Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
SLU students stay with Chinese host families, close to the office building which houses the CIEE program and within a 5 - 10 minutes bike ride from the East China Normal University campus where they take their language classes. Living with a Chinese family, taking part in its daily routines, festive moments, and family concerns gives students a unique and enriching insight into Chinese culture that they could not get otherwise. In the event that there are not enough host families to accommodate SLU students, CIEE will make other arrangements.
Students have their own room in the family's apartment and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom with the host family. Students eat week-day breakfasts and evening meals with their families. They receive a partial board rebate to cover the cost of lunches and weekend meals.