Shanghai, China

Human Services and Social Work in China: Children, Youth and Child Welfare



Eva Lu, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work

Qingwen Xu, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Coordinator, MSW Program at Shanghai and New York


  • Students in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.
  • Social work and other disciplines, such as child development, psychology, public health, family therapy, social development, sociology, global Asia study, etc.   
  • Graduate students—including MSWs in their final year—and BS students who will be seniors in Fall 2019, may apply for this course. Graduating MSWs may apply for this course in fulfillment of their degree requirements (elective) and will be allowed to participate fully in Convocation May 2019, prior to completing the course. Graduating MSW students for whom this course completes the MSW degree requirements can attend the May ceremony, and will receive the degree subsequent to completing the course (the following fall semester)


  • Tuition and Fees: Graduate tuition and fees, paid directly to the Bursar. Undergraduate tuition: Please review the University’s tuition structure for undergraduates:, paid to the Bursar.
  • GeoBlue Insurance: $29.10. Enrollment in GeoBlue insurance is required for all students traveling outside of the United States for an NYU course. The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will enroll all students in GeoBlue insurance.
  • Estimated Housing and Excursions: $1,300 including lodging (4-star hotel, 2 persons in one room), breakfast, local transportation, and weekend tour.
  • Estimated Airfare to Shanghai: $1,000 (estimated, from New York; dependent upon booking date)
  • Meals: Students are responsible for lunch, dinner, and any additional meals.
  • Personal expenses: All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Visas & Vaccinations

Visas will be necessary for most students. NYU will advise on the necessary steps for visa acquision.
Please check the CDC’s webpage for information on required and recommended vaccinations for visitors to China: destinations/traveler/none/china