Our Chinese University Programs in Shanghai are the most cost-friendly language program, thus, our top recommendation for Chinese language experience. They consist in taking classes from Monday to Friday, every morning from approximately 8.30 to 12.00, while having your afternoons free to learn characters, practice the language and discover the city. If you are looking for a specific schedule of time, please contact us.
Learn Mandarin Chinese according to your own level with experienced teachers and international students from all around the world in classrooms of 10 to 20 students.
After five months in Shanghai, you are guaranteed to speak basic Mandarin Chinese, and you will receive an official transcript from your host university. A full semester can be transferred into credits to your university at home.
If you are looking for short-term, small group classes, private lessons, courses on Skype from your house or any other type of Chinese language program, we will be glad to offer a tailor-made solution. Our Custom Chinese Programs are available all year round and are entirely flexible.
Take group or individual classes with highly qualified teachers and design your own timetable. These programs can be adapted to every situation and Mandarin Chinese Level. Just fill out the application form and we will get back to you with several options and exact price quotations.
One of the first obstacles for coming to China is to obtain a visa. ICL helps you navigate the different possibilities and will advise you on the best choice according to your situation, no matter the duration of your stay. We will also support you through the whole application process to make sure you obtain the adequate visa.
ICL welcomes you in Shanghai at the airport as soon as you arrive. The one-hour drive from the airport to your hotel/apartment is a great opportunity for us to get to know you and start answering all the questions you may have.
We supply you with a basic phone and a SIM card with a Chinese number and credit to make sure you will always have an extra phone to contact us. In addition, we also help you choose the right provider and internet subscription for your Smartphone.
You will spend your first two nights in a comfortable hotel, well located for apartment visits. We will take the first two days to see a few selected apartments before choosing the place you prefer for the rest of your stay.
If you are staying more than 3 months, we accompany you to a local bank to open an account where you can receive foreign currency and change it into Chinese Yuan (RMB). It is the most convenient way to diminish withdrawal fees from your foreign account and facilitate daily payments.
Foreigners must register at a local police station within 24 hours after their entry (except for those living in hotels or university dorms). ICL handles this process on your behalf.
We organize events and parties at least once a month for you to meet new people and make relevant contacts in Shanghai.
In your first weeks in Shanghai, you may go through hassles that require Chinese language to solve, no matter if it relates to accommodation, leisure, food, money or health. Whenever you require assistance or have questions, you can reach ICL, every day by phone or Wechat and we are ready to help. At night and in weekends, you will also be provided with an emergency number.
We highly encourage you to live with other people in a shared apartment, though living alone is also possible. Our selected apartments are all furnished, well located and have easy access to transportation, daily needs, sport centers and social life. To see some pictures of our selected apartments click here.
As soon as you arrive in China, we give you all the information about reliable health institutes in the city. We recommend you to subscribe to an international health insurance that covers your stay in China. If you do not have one already, we can recommend a few. We are always available for further help.
Application Deadline: 4th of August 2017
Enrolment Day: 4th of September
Course Duration: September - January
Application Deadline: 26th of January 2018
Enrolment Day: 28th of February
Course Duration: March - July
US$ 2'990 + US$ 1'000 per month
It’s never easy to move to a city where you don’t know anyone. They introduced me to a lot of people that are now my friends.
After graduating from university in Poland, I decided to take a gap year to study Chinese and travel. I asked ICL for help in choosing the right university
So I came to Beijing to study Mandarin during my gap year. As I didn’t speak Chinese when I arrived, they helped me to get started with my new life, so everything felt very easy as they took care of it.
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