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China: Intercultural Perspectives in Teaching and Learning

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives.

The application for Summer 2022 programs is now open!

Examine intercultural perspectives on teaching and learning across diverse national borders around the world. Explore the role that class, race, gender, economics, politics, religion, and cultural heritage play in the evolving dynamics in language policy, foreign and bilingual language education, and international education.

Program participants will critically reflect upon the ramifications of current world events – such as the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the impact of cross-border migration of refugees due to political conflicts – on intercultural education, civic engagement, national development, and globalization. We will share insights with scholars, teachers, policy-makers, writers, administrators, and program developers in intercultural studies.

Casey Lum

Adjunct Faculty


Hong Kong and Shanghai, China

Program Dates:

July 3-23, 2022 (tentative dates; to be confirmed)

Application Deadline:
  • Priority Deadline: February 9, 2022
  • Regular Deadline: March 9, 2022*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who have:
    • 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 with a bachelor's degree 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 ONE of the Summer 2022 courses listed below for a total of 3 credits:

  • LANED-GE 2005 - Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual, Multicultural Education (3 credits)
  • TESOL-GE 2039 - Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 credits)
  • FLGED-GE 2914 - Workshop in Foreign Language Education (3 credits)
  • LANED-GE 2300 - Independent Study in MMS (3 credits)

The above courses are offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning.

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

Sample Syllabus


Estimated Direct Cost Total - $8,000

View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2022 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

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: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about scholarships and funding opportunities.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Global Affairs will provide information to participants on pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. Vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please note that the course may begin and end in different cities and that flights arriving in China typically depart New York a day in advance; participants will be provided with the exact details so that they are able to book their airline tickets accordingly. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights. Domestic airline bookings within China are booked centrally (not by the student) and this cost is included in the course activity fee. 

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: US citizens require a valid passport and a visitor's visa for travel to China. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful linksUS State Department, Chinese VisasCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet GuideNYU Shanghai

Weather: In Shanghai and Hong Kong, summer temperatures tend to be quite hot, usually in the 80°s and 90°s (Fahrenheit). Visit AccuWeather Shanghai and AccuWeather Hong Kong for more information about local weather conditions.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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