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Fact Sheet:
Candice Snowden
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Asian Studies, Chinese Language & Literature, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Nutrition, Political Science, Public Health
Language(s) of Instruction:
Chinese, English
Language Prerequisite:
0 College-Level Semester
Language Credits Available:
3 credits
Program Provider:
Alliance for Global Education
Program Type:
Internship (Part), Study Abroad
In Classes With:
All US Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Undergraduate Credits
Program Description:

Study in Shanghai with the Alliance

Public Health Policy and Practice

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. Know for its fast-paced business culture and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of communities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world.

Program Highlights
Program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates to delve deeply into meaningful research projects of their own design in the capital of the world's most populous country.
  • Students conceptualize, conduct and present a substantial piece of research relevant to the burgeoning field of public health.
  • Each research project takes place within the practical context of a local organization and provides opportunities for  community engagement
  • Regular meetings with faculty guides in subject area to discuss formation and execution of research plans.
  • Inquiry process supported by the Alliance network of local experts including social activists, health educators, doctors, business leaders, and policymakers. Students can take part in a full schedule of excursions , events and lectures all designed to enhance their understanding of China and the historical and modern influences that impact its culture and people.
  • Explore the capital and benefit from visits to Beijing's art districts, lectures on China's environmental protection policies or workshops on Chinese food Culture.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.