Shanghai, China

Shanghai, the largest city in the People's Republic of China, is located on the Yangtze River in eastern China. Since the recent lifting of market restrictions, Shanghai has been a leading force in Chinese economic reform, emerging as a dynamic international metropolis with a striking juxtaposition of the most modern and traditional Chinese elements.

Please Note: Due to recent changes in visa policies, there may be restrictions on international travel outside of China for students studying in the Shanghai program. Please contact our office for further details. 

Please Note: Students who hold passports from China, Hong Kong, Macao, and/or Taiwan are not eligible to attend a Pepperdine Shanghai program due to visa restrictions. Students who hold passports from the following countries have historically had issues securing a student visa and should contact our office before applying: Belize, Burkina Faso, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nicaragua, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tuvalu, Vatican City (The Holy See)

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About Shanghai

  • History
  • Living in Shanghai
  • Visiting Shanghai

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  • Courses
  • Book Lists
  • Library


Visa Information

  • Academic Year
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  • Summer

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Faculty and Staff

  • Meet the Staff
  • Faculty in Residence

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Vital Documents & Deadlines

  • Required Documents
  • Dates & Deadlines
  • Vital Document Checklists