Program Details

Examine urban planning, green technology, and contemporary 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 urban culture by living with a C
Location:
Shanghai, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Shanghai as a 21st century city represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored regionally, nationally and globally. With a rapidly growing population, rising lifestyle expectations, and continuing industrial production, Shanghai serves as an ideal location for students wishing to explore questions of sustainability and urbanization.

Examine urban planning, green technology, and contemporary 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 urban culture by living with a Chinese roommate. Complete a capstone research project that you can leverage for future career or academic goals. Complement and contextualize your understanding of China’s largest metropolis through a field study trip that explores China’s social, economic, and geographic diversity.

The program price includes tuition and fees, housing, pre-departure materials, guidance on applying for a visa, orientation, cell phone, weekly activities, field study trip and/or long weekend trip varying by term and program, textbooks, the services of a full-time resident staff, and medical and evacuation insurance. Visit our website for a breakdown of estimated additional expenses.
Setting Description:
In the last century Shanghai has experienced exponential growth from its origins as a colonial trading port to a bustling international metropolis and global financial hub. It is the place to be to witness the cultural transformation of modern China, as well as to observe the economic and social disparities that remain.

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