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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
Program Description:

Public Health Policy and Practice 





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. Know for its fast-paced business culture and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of communities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world.



Program Highlights
Program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates to delve deeply into meaningful research projects of their own design in the capital of the world's most populous country.
  • Students conceptualize, conduct and present a substantial piece of research relevant to the burgeoning field of public health.
  • Each research project takes place within the practical context of a local organization and provides opportunities for  community engagement
  • Regular meetings with faculty guides in subject area to discuss formation and execution of research plans.
  • Inquiry process supported by the Alliance network of local experts including social activists, health educators, doctors, business leaders, and policymakers. Students can take part in a full schedule of excursions , events and lectures all designed to enhance their understanding of China and the historical and modern influences that impact its culture and people.
  • Explore the capital and benefit from visits to Beijing's art districts, lectures on China's environmental protection policies or workshops on Chinese food Culture.


**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