UCEAP students are supported by a network of people throughout the world. Your study abroad experience will be guided by trained staff who are there to support you as you prepare to study abroad, while you are abroad, and throughout the program. While on a UCEAP program, all student participants have travel insurance coverage and 24/7 emergency assistance.
The UCEAP Shanghai Study Center is in the Knowledge and Innovation Community on one end of Daxue Road (University Road), which connects to the Fudan University campus. It’s a 10-minute walk to get to the center from the Fudan main campus. The center offers a study lounge, printer, and small library. The staff provide student services in-person and online.
Talk to study center staff about
- Academics and course selection
- Local life and traditions
- Travel recommendations
Study center activities may include
- One-day Shanghai city tour
- Two-day weekend tour in a city nearby Shanghai to experience China traditions and history
Xinlu Liu (she/her)
Program Manager, Shanghai Study Center in Shanghai, China
Xinlu helps students with selecting courses, finding housing, and travel.
She says, “Go to a bubble tea shop and read the hundred options on the menu to order your own tailor-made bubble tea.”
Xinlu hopes students will see how friendly and open-minded the people are and find the true and real China with their own eyes. She says your view will be changed forever by the study abroad experience.
To help navigate the transition of leaving home and going abroad, you’ll attend various in-person and online events. At these events, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the staff who will be supporting you while you study abroad. You’ll learn things like:
- What student services are available at your host location
- Where to find local health care
- How and when to register for classes
- What to do and who to contact in an emergency
- How to travel to and from where you live to classes
- How to handle money matters like opening a bank account
- How to use technology, including your phone, and get access to the Internet
On-site orientations may include a tour of the campus and other local sites to help you settle in. At orientations, you'll also meet other students (local, international, and/or from UC campuses) who will be part of your experience.
Students with dis/Abilities
Students with dis/abilities can and do study abroad. A successful experience is dependent upon careful planning, coordination, and communication.
Focus on programs that best fit your interests, academic goals, and career aspirations. You'll work with the staff at the disability services and study abroad offices on your UC campus. They can help you identify strategies to remain flexible and think creatively about accessibility and realities abroad as some international locations can be different than what you are typically accustomed to in the US. They can also help you get the necessary paperwork you'll need to apply.
After you apply, your UCEAP program specialist will coordinate with the institution abroad and connect you with those who can arrange for an accessible experience. If your needs cannot be accommodated at any point in the process, your advisors will help you choose another program. You will not be alone in this decision.