Ni hao, Mark O'Connell. Thank you so much for choosing to study abroad with us in Shanghai, China. Shanghai is a vibrant and ever-changing global metropolis where you will be able to experience the past, present, and future of China at the same time. Furthermore, through our program you will also get the chance to visit a number of major Chinese cities and forge friendships with fellow undergraduate students from all over the country as well as various regions of China! A background in China and Mandarin Chinese is recommended but not required. We hope you have a great time!