Global Affairs

China: New Immigration and Education

This course is designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to learn about issues and policies that affect the education of migrant students in Shanghai, China. Having read about the education of immigrants in other world cities before leaving for Shanghai, students will then engage with scholars and policymakers in Shanghai around educating migrants. Students will also have an opportunity to observe schools and to visit areas of the city where many migrants reside.  The combination of review of scholarship, in-depth discussion with knowledgeable experts in Shanghai, and on-the-ground observation is expected to contribute to a paper that describes an issue, possible and realistic policy responses, and further work that needs to be done on migrant education in order to resolve problems. 


Shanghai, China

Travel Dates:


Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, September 27 2016

Round 2: Tuesday, October 25 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • International Education
  • Education and Social Policy
  • Sociology of Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.




Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Assistant Professor of International Education

Leanna Stiefel, Professor of Economics/Education Policy


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2016 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2016.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates 

Learn about Scholarship Opportunities

Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: $650

2016 Activity Fees: $300

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule. 

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa to China: With only a few exceptions, most short-term foreign travelers such as US or Canadian passport holders need a tourism visa to enter mainland China (e.g., Shanghai, Beijing). For visa requirements and application instructions, visit the People's Republic of China visa link:

Helpful links: US State Department (for China)Center for Disease Control,Lonely Planet Guide (Shanghai)