BU Shanghai Staff
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.
Zhu Yu, Office Manager
Zhu Yu has made her career in the fields of human resources and accounting, with a specialization in dealing with foreign firms in China. She is the manager of the BU Shanghai office and keeps our staff and office functioning in many ways, from pay checks to contracts to business regulations to tax issues. As a 上海人, her local knowledge is often invaluable and she’s happy to share it with students. When not busy handling our office affairs, Zhu Yu enjoys traveling.
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.
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. In addition to her cross-cultural knowledge, she’s also an accomplished translator and free-lance writer who’s frequently published in ELLE China and other magazines. 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!