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CET Shanghai

Outstanding Faculty

Chinese studies faculty teach your electives. They typically hold, or are working towards, a PhD in their field, and have experience either teaching or researching in the United States.

Chinese language instructors are seasoned teachers, hand-picked by CET from the host university. Most instructors have graduate degrees in Chinese or Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and experience teaching US students.

Full-Time, Bilingual, On-Site Staff

Academic staff ensure that you and your classes are a good fit. They direct the curriculum, manage the faculty, and monitor courses. Do you have particular learning needs? Do you need advice for keeping up with the class pace? The academic staff is there to help.

Programming staff help you get the most out of the program. They handle housing, excursions, and day-to-day logistics, and are trained in emergency prevention and management. Got an issue with your internship? Need to see a doctor? Just want someone to talk to? The programming staff are your best resource.

Jeremy Friedlein

Jeremy is a specialist in program management, student management, out-of-classroom learning and student internship programs. He has lived in China since 1995 and has worked in the field of study abroad since 1999. Jeremy has served as a resident director at three CET programs: C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China, Hangzhou Summer Immersion and Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing. He has served as the Director of CET Shanghai since the program’s launch in 2008. In May of 2007, the city of Hangzhou named Jeremy one of the city’s top ten young talents. Jeremy is the first foreigner to receive this award. Jeremy holds a BA in China Studies from North Carolina State University.

Jeremy Friedlein

Director

Nova Shao
Nova is a Shanghai native and has worked for US-based study abroad programs in Shanghai since 2007. Nova holds a BA in Sociology from East China Normal University and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen. Nova loves introducing students to her native city and helping them develop closer relationships with their Chinese roommates.

Nova Shao

Resident Director

Zhang Xinjun
Zhang Xinjun graduated from Shanghai Normal University with a BA degree in Event Economy & Management. Xinjun enjoys traveling and before joining CET, worked within the field of tourism. Xinjun loves helping CET students assimilate into local life and enjoy their time in China.

Zhang Xinjun

Office Manager

Qu Zheng
Qu Zheng graduated from Beijing Normal University where she received her MA in Applied Linguistics and BA in History, with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature. She lectured in the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University from 2007 to 2011. She has served as lead instructor at several summer language programs including Princeton in Beijing (PIB) and CET Hangzhou. She has also served as a contributing editor for university-level Chinese textbooks published and adopted by Princeton University. She has taught a wide variety of Chinese classes from beginning to advanced level. Qu Zheng joined CET Shanghai in 2012.

Qu Zheng

Director of Language Instruction

Jenny He
Jenny, a Shanghai native, graduated from Shanghai International Studies University in 2011 with a degree in English. She served 3 years at PCHome.com as a Manager’s Assistant and 1 year at JD.com as a Team Manager, and this fast-paced private-sector experience gave Jenny an uncanny knack for finding unique new internships. Jenny also loves teaching children and cooking Shanghainese cuisine.

Jenny He

Internship Program Manager