Accommodation is provided from Saturday 23 November to Sunday 15 December 2013 (ie you are expected to checkout no later than the morning of the 15th). Students who wish to arrive earlier or depart later can generally be accommodated at ECUPL at an additional cost.

All students, including Chinese nationals, must stay in the accommodation provided by ECUPL. This is a requirement of the course. Students are not permitted to stay with family or friends or to otherwise arrange their own accommodation under any circumstances.

Participants are accommodated in the Guest House of the International Exchange Center on the ECUPL campus. All rooms have heating and television, and are serviced daily. Linen, blankets and towels are provided and a basic laundry service is available at a small cost.

There are two types of room:

  • Basic rooms accommodate two people per room and have shared bathroom facilities.
  • Standard rooms (twin share or single) have private bathrooms.

Most of the rooms in the building are standard rooms. There are only a few basic rooms. Persons of different gender may share rooms only if they are married couples.

Please note that while we will try to provide students with single rooms when requested, this may not always be possible and will depend on the total number of students enrolled in the course.

The use of electrical appliances for cooking purposes and electric blankets are prohibited. The rooms do not have cooking facilities. Breakfasts and lunches are provided at the Guest House.

Students are required to observe the rules of ECUPL. Any breakage or damage to property is the responsibility of the student causing the damage and must be paid for prior to departure.

Please note that a deposit is payable by each student on arrival for room keys (this was RMB100 in 2012) and will be refunded on departure.

Getting around

The Winter School is conducted on the old campus of ECUPL which is located in the Changning District of Shanghai city adjoining Suzhou Creek and Zhongshan Park, just 20 minutes from the French Concession and city centre.

The campus is situated on the north side of Zhongshan Park. On the south side of the park is the Zhongshan Park Metro Station which is located on Metro Line 2. This line takes you direct to Nanjing Rd and People’s Square and to Longyang Rd Station where you can connect with the high-speed Maglev train (which has a top speed of 430km/h) to Pudong International Airport. Travel by metro is cheap and efficient with trains arriving every few minutes. Station signs, announcements and automatic ticket machines are all in Chinese and English which makes metro travel very easy and stress-free for non-Chinese speakers.

There is a small supermarket on campus where you can purchase food, drinks, toiletries, stationery supplies and international phone cards. They also offer a printing and photocopying service.

The Cloud Nine Shopping Centre is located to the west of Zhongshan Park and there you will find many boutiques and restaurants, a cinema and ATMs. There is also a large Carrefour supermarket.