has been successful. If so, we’ll send you a formal offer.

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Step three: Confirmation

To confirm your placement in our program, you’ll need to reply to our letter of offer and pay your agreed deposit. Once this has been done, we’ll send you all the documents you need: your contract and all the required documents for your study visa application as well as your pre-departure package. The pre-departure package contains all the information you’ll need regarding your trip including where you’ll stay.

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Step Four: Start your Chinese study experience

Once your flights have been booked, let us know your arrival details (date and time, flight number) so that we can organize airport pick-up. We’ll be excited to welcome you to our program in person!

Our support doesn’t end when you arrive. We are as dedicated to ensuring you have around the clock support for the duration of your stay as we do in getting you here. Your journey will include your paid internship, accommodation, language courses, cultural experiences, tours, and networking.

Have a question?

See our FAQs or contact our friendly team for more information.

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Promotions & Financial Aid

We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss promotions, full and partial sponsorship opportunities.

Our prices start from US$1,980, depending on your service components, accommodation and length of stay.

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