The GEC (Global Educatio Center) / ISO (International Students Office) provides advising, programs, services, and support to all international students of ECNU. Its responsibilities include establishing policies concerning the management of international students and to organize, supervise as well as coordinate the training of management work in school. ISO is composed of four departments: Admission Office, Student Life and Support Office, Projects Office, and Teaching Affairs Office.
International student education is an important direction in Fudan University's turn towards internationalization. Fudan was one of the first universities to accept foreign exchange students since the Communist Revolution. Fudan was the first university in the nation to found an exchange student center in 2003, and the whole school worked towards establishing exchanges. It was the first school in the nation to promote uniformity in management of study for foreign students, establishing a foreign exchange student education system that links Fudan with the world while still according with the conditions of development in China. Fudan University has the largest international student population in China's comprehensive universities. Every year around 7,000 person/time international students from 120 countries and regions study at Fudan. 42% of the international students and about 3,000 persons are here for degree programs and the rest are for non-degree or exchange programs. Among all the international students, over 1,000 of them are master or doctor candidates and over 1,900 are bachelor candidates, up to 14.8% of the total international student population. There are 15