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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 11/01/2021 02/01/2022 05/20/2022
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 3.00 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Chinese (Mandarin)
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student Apartments
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: Anthropology, Art, Chinese, East Asian Studies, Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Politics and International Affairs, Sociology, Urban Studies
Program Description:
 21st Century City                                                                             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 study international trade or sustainable urbanization? Shanghai is your city.

Program Highlights
  • Examine urban planning, international relations, and contemporary Chinese society through 15 credits of coursework in a 21st century mega-city that is both a laboratory and model of urbanization. 
  • Enrich your study of Chinese language and youth culture by living with a Chinese roommate.
  • Complete a capstone research project that you can leverage for future career or academic goals.
  • Participate in weekly cultural activities to explore another side of Shanghai. These may include cooking classes, tours of manufacturing facilities, or visits to farming communities in Shanghai’s suburbs. 
  • Complement and contextualize your understanding of China’s largest metropolis through a field study trip that explores China’s social, economic, and geographic diversity.

**Important Note: No credits earned on this program will be applied towards the Chinese Language and Culture major or minor, per the Chinese department's policies.** 

Please speak to your Study Abroad Advisor to discuss programs that the Chinese department has approved for Major and Minor credit