The Global Bachelors Shanghai program is based at Fudan University, one of the top universities in China and all of Asia. It is recognized internationally, ranking among the top 200 universities in the world. The main university campus is located in the Yangpu district of downtown Shanghai and is connected to the rest of the city by metro. 

Global Bachelors Courses

All students on the Global Bachelors program will take the program core course ECON 2180 – Survey of International Economics taught by Prof. Steven Suranovic.  In addition to these courses, Global BA students will choose three or four additional English-taught courses from the dozens of course offerings at Fudan. Students are strongly encouraged to take Chinese Language as well. The total course load for the semester will be 15 GW credits.

Students will receive a GW letter grade for ECON 2180 and their Chinese language class. These two courses will factor into their GPAs. English-language courses taught by Fudan will return to GW as transfer credit as long as students receive a passing grade of C or above.

During the on-site orientation in Shanghai, students receive detailed information about the local academic culture, course registration instructions, and tips for academic success.