China’s growing economic significance and influence (it’s the world’s second-largest economy), social complexity and political importance make it a unique place to study, and the relationship between the U.S. and China will have a vital impact on the evolution of global governance and the world’s future.
With many ethnic groups represented, China offers a multicultural environment for eye-opening cultural experiences and an introduction to different perspectives. And with a history of civilization of almost 5,000 years, China offers amazing places of cultural and historic importance for you to explore –from the imperial capital of Beijing and the iconic skyline of Shanghai to the stunning landscapes and diverse communities of China’s interior provinces.
By studying abroad in China you will learn about Chinese language and culture, and you will develop a strong international network – setting yourself apart from others in a global marketplace.
Our program center is located in the university district of Shanghai, surrounded by an international student community as well as a dynamic and vibrant urban environment. You can take advantage of the center’s strong student services and health and safety supports with a dedicated staff team. The center offers a strong language program, small class sizes, and high academic standards.
Enjoy Academic Choices
You’ll have a variety of courses and subjects to choose from — international business, public health, urbanization and city development, and more – so you’ll be able to fulfill your academic requirements at home. Program themes are built on location strengths and faculty expertise to maximize your experience. Outside the classroom, you can pursue rigorous language study, take on a capstone research project, or intern with a local NGO or international company.
Pursue an Internship
Participating in a China-related internship may be one of the reasons you’re considering studying in China, and you’ll find many opportunities to fulfill this goal. For example, you can study the Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia’s financial center through the International Business program. You’ll participate in special activities and experiential study trips that provide a firsthand view of China’s rapidly changing business environment.
Experience an Integrative Learning Experience
You can choose to live with a roommate or pair up with a language partner from a local university, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with peers, engage with local communities, and gain new perspectives. On-site field research experiences will help you build your language abilities and gain from local resources. And since China is one of the most popular destinations for study abroad, you’ll be able to meet students from all over the world while studying in Shanghai.
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