When you arrive, you participate in an introductory orientation with the IES Abroad Shanghai staff. Spring students will also enroll in a four-week intensive Chinese language course at this time.
Designed specifically for direct enrollment students, our orientation introduces you to your program, teaches you about emergency services on campus, and connects you with your fellow students and to Shanghai. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, special language sessions, and health and safety are covered during this time.
Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.
After the IES Abroad orientation, you will participate in a day-long orientation session at the University of Michigan-SJTU Joint Institute.