Shanghai, China


ECUPL was founded in 1952 as one of the first group of institutions focused on politics and law in the Peoples Republic of China. Willamette and the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) have been associated with one another for 26 years. As a Willamette student you will be studying and living at the Songjian District campus located in the western part of Shanghai. There are approximately 12,000 undergraduate students studying at this campus.


This program is available to students who have had at least one year of college level Chinese language instruction. Students at all language levels should take a Chinese course the semester prior to studying abroad. (If this is not possible due to academic reasons contact an OIE advisor to discuss the situation). The university offers course work in the areas of economics, finance, management, and foreign languages with a specific focus on law. This program is highly recommended for Chinese language students with special interests in the areas of economics and politics. Course work will include Chinese language training (oral, audio-visual, and writing training) as well as optional course work in legal Chinese, business Chinese, Chinese culture, and Chinese economics courses.


Students live in university dormitories at the Changning campus located close to downtown Shanghai. Students can choose between single, double and quadruple person rooms. Meals are taken at student cafeterias or local restaurants in the neighborhood around the campus.


Programs are available during the fall semester, spring semester, or as a full year option.


Please see the Willamette Sponsored Programs Cost Matrix for detailed explanation of the cost of each program.

Pre-departure Resources