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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Summer, Winter-Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2021 05/14/2021

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:
 


Program OverviewUSAC Shanghai

Once a sleepy fishing town, Shanghai is now the hallmark of China’s booming economy. It is the perfect place for you to learn about the business environment of East Asia and study Chinese language. Mandarin is the official/standard dialect used in China, and Shanghai is a great place to practice it outside of class. While learning Chinese language and business logistics during the week, you will be able to take in dozens of art exhibitions, sport competitions, movies, museums, musical events, nightclubs, and more.

Program Focus

The Shanghai program offers an intensive language approach that allows you to complete up to one year of university foreign language coursework in only one semester. You may combine courses from the following subject areas: International Business and Intensive Chinese Language. These subject areas are not exclusive of one another so you may combine courses for up to a total of 27 quarter credits per program period. You can also choose to complete an internship, which provides an unmatched opportunity to practice your language skills and gain international business experience. You may choose to study for one semester or a full year. However, the academic courses are only a part of the value of the program. Participation in field trips, campus activities, and experiencing residential student life on campus also form an integral part of the program.

During the summer, students can enroll in up to 9 quarter credits in Shanghai. The program is ideal for students with an interest in China, but not a lot of experience with either the language or the culture. However, courses are also available for students with 2 years of college level Chinese. Summer language courses are intensive, with 5 to 9 quarter credits of Chinese taught in a five-week session. In addition, students can also engage in coursework related to international business, management, marketing, or political science.

FACT SHEET
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Program Provider USAC
Program Dates Current USAC Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with USAC = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with USAC = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Chinese
  • Economics
  • International Studies
  • Marketing
  • Management
Credits Students enroll in 24 - 27 quarter credits per semester. 
During the summer, students enroll in up to 9 quarter credits.
Language of Instruction  Chinese/English
Host Country Language  Chinese
Housing Residence Halls
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Price USAC Fees
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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
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