BU Shanghai Staff

Zoe Ho

Zoe Ho, Director

As the Director of Shanghai Programs, Zoe Ho oversees all aspects of the study abroad site and program including the curriculum, faculty and staff, internships, excursions and other cultural activities, student life, health and safety, operating budgets, and relationships with institutions and organizations directly related to the program operations. She also supports the BU Study Abroad Executive Director and staff on the development of new program initiatives.

Beginning in 2008, Dr. Ho served with BU’s School of Hospitality Administration as an assistant professor. Her instruction focused on the subject areas of lodging operations, tourism development in China, cost controls, and finance for the hospitality industry. She also taught for two years at a private university in Taiwan. Before teaching, Dr. Ho worked in several international chain hotels for more than eight years in Taiwan. Her industry experience included working in various departments, such as accounting, front office, executive office, room sales, and banquet.

Dr. Ho received her bachelor’s degree in business administration at Tamkang University in Taiwan; her master’s degree in hospitality management at Florida International University; and her PhD in hospitality administration from Texas Tech University. In 2011, Dr. Ho participated in the BU/CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) faculty exchange program to conduct research in Beijing, China.


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Zhao Yue, Language Coordinator

Zhao Yue earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Xi’an University of Science and Technology in 2009.  After graduation, she decided to specialize in the field of language teaching  and become a Chinese language teacher.  In 2012, she gained her Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from South China Normal University in Guangzhou.   Zhao Yue taught Chinese  for Princeton University’s  Beijing Intensive Immersion Program in 2011 before joining BU Study Abroad in the summer of 2012.  The following year she was promoted to Language Coordinator and is now responsible for managing the Chinese classes and faculty at the BU Shanghai Center.


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Li Mingyan, Program Coordinator

Shanghai native Li Mingyan studied International Relations as an undergraduate at Fudan University and then continued her education in this speciality at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.  After earning her master’s degree and living for six years in the United States, she returned to Shanghai in 2010 to begin her career in the field of educational programming and human resources management, before joining BU Study Abroad in summer 2014.  As program coordinator, Mingyan plans and leads student life and cultural educational activities for the BU Shanghai Programs.  She will guide you to excellent adventures!


Lily Mao

Lily Mao, Office Coordinator

Lily Mao joined BU Shanghai office in February 2017. She has more than 15 years experience in administrative supporting role in many multinational companies including Monsanto, Universal Studios, Hachette Filipacchi Media, and Wyeth. Being a Shanghainese, Lily is an expert about everyday living in Shanghai.

Lily’s role in Shanghai Programs is to support the office operations. Her job includes expense reporting, petty cash reimbursement, personnel records filing, and assisting any staff and student when they need. Lily enjoys cooking and travelling.