Alliance for Global Education: Shanghai - International Business in China

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  • Location(s): Shanghai, China
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship

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Study abroad with the Alliance in Shanghai, China! Pursue your academic interests and earn 15 credits in international business and economic development at the heart of China's commercial and finance center.Complement your coursework with visits t... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
Based on 37 Reviews
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Study abroad taught me to be comfortable in my own skin, it taught me to be kind and patient and be my own person. - Rollins College View Entire Review
Academically, I learned about China's business culture and economic state. Personally, I gained a love for traveling, appreciation for independence, am more accepting, and love meeting new people! It was so worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 30, 2016 Life Changing
International Work Experience, Cultural Competency, New Friends- Best decision of my life - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes, worthwhile. Learned culture of China in general, and how it has been transitioning under different reforms of a communist regime. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Staying smart while traveling by myself and budget. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 08, 2016 China
Don't go abroad if you want to study. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
November 29, 2015 Four Months Of Wonder
I learned that no matter how much you learn about a culture or a country, nothing compares to actually being able to experiencing it first hand. I am also amazed at how our similarities and differences unite us in such way that without realizing it, you feel like you could belong anywhere, and that our understanding of one anoth... - Kenyon College View Entire Review
I learned to travel independently in China. It was definitely worthwhile. The experience is encouraging to know because that will help me on my future travels - Smith College View Entire Review
August 28, 2015 How I Became And Adult
My experience was definitely comprehensively worthwhile. I got to meet many amazing people, and got to live truly independently for the first time. I explored and adventured, and grew up a lot. But there were components of my program that really weren't worthwhile. Most of the academics were boring and pointless, yet took up eno... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained friendships, ability to acclimate to uncomfortable situations and environment, growth in language capabilities, more knowledge of China and its culture and economy. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
May 18, 2015 China Is Awesome!
I learned Chinese. I learned how to adapt and understand a culture very different from mine. It was very worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Alliance for Global Education: Shanghai - International Business in China
I believe this was definitely one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much about a unique culture and engaged in a completely different environment. I thought culture shock would affect me negatively, but on the contrary, I loved the experience. - Rollins College View Entire Review
I gained perspective, practical skills, and understanding. I learned more about myself than I could have ever imagined and it was absolutely positively worthwhile. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Alliance for Global Education: Shanghai - International Business in China
My Chinese improved extremely fast. I know that I will certainly work in Shanghai sometime in the future. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned the Chinese culture and language, to live in Shanghai, to learn how to enjoy the little things, and to have fun. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 28, 2016 Life Changing
Going abroad forced me to become more independent. I feel more confident in exploring a new city. The improvement in my language skills are also invaluable. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned a lot of chinese and about the prospects of moving to SE Asia after college to work. it was 100% worthwile. A better investment than any of my semesters at Brandeis. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 11, 2016 Good Experience
study abroad is a great experience, regardless of what program you go with. at the end of the day it is what you make out of it! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My Chinese improved immensely. I learned a lot about myself and China. Made a lot of good friends. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about both life in China and life in a big city. I loved the fact that I could experience big city life and still gain an intimate understanding of Chinese culture at the same time! - University of Puget Sound View Entire Review
October 02, 2015 Incredible Program!
I learned a lot about myself who I am as a person and a friend. Getting thrown into an experience and learning how to be self-reliant was important for my personal development. It was worthwhile and while the classes were not the most intensive. I learned so much from my abroad experience and many of the memories I made help me ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 12, 2015 Shanghai Spring
My experience abroad was more than anything I could have expected. Never had I been more uncomfortable before, as I was in a country where I could neither understand the language fully, nor could I express myself accurately. It was as frustrating as it was immensely humbling. Alliance made my experience in Shanghai was it was, a... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
The experience was absolutely worthwhile. The people you meet from not only the US and China but from all over the world allow you to see into all cultures. The greatest thing I took from the program was adopted some of the traditional thinking that many Chinese hold which I believe has made me into a better overall person. - Shanghai University of Finance and Economics View Entire Review
Everything about traveling abroad is useful, even the negative parts. I learned so much about other Americans, Chinese people, and myself. Alliance was an excellent program and facilitated my personal growth in so many ways. - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Alliance in Shanghai, China!


  • Pursue your academic interests and earn 15 credits in international business and economic development at the heart of China's commercial and finance center.

  • Complement your coursework with visits to Chinese and multi-national enterprises, plus a capstone research project that allows you to meaningfully explore a topic of interest. 

  • Build your resume with an internship at a Chinese or multi-national company or NGO focusing on areas such as economic development, health education, software development, real estate, the arts, and publishing.

  • Enrich your understanding of China's role in the global marketplace through a targeted field study trip to Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong Province.

In the last century, Shanghai has experienced exponential growth from its origins as a colonial trading port to a bustling international metropolis and global financial hub. Today, the home of China's first free trade zone attracts an international population with its fast-paced industry and cosmopolitan vibe. With rapidly expanding industrial, commercial, and service sectors, Shanghai serves as an ideal field of study for students wishing to explore China's rapidly changing business environment and the global networks in which it plays an ever more strategic role.

Visit our website for more information about our International Business in China program, including course syllabi, co-curricular activities, student housing, and previous internship placements.

Contact a program graduate to learn about the Alliance experience through a student's eyes!

Apply now! One business course and one economics course - or two economics courses, if your school does not offer business courses - are required prior to arrival in China. Submit an application for one of the Alliance's need-based scholarships at the same time as you apply for your study abroad program.

Consider extending your semester abroad on our Summer in Shanghai program!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Economics
  • Asian Studies
  • Business Administration and Management
  • International Relations
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • East Asian Studies
  • Chinese Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2007
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Alliance for Global Education Scholarships

The Alliance for Global Education was formed with the vision of opening study abroad destinations in Asia to an ever-growing and more diverse U.S. undergraduate population. In this vein, we are pleased to offer scholarships to students who attend Alliance programs in China or India and demonstrate financial need. The maximum award amount is $4,500 per student for the fall and spring terms and $2,500 per student for the summer term. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

$500 - $4,500

Deadlines:
Scholarship applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the same deadline as your Alliance program applications: March 1 for summer programs; April 15 for fall programs; and November 1 for spring programs.

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be eligible for an Alliance scholarship, you must have applied for financial aid through your home school. Students seeking financial aid should also speak with the study abroad and financial aid offices at their home institutions about taking scholarships and federal aid with them while studying overseas.

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