FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD

China

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.

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IFSA Study in Shanghai: International Business
Shanghai,
China

YOUR TICKET TO ASIA’S FINANCIAL HEADQUARTERS

As China’s financial epicenter, Shanghai is a fascinating place to explore international business, economic development, marketing, finance, and more. Put theory into context with corporate visits and internships at Chinese and multi-national companies. These experiences not only give you a front row seat to this nation’s rapidly changing business environment—they also stand out on a resume. 


Enhance your professional communication skills with an elective specially geared for business. Team up with a Chinese university student for a couple of hours of casual, social language practice each week.


Looking for a different focus in Shanghai? Explore IFSA Study in Shanghai: Social Sciences, IFSA Study in Shanghai: Intensive Chinese Language, and IFSA Study in Shanghai: Public Health. And for maximum flexibility, explore IFSA Study in Shanghai, with no required courses.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,575
$ 16,575
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Study in Shanghai: Public Health
Shanghai,
China

SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DEEP TRADITIONS COLLIDE WITH RAPID DEVELOPMENT 

When you live in the world’s most populous country, public health has different dimensions and challenges. And that makes Shanghai an intriguing place to see how social, economic, and political currents shape public policy for family planning, senior health, rural health, and more. In this rapidly changing city, you can also dig into a special interest like traditional Chinese medicine or environmental health. Bring academic lessons to life and make your resume stand out with an internship at a think tank, nonprofit, or consulting firm. 


Ideal for students of health, premed, global and public health, public policy, Asian studies, social services, and more. Maximize your Shanghai experience by teaming up with a Chinese university student for a couple of hours of casual language practice each week.


Looking for a different focus in Shanghai? Explore IFSA Study in Shanghai: International Business, IFSA Study in Shanghai: Social Sciences, and IFSA Study in Shanghai: Intensive Chinese Language, And for maximum flexibility, explore IFSA Study in Shanghai, with no required courses.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,575
$ 16,575
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Study in Shanghai: Social Sciences
Shanghai,
China

EXPLORE THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF RAPID ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

What’s it like to watch a city develop at an unprecedented pace? Shanghai is the place to find out. Explore this cosmopolitan metropolis as you dig into sustainable urbanization, economic reform, Chinese politics, foreign policy, and more. Boost your language skills by teaming up with a Chinese university student for a couple of hours of casual practice each week—communication is the key to getting even more from your time in Shanghai. 


For a different focus in this forward-looking city, check out IFSA Study in Shanghai: International Business, IFSA Study in Shanghai: Intensive Chinese Language, and IFSA Study in Shanghai: Public Health. And for maximum flexibility, explore IFSA Study in Shanghai, with no required courses.


Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,575
$ 16,575
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Study in Shanghai: Intensive Chinese Language
Shanghai,
China

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA Study in Shanghai track for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022.


ADVANCE ON THE DOUBLE IN A CITY THAT’S REACHING FOR THE FUTURE

If you’re eager to make rapid gains in Chinese language, this program is for you. With 20 hours of weekly instruction, a 24/7 language pledge, and a family homestay option, real progress is in your reach. Along with stronger language skills that create a solid foundation for many international careers, you’ll get an authentic sense of local culture and values by sharing meals and traditions with Shanghai citizens and exploring a fascinating city where skyscrapers and temples share the landscape. 


Popular among students majoring in Chinese language and Asian studies.


Looking for a different focus in Shanghai? Explore IFSA Study in Shanghai: International Business, IFSA Study in Shanghai: Social Sciences, and IFSA Study in Shanghai: Public Health. And for maximum flexibility, explore IFSA Study in Shanghai, with no required courses. 

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,575
$ 16,575
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Summer in Shanghai
Shanghai,
China
Spend your summer in China’s largest city and financial center while enriching your appreciation of Chinese culture. Whether you focus on your language skills with extensive Chinese language offerings or fulfill degree requirements in business or politics, Shanghai is the ideal destination to pursue your goals and deepen your understanding of China’s rise on the world stage. 

During your Summer in Shanghai, customize your study abroad experience by taking a single class during the four-week Session 1 or take a single class during the four-week Session 2. You can also extend your studies by enrolling in both Session 1 and Session 2. Combine study with an internship by enrolling in Summer in Shanghai Session 1 followed by the eight-week Summer Internship in Shanghai program. 

 
Term
Summer
Est. cost
$ 3,995
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Summer Internships in Shanghai
Shanghai,
China
If you are looking for a summer internship experience in one of the world’s most relevant cities, Shanghai is the destination for you. As China’s largest city and financial center, Shanghai offers a massive landscape of business opportunities to explore. Develop intercultural and professional skills for your future while gaining important work experience. Available for English speakers, the internship offers the chance to practice Chinese-language skills without the stress of communicating full-time in Chinese in a business setting.  

Enhance your learning and develop marketable skills with an eight-week Summer Internship in Shanghai. You can start your internship in late May (Session 1) or late June (Session 2), whichever works best for your schedule. You can also combine study with an internship by enrolling in the four-week Summer in Shanghai Session 1 followed by the eight-week Summer Internship in Shanghai (Session 2) program.


 
Term
Summer
Est. cost
$ 5,995
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Study in Shanghai
Shanghai,
China

OUR MOST FLEXIBLE PROGRAM LETS YOU BE THE ARCHITECT 

Choose your own ideal academic mix in this forward-looking city, where iconic skyscrapers—and the people in them—are always reaching for record heights. Shanghai, one of the world’s most populated cities, is a major hub for finance, technology, research, manufacturing, and transport. That makes this uber-populated city one inspiring place to explore a potential career, dig into a field of study, and of course, step into a culture with ancient roots on the other side of the planet. 


Your academic options are as varied as the city’s fabled architecture, which spans the spectrum from Buddhist temples to art deco hotels and theatres to ultra-modern Shanghai Tower and Pearl Tower. Beyond the classroom, options for field excursions, internships, language partners, and more make it easy to see theory come to life, learn by doing, and get to know the people of Shanghai. 


Looking for a specific focus? Check out our other Shanghai options: IFSA Study in Shanghai: International Business, IFSA Study in Shanghai: Social Sciences, IFSA Study in Shanghai: Intensive Chinese Language, and IFSA Study in Shanghai: Public Health.


Whatever you choose, a Shanghai experience is sure to nudge you out of the familiar, spurring new thoughts, and encouraging growth. 

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,575
$ 16,575
GPA
2.00

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