The Boston University Shanghai Internship Program offers a semester of study and internship experience, in the vibrant and booming metropolis of Shanghai. Chinese language courses are offered at all levels and no prior coursework in Chinese is required. Students with no previous background in Chinese enroll in the eight-credit “Beginning Intensive Chinese” course. This program gives students the opportunity to experience the professional culture of China and apply their coursework in language and culture on a day-to-day basis. Internship placements vary according to students’ interests, backgrounds, previous work experience, and language ability. The program provides opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, so students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
Shanghai is an economic and cultural hub of more than 22 million people. You will learn and communicate in Mandarin and English, while being exposed to the local Shanghai dialect—just one example of the many unique languages and cultures that exist in different regions throughout the country. While in Shanghai, study the diversity and impact that international influences from all over the globe have on Chinese culture. Witness how globalization affects Shanghai and develop a greater understanding of how China’s influence is increasingly affecting the world. You have the opportunity to study on the campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), which is consistently ranked as one of the top five universities in China. SJTU is known for its academic rigor across more than 30 departments. You will take courses in English on the Xihui campus in subjects such as International Business and Relations, Political Science, Urban Studies, and more. Shanghai will be your classroom. Discover the eclectic mix of Eastern and Western influences in the city’s architecture. Explore the Yuyuan Gardens in the Old City to get a sense of Shanghai’s past. Drink at one of the city’s many tea houses. Comparative course-related excursions to Tokyo (fall) or Hong Kong (spring) put the city’s powerful global and historical influence into context.
Spend a semester or academic year in Suzhou with AIFS. Suzhou, China's equivalent of California's Silicon Valley, is a hub of global innovation. No previous Chinese language study is required. Earn 12 credits studying abroad at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), the result of an historic partnership between a Chinese and British university combining the very best of east and west to prepare you for the modern world. This China Studies Program includes courses in business, Chinese language, cultural studies, history, international relations, politics, sociology and theater.You'll live in a university residence hall with a meal allowance included. Enjoy cultural and social activities such as an introduction to Chinese painting and calligraphy, a Tai chi show, a tea ceremony, Chinese cooking classes and visits to museums, galleries, Suzhou's famous gardens and more. Excursions include a day trip to Shanghai, a day trip to Hangzhou and a day trip to Zhou Zhuang Water Town. An optional 3-day Beijing Weekend Excursion is also available.
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, thesis research and/or internships in Germany that are either independently designed or part of organized programs.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.Named after retired congressman Benjamin A. Gilman from New York, the program was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Congressman Gilman, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chairing the House Foreign Relations Committee, commented, "Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community."
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Flagship Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative promotes the study of Hindi and Urdu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Are you interested in studying abroad in the heart of China with undergraduate students from around the world while earning Duke University credit? Apply now for the Global Learning Semester for Undergraduates at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a new joint venture institution sponsored by Duke University and Wuhan University located in Kunshan, China just outside of Shanghai. Spend a semester living and learning with Chinese, US, and international students while also taking advantage of the rich historical and contemporary resources of the Shanghai region. More than a study abroad program, this Global Learning Semester program presents new ways of learning about China through exciting interdisciplinary classes in global health, business & economics, Chinese language, the humanities, as well as the physical, biological, and social sciences. Students successfully completing the program will receive Duke University course credit that can be transferred to your institution. Furthermore, students who successfully complete the DKU Global Learning Semester will be offered the opportunity to attend Duke University Summer Session in Durham, North Carolina. DKU Global Learning Semester students will emerge from this experience as international citizens with broad international perspectives and deep China insights.
NOTE: The DiversityAbroad.com Overseas Ambassador Scholarship was formerly known as the DiversityAbroad.com/AIFS Blogging Scholarship. Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer $500 scholarships for fall and spring semester. Five scholarships are available for each semester. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Click "visit website" above, or visit http://www.diversityabroad.com/overseas-ambassadors for application details and additional information.
Centrally located in the heart of Shanghai, CAPA’s Program places students in the world’s newest powerhouse. Students study at East China Normal University (ECNU) a world-renowned research university known for its beautiful campus scenes with gardens, canals, bridges, and open space. In your free time explore all the diverse things Shanghai has to offer such as famously adventurous street food, state of the art transportation, bartering at markets, etc. In Shanghai the world is at your fingertips as a business, tech, and international trade hub. As seen from the global impact of Shanghai’s economy, diversity is everywhere in the bustling city described as “The Venice of China.”
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