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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:

June 28 - July 18, 2020

  • Hong Kong: June 28 - July 8
  • Shanghai: July 8 - July 18
Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • General Deadline: February 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • 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 2020 course options listed below: 

  • LANED-GE.2005.099 (class # TBD) Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual, Multicultural Education (3 credits)
  • TESOL-GE.2039.099 (class # TBD) Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 credits)
  • FLGED-GE.2914.099 (class # TBD) Workshop in Foreign Language Education (3 credtis)
  • LANED-GE.2300.099 (class # TBD) Independent Study in MMS (3 credits)

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


Dr. Casey Lum,

Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University


2020 Graduate Tuition: $1,795 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: If enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2020 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2020 Housing and Activity Fees have yet to be finalized.  Participants can expect costs to be similar to 2019;

2019 Housing Fee: $750

2019 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 KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe 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

Intercultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

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 the US or Canadian passport holders need a tourist visa to enter Shanghai. Forvisa requirements and application instructions, visit the Embassy of the People's Republic of China website.

Visa to Hong Kong: No visa is required for holders of the passport from a large number of countries (including the US and Canada) to enter Hong Kong. Confirm visa requirements and application instructions that may be applicable to you.

Helpful links: Centers for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide (Hong Kong)Lonely Planet Guide (Shanghai)