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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Alliance for Global Education 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 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.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Ernberger, Monica
Program Director:
Ernberger, Monica
Housing Options: Homestay Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Host Country Language: Chinese
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes
Sponsor:
IFSA-Butler
Program Description:
Study Abroad in ShanghaiAlliance Logo Crop with the Alliance:
Intensive Chinese Language
                       shanghai

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 become immersed in a globally-minded population? Shanghai is your city.

Program Highlights
  • Rapidly improve your Chinese language skills through a rigorous 15 credit course load dedicated solely to language acquisition.
  • Build your practical language skills through volunteer opportunities, NGO visits, and a Chinese-only language pledge.
  • Live with a host family to promote language immersion and gain an in-depth understanding of Chinese family dynamics and traditions.
  • Take your language skills outside of the city and discover the many realities and language inflections that exist in China through a week-long field study trip.

Take the Next Step
  • Visit our website for more information about our Intensive Chinese Language program in Shanghai, including previous course syllabi, housing arrangements, and co-curricular activities. 
  • Contact your Student Services Manager at 800-858-0229 or http://studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org
  • Apply now! Two previous semesters of Chinese language study are required. Consider submitting an application for one of the Alliance's need-based scholarships at the same time as you apply for your study abroad program.

Interested in studying Chinese language in Shanghai over the summer instead? Check out our Summer in Shanghai program!
 


PLEASE BE AWARE that most IFSA-Butler programs are "hybrid" programs, with some credits earned from IFSA-Butler University and some from the host university. IFSA issues a single Butler University transcript with all of your courses and grades, but If you take courses from both IFSA-Butler and the host school you will need transcripts from both schools in order to receive transfer credit for all of your courses.

IFSA-Butler scholarship information: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/services/scholarships.html