Shanghai 2021

Join Wake Forest University in China (Canceled)

Begin your experience as a Wake Forest University student in Shanghai, where you can get connected academically and socially without jet-lag!

Connect@Wake allows you experience a Wake Forest University classroom, sharpen your academic writing, and to be connected with faculty, staff, and students before you arrive on campus. Students who completed the Connect@Wake course content reported much higher connectedness and belonging than other students at Wake Forest, and begin their time at Wake Forest University with college credit.

Competitive independent study course for CONNECT@WAKE: Shanghai participants. After you have completed the one-week Connect@Wake course in Shanghai, we offer an additional opportunity for more in-depth work in a one credit-hour independent study with the Associate Provost for Global Affairs. In this course, you will enhance your research skills by selecting a global leader, researching their leadership style, and identifying their strengths and room for improvement with respect to their global competency.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible to apply to Connect@Wake: Shanghai?

    Incoming first-year students accepted to Wake Forest University and are able to get to Shanghai are invited to apply to Connect@Wake: Shanghai.

    All first-year international students accepted to Wake Forest University are invited to apply to Connect@Wake: WFU Campus.

  • How much does Connect@Wake: Shanghai cost?

    The comprehensive program fee for Connect@Wake: Shanghai is USD $1,200, which includes tuition, academic instruction, housing, meals, and evening activities.

    If you are accepted to Connect@Wake: Shanghai, you will make your program fee payment via Flywire in the same manner you pay your semester tuition to Wake Forest University.

  • Do I earn college credit for Connect@Wake: Shanghai?

    Yes, you earn one credit for successful completion of the course at Connect@Wake: Shanghai.

  • How many students participate in the course?

    Connect@Wake Shanghai participation is capped at 25 students. We will have two cohorts of 12-13 students each.

    This cohort size ensures individual student attention. The small course size provides an opportunity for students to form strong relationships and connections with the faculty, staff, and students prior to arriving in the United States.

  • Who will I meet from Wake Forest University at Connect@Wake: Shanghai?

    View the updated list of Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students who will be present at Connect@Wake: Shanghai

  • Can I have outside visitors/overnight guests during Connect@Wake: Shanghai?

    Please encourage your friends and family to give you this time without interruption. We have a very busy schedule (day and night) and cannot accommodate visitors. Overnight guests are not allowed in the Connect@Wake: Shanghai venue.

  • Can I still attend pre-orientation programs at Wake Forest?

    Yes. In fact, we expect you to arrive at Wake Forest University campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on International Student Arrival Day.

    On International Student Arrival Days, students are welcomed to Wake Forest University, set up a bank account, and register for a cell phone.

    After students complete International Student Arrival Days, they participate in a pre-orientation program and Wake Forest University Orientation. More details will be communicated to you from ISSS.

  • How will participating in Connect@Wake: Shanghai benefit me?

    Research shows that students have better academic adjustment at college when they participate in academically-focused bridge or pre-orientation programs. Additionally, students have better social experiences when they build relationships prior to arriving on campus.

    Through Connect@Wake: Shanghai, you will enhance your already strong academic writing and presentation skills so that you are better able to deepen the relationships you form with faculty, staff, and students at Wake Forest University. You will also receive important insider information about the academic norms and expectations at Wake Forest University, which differ from those at other colleges or universities in the U.S.

    As you continue in Global Connections during your first year at Wake Forest University, you will further hone these skills while engaging with student-run organizations and other campus leaders.

At a Glance

Eligibility: Rising, first-year international undergraduate students accepted to Wake Forest University


Location: Shanghai, PRC