Program Details

The Lexia in Shanghai Journalism and Urbanization program emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach and draws on journalistic perspectives to help students grasp the historical, social, and cultural context of China as well as give them an understanding of
Location:
Shanghai, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
A focus on urbanization through the lens of Shanghai allows us to raise at once a host of pressing questions related to China’s path of development, the lessons to be learned for other developing societies, and the shape of our common future. The curriculum will raise questions of sustainability, poverty reduction, civil society, internal migration, the role of women and changing societal values.

The Lexia in Shanghai Journalism and Urbanization program emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach and draws on journalistic perspectives to help students grasp the historical, social, and cultural context of China as well as give them an understanding of the broader issues of the field.

Setting Description:
As one of Asia’s most sought-after destinations, Shanghai is a magnet for adventurers. The city holds a special fascination for foreign visitors, particularly during this time of great economic and social transformation in China. With over twenty million people, Shanghai serves as the gateway to the Changjiang (Yangtze) River basin and is poised to become the new global financial center of East Asia, eclipsing Hong Kong and other nearby power centers. With its lively, bustling major thoroughfares, and cultural history in art, music, theater, ballet, opera, and cinema, Shanghai provides a dynamic and exciting laboratory for Lexia students to study the new China and its move toward reforms.
Cost:
Summer Total: $5,495 Semester Total: $14,950 Academic Year: $26,950

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