Spring 2021 Update
Tulane University is excited to officially announce the continuation of the Tulane Global in Shanghai Program through the spring semester of 2021!
Due to continued travel restrictions, it will be difficult for China-based Tulane students to return to campus in the spring.
The program will continue to offer outstanding academic and co-curricular opportunities for Tulane students.
Through Tulane Global, students will be able to:
Tulane Global is being offered in collaboration with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), one of the largest and most respected study abroad providers in the world.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 TO ENSURE ENROLLMENT.
Tulane Global provides a hybrid educational experience through both virtual and in-person instruction. Students will take a full course load (typically 15-17 hours) combining in-person classes using syllabi approved by Tulane faculty and remotely-delivered Tulane classes online. Students will receive academic credit for all courses completed through Tulane Global. Tulane Global will not be able to offer the full catalog of TU courses but will offer courses across the curriculum that will enable students to make progress towards their degree.
Students participating in Tulane Global will be governed by the Code of Academic Conduct.
Students will take classes at the CIEE center in the Baoshan District in Shanghai. The Baoshan District is an attractive, newly developed district. It has three metro lines and various bus lines to guarantee easy accessibility to other parts of Shanghai. The CIEE center in Baoshan has many campus amenities including Student Services office, Chinese language offices, student computer lab, library and classrooms. All amenities are equipped with new furniture and equipment to provide maximum comfort to students. Additionally, students may access all open and available campus resources at ECNU using their student ID cards. Note that access to some campus facilities and resources is restricted and subject to change without notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Tulane students, participants in Tulane Global can utilize the same academic and immigration support services available to New Orleans-based students including:
Tulane students in Shanghai will enjoy numerous experiential and co-curricular opportunities both in-country and through virtual exchange with Tulane students, faculty, and staff. These may include, but are not limited:
We are not offering program-sponsored housing due to extremely low interest in the fall semester. Instead, CIEE will provide hands-on assistance to help students locate convenient and affordable housing options.
There are many fantastic meal options near the CIEE center in Baoshan District. Students can also order in foods and drinks at the student lounge area.
Athletic Facilities - Indoor badminton stadium, indoor ping-pong stadium, indoor basketball stadium, swimming pool (note: open to the public during odd hours), outdoor basketball courts, outdoor soccer fields, outdoor volleyball courts, two tracks.
CIEE Shanghai has a library that has ten desktop computers equipped with internet and VPNs. Students may print school materials here and use the computers during the day. There is an additional computer lab that has six desktop computers equipped with internet and VPNs.
Each CIEE Center maintains lists of recommended health and mental health providers. CIEE has established protocols to be used in the event of a health emergency, serious accident, political crisis, natural disaster, crime, sexual assault, or death of a participant.
Mental health counseling is available in Shanghai through international hospitals and clinics. Chinese Nationals are covered by Chinese Health Care and will not need to purchase additional health insurance.
The health and safety of Tulane students is our paramount concern. At CIEE, safety is a primary concern of every staff member involved in the operation of study abroad programs. CIEE’s approach to emergency management parallels a Risk Management model of identifying risks,
accessing vulnerabilities, promulgating mitigation strategies/prioritizing risk reduction strategies based upon the mitigations, as well as continuously monitoring local and regional conditions to provide guidance for all participants through the duration of their stay. CIEE conducts annual training of its staff in Health, Safety and Security and employs specific protocols for managing incidents involving our participants.
Your Tulane tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and academic support fee will be applied to your participation in Tulane Global. Students will not pay the Tulane health center fee, student recreation fee, student activity fee, or need to buy health insurance in the U.S. during their semester in Shanghai.
Please note that once you commit to the program, you may be charged for nonrecoverable costs if you withdraw from the program. The schedule for non-recoverable costs can be found below:
WITHDRAW BY DECEMBER 3: $2,500
WITHDRAW BY DECEMBER 16: $5,000
WITHDRAW BY JANUARY 1: $7,500
WITHDRAW BY JANUARY 16: $10,000
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Due to travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, Tulane Global is open only to Tulane undergraduates living in mainland China. Students from Hong Kong and Taiwan are not eligible for the program unless they are currently residing in mainland China.
Tulane Global will run concurrently with the Tulane on-campus semester. Official program dates will be announced soon.
HOLIDAYS & BREAKS
The program will observe the Chinese national holiday calendar, which includes a lengthy break for Chinese New Year. In-person classes will not happen during this period, but you will be required to keep up with your online classes. Please note that travel throughout China may be restricted. You may not be able to travel outside of Shanghai once you arrive to the program.
IF I COMMIT, CAN I RETURN TO NEW ORLEANS MID-SEMESTER IF ABLE?
No. Students who commit to Tulane Global will not be able to return to New Orleans in the middle of the semester since they will be enrolled in in-person classes in Shanghai. If for any reason, a student withdraws from Tulane Global after the deadlines listed above, they will incur charges in addition to their Tulane tuition.
HOW WILL TULANE GLOBAL AFFECT MY IMMIGRATION STATUS?
For continuing students, participation in the Global Campus program will allow you to maintain your immigration status while abroad. For first year students, the Office of International Students and Scholars will defer your start date and issue you a new I-20 with an August 2021 start date. Your F-1 student status will not begin until you arrive in the US for your studies.
WHEN WILL TULANE ONLINE CLASSES BE HELD?
You may have to take Tulane classes at inconvenient times due to the time difference, however, we do anticipate a large number of early morning and late evening classes will be offered to accommodate for the time difference. (Please refer to this page for a list of business courses offered at times convenient to Shanghai-based Tulane students.) Tulane faculty will work to accommodate you as much as possible, but some sessions may take place during Central Daylight Time. You should consider this when selecting courses. You might have to take some classes during hours outside of the normal academic day.
Please visit our FAQs page to see all frequently asked questions.
Students interested in participating in the program should complete this brief application through which students can indicate their intention to enroll in Tulane Global. Both continuing and new participants are required to fill out the application.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 TO ENSURE ENROLLMENT.
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In early November, you will enroll in classes in the same way all other Tulane students register for classes. Tulane Global will send a catalog of courses, including online options from Tulane and CIEE’s in-person courses.