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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/30/2020 12/13/2020
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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 OverviewCIEE Shangai Global Context

Perched on the banks of the Huangpu River and the East China Sea, Shanghai is China’s largest city by population, and a global hub of culture, commerce, and finance. Massively redeveloped over the past 20 years, the city boasts many of the world’s latest and greatest. The list includes: uber-tall buildings stretching up in the new financial district and the world’s fastest-growing rapid-transit system featuring the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train.

Program Focus

The China in Global Context Program lets students dig-in to the history, culture, language, and economic prowess of China. Language courses focus on rapid language acquisition, designed to move students ahead at least two levels in all four Chinese language skills. The program is open to students with no language experience as well as those with superior proficiency, although it is not intended for native Chinese speakers. One semester of college-level Chinese area studies is recommended.

Gain an in-depth understanding of China and experience China firsthand with study abroad in Shanghai, one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Take courses in English at CIEE Global Institute – Shanghai and accelerate your Mandarin skills while exploring colonial history, foreign policy, political development, and social issues that have impeded or given rise to modern China. Those with advanced Mandarin proficiency may take a course taught in Chinese. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

FACT SHEET
Education Abroad Advisor Make an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!
Get Started Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session
Program Provider CIEE
Program Dates Current CIEE Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Business
  • Chinese
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • History
  • International Studies
Credits Students enroll in 23 - 24 quarter credits per semester
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  Chinese/English
Host Country Language  Chinese
Housing Homestays, 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 Requirements One semester of college-level Chinese area studies is recommended. Students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macao, please contact an Advisor for details.
Program Fee Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

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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