East China Normal University

Located in Shanghai, East China Normal University is one of the most prestigious universities in China. Shanghai is the financial capital and a city of historical significance in China. ECNU, long reputed as a "Garden University", has two stunning campuses located in Minhang and Putuo District with a total area of over 207 hectares. ECUN offers students an opportunity to enroll in a wide variety programs in humanities, education, science, engineering, economics, management, philosophy, psychology, law, history and art. The university has established exchange and cooperative partnerships with more than 150 internationally renowned universities and academic institutions. There are over 3,700 international students studying at ECNU. Adhering to the university motto of "Seek Truth, Foster originality, and Live up to the name of a Teacher", ECNU has made enormous achievements in talent-training, scientific research, community service and international exchanges.

International students will have a unique opportunity to experience Chinese life, culture, language and business studying at ECNU. Students may stay in apartments located close to the campus or in any of the three university's dormitory for international students.


Roanoke College students pay their tuition, fees and room to the College. Students are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals in China. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants who wish to spend one semester at East China Normal University.