Dear Prospective Students and Families,
It is with great pleasure that I bring you greetings from Geneva College, an American university. In 2016,
we started our “International Freshman Program” in cooperation with Shanghai Zizhu International
Education Park and Shanghai New Channel International School in order to provide an international
liberal arts college program that has distinctive, high quality characteristics.
Since its founding in 1848, Geneva College has become renowned for its rigorous academic standards,
small class sizes, and pleasant location in the United States. Geneva has earned a fine reputation for its
excellent liberal arts and professional programs from English, communication studies, political science,
and history to engineering, biology, business, accounting, chemistry, and education, among many
A liberal arts college education in the United States is a unique program of four-year undergraduate
studies and is renowned as the essence of education that the country is proud of. The focus of liberal
arts education is on developing a student’s potential in order to achieve the intellectual and moral
development of the whole person to equip students well for service to God and neighbor
During the first two semesters of this program in Shanghai, our students will enjoy courses taught by
native speakers of English who are Geneva College faculty, modern facilities, abundant educational
resources, and a variety of social and sports activities. By completing two semesters of coursework in
Shanghai and one summer on Geneva College’s campus in North America, students will earn the same
number of course credits as college freshmen in the United States. The program we are offering
students in Shanghai will streamline their transition from being a student in China, to enrolling as a
university student in the United States. It will help them to adapt to the American liberal arts education
system and American culture so they are fully prepared for the transition.
I strongly believe that this dynamic academic, innovative, practical, and high-quality program will assist
students in making a smooth transition from high school in China to the higher education environment
in the United States.
Last but not least, I offer you my very best wishes for your future success and hope that you will choose
to join us for your future study as a student of Geneva College (Shanghai).