Shanghai offers students an unparalleled opportunity to experience China in a city undergoing economic rebirth and revitalization - the best place to witness the cultural transformation of modern China. Students in this program can choose the Contemporary Chinese Society and Language Track 1 (requiring no prior language study) or the Intensive Chinese Language Track 2 for students who have completed one year of Chinese language study. In each track, students take a course in contemporary Chinese society and culture; students in the first track can also elect to take an additional course in politics, economic development or Sino-U.S. relations. Students share an apartment with a Chinese roommate, allowing them to adapt more quickly to student culture, while engaging in language and cultural exchange.
Junior or Senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred. One year of Chinese language study required for Track 2.
15 credits (Track 1) or 18 credits (Track 2).
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in a new apartment building adjacent to campus and may cook their own meals or eat at a campus cafeteria.
Students pay tuition plus $3000 program fee.