Global Affairs

China: Intercultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

Examine intercultural perspectives on teaching and learning in two of China’s most dynamic cosmopolitan centers: Hong Kong and Shanghai. Through seminars, individualized studies, and field trips to a variety of schools and cultural sites, you’ll meet local students and teachers and explore the initiatives these cities have taken in TESOL, bilingual education, foreign language education, and international education.


Hong Kong and Shanghai, China

Program Dates:

July 1 - 11, 2018 in Hong Kong 

July 11 - 21, 2018 in Shanghai 

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 

Regular Deadline 1: Tuesday February 13, 2018

Regular Deadline 2: March 22, 2018 

Admissions rolling thereafter as space remains available 

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:

○       96+ earned credits

○       related course work

○       approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser

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

Related Areas of Study:

  • Bilingual Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • International Education

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


Students register for a total of 6 points from the summer 2018 course options listed below: 

  • LANED-GE 2005 Section 099 (Class #1774) - Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual, Multicultural Education (3 points)
  • TESOL-GE 2039 Section 095 (Class #1931) - Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)
  • FLGED-GE 2914 Section 099 (Class #1784) - Workshop in Foreign Language Education (3 points)
  • LANED-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class #1782) - Independent Study in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

2017 Sample Syllabus

2017 Sample Schedule


Dr. Casey Lum,

Robin Harvey, Clinical Assistant Professor of Multilingual/Multicultural Studies

Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University


2018 Graduate Tuition: $1,660 per point plus registration and services fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2018 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2018.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2018 Housing Fee: $750

2018 Activity Fee: $750

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Summer 2018 Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students 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.


Shared occupancy at an international tourist-grade hotel in downtown Kowloon, Hong Kong, and a four-star hotel in a downtown neighborhood in Shanghai. 

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above. All participants are expected to stay with the group as part of the program's participation requirements.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. The program will begin in Hong Kong and conclude in Shanghai. Students should not purchase their plane tickets before receiving proper instructions (which include suggested or requested flight itineraries) during the program's formal orientation class meeting as indicated in the sample syllabus.

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 Shanghai. For visa requirements and application instructions, visit the People's Republic of China visa link:

Visa to Hong Kong: No visa is required for holders of the passport from a large number of countries (including the U.S. and Canada) to enter Hong Kong. To confirm visa requirements and application instructions that may be applicable to you, see this webpage.

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

Admitted Student Resources: click here.