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Advisor: Candice Snowden Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Architecture and Design, Asian Studies, Chinese Language & Literature, Culture, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology Program Options: Independent Study, Internship Credits
Key Word Search: Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary, Program Scholarships Available, Urban Studies Language(s) of Instruction: Chinese, English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Provider: IFSA Butler
Program Type: Study Abroad Summer Program Duration: 8 weeks
In Classes With: All US Students Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore
Housing: Apartment
Program Description:

 Study Abroad in CHINA with IFSA

 
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  21st Century City 
                                                                                



About the Program

Witness history in the making as Shanghai continues to develop at an unprecedented pace. With this cosmopolitian city as your classroom, you can explore issues of sustainable urbanization, economic reforms, or Chinese politics and foreign policy while living with Chinese roommates and studying Chinese Language. 

About Shanghai

Shanghai has grown exponentially in the last hundred years—from a colonial trading port to a massive international metropolis with a population of 24 million. Known for its fast-paced industry and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of commodities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world. Want to study international trade or sustainable urbanization? Shanghai is your city.

Program Benefits
 
  •  Examine urban planning, international relations, and contemporary Chinese society through 15 credits of coursework in a 21st century mega-city that is both a laboratory and model of urbanization. 
  • Enrich your study of Chinese language and youth culture by living with a Chinese roommate.
  • Complete a capstone research project that you can leverage for future career or academic goals.
  • Participate in weekly cultural activities to explore another side of Shanghai. These may include cooking classes, tours of manufacturing facilities, or visits to farming communities in Shanghai’s suburbs. 
  • Complement and contextualize your understanding of China’s largest metropolis through a field study trip that explores China’s social, economic, and geographic diversity.

Scholarships

IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

Take the Next Step
 

Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone: 800- 858-0229
studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org

 
 



If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please meet with an Education Abroad Peer Advisor:
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Education Abroad Advising Center
70 Butterfield Terrace 
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Learning Commons 
Du Bois Library
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies 02/13/2019 06/08/2019
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.