IFSA/Alliance: 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 Institute for Study Abroad 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 course... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 23 Reviews
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Yes it was. I learned a lot about myself and the culture - Trinity University View Entire Review
Completely worthwhile - Bentley University View Entire Review
The language program was strong, Shanghai was amazing. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about adapting to a new culture very different from my own and about living in a country where they don't speak English. I thought that the experience was very worthwhile. - Bentley University View Entire Review
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I learned a lot. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was amazing, loved shanghai, loved SUFE, loved everything. Chinese improved lots, China culture understanding improved tons - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Shanghai that I could not have previously read about. Academically, I learned a lot about the economic development and the business environment in China. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My language skills improved dramatically and I discovered I do really want to live abroad. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The knowledge of being able to live and thrive abroad. The ability to fully tackle learning Chinese. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Yes it was definitely worthwhile, I learned a lot about the culture and the language. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I significantly improved my speaking and listening skills in Chinese. This is a worthy progress because learning Chinese was one of my main objectives in this study abroad. I also learned many aspects of Chinese cultures and societies through my interactions with my roommates and friends. I realized many distinction between US a... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Overall, I think it was worth the trip to see China. It was my first time to China and I was able to see how fast China is growing economically first hand and also experience some of their culture. - Rice University View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad 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.


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

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Plus, any student attending a public institution or an MSI (minority serving institution) is automatically eligible for either the IFSA State School Grant or the IFSA MSI Grant. Both are worth $2,000 off the program price.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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