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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Dorm/Residence Hall, Local host family Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Architecture, Communication, Comparative Studies, Department of Educational Studies, Design, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Economics, Education and Human Ecology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environment and Natural Resources, International Studies, Plant Pathology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third Party Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman
Click here for a definition of this term International Component: In-person
Program Description:
Summer in Shanghai
IFSA - SUMMER IN SHANGHAI
Geotag  Shanghai, China

WHY STUDY IN SHANGHAI
Shanghai has grown exponentially in the past hundred years—from an early trading port to a massive international metropolis with a population of 24 million. Known for its fast-paced businesses and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of commodities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world. Find your home in a vibrant, student-friendly neighborhood, with our program center just around the corner from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.  

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Spend your summer in China’s largest city and financial center while enriching your appreciation of Chinese culture. Whether you focus on your language skills with extensive Chinese language offerings or fulfill degree requirements in business or politics, Shanghai is the ideal destination to pursue your goals and deepen your understanding of China’s rise on the world stage. 

During your Summer in Shanghai, customize your study abroad experience by taking a single class during the four-week Session 1 or take a single class during the four-week Session 2. You can also extend your studies by enrolling in both Session 1 and Session 2. Combine study with an internship by enrolling in Summer in Shanghai (Session 1) followed by the eight-week Summer Internship in Shanghai (Session 2) program. 

Session 1 Classes
  • Sino-U.S. Relations
  • International Finance
  • Chinese Language
    • Beginning Chinese I
    • Beginning Chinese II
    • Intermediate Chinese I
    • Intermediate Chinese II
    • Advanced Chinese I
    • Advanced Chinese II
    • Advanced Chinese III
    • Advanced Chinese IV

Session 2 Classes
  • China: Economic Giant
  • City and Environment
  • Chinese Language
    • Beginning Chinese I
    • Beginning Chinese II
    • Intermediate Chinese I
    • Intermediate Chinese II
    • Advanced Chinese I
    • Advanced Chinese II
    • Advanced Chinese III
    • Advanced Chinese IV
Please visit Summer in Shanghai for complete class descriptions and syllabi. 

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included:
  • West Bank Gallery Walk: Learn how art fosters international exchange during a guided walk along the Cultural Corridor riverfront in West Bund, visiting art galleries featuring foreign and Chinese artists. The guided walk concludes at the lobby of the newly established West Bund x Pompidou Museum. 
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum: Traditional Chinese medicine has more than 3,000 years of history. Through this guided tour, you will be introduced to the basic traditional Chinese medicine theories, useful daily diagnostics, and treatment methods including acupuncture and moxibustion, Chinese herbs, dietary adjustment, acupressure, and cupping.
  • Chinese Culture Workshop: Participate in the Chinese Culture Workshop and learn how to write Chinese calligraphy, play Mahong, and make Chinese dumplings.
  • Urban Planning Museum: Wonder what Shanghai will look like in 10 or 20 years? Learn about the history of urban development in Shanghai and see models of future planning at the Urban Planning Museum. You will also use the metro to visit important city landmarks, see traditional Shanghai architecture, and get a little taste of its diverse food and culture.
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability.
  • Suzhou Day Trip: Located at the lower end of the Yangtze River, Suzhou is famous for its resplendent gardens and beautiful scenery in addition to the city being one of the country’s four major embroidery centers in the silk industry. You will the explore this ancient water town and the garden style Suzhou Museum, designed by world renowned architect IM Pei.
  • Huangpu River Cruise: Feast your eyes on magnificent views of building skylines and landmarks as you travel along both banks of the Huangpu River, allowing you to see the architectural diversity. In the evening, secure your spot on the deck to watch as the city lights up in dazzling lights and to get the best view of four of the most prominent high rises in Shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and Jin Mao Tower.
 
 
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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY IFSA PROGRAM?
  • Academic Support
  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Airport Pickup
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
  • On-site Orientation
  • On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
  • Pre-arrival Advising
  • Tuition

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Program

Through IFSA, Ohio State students may study for a summer session at Fudan University. Founded in Shanghai in 1905, it is one of the leading universities in China with an international reputation for academic excellence. The Contemporary Chinese Society and Language program offers courses in Chinese language plus courses in society and culture, political science, economics and international relations taught in English.


Location

Shanghai offers students an unparalleled opportunity to experience China in a city undergoing economic rebirth and revitalization. Shanghai is the place to be to witness the economic and socio-cultural transformations of modern China (as well as to observe the disparities that remain). Shanghai has traditionally been one of the most important financial and business centers of Asia, and is becoming known as "the Wall Street of the East."


Accommodations

Students are housed in Tonghe International Apartments across the street from the north gate of the university and a 10-15 minute walk from Alliance classrooms. The two bedroom apartments are shared by one Alliance student and one Fudan University student, while three bedroom apartments are shared by two Alliance students and one Fudan student. The apartments include a bathroom, kitchen and a furnished bedroom with desk, desk lamp, closet space and a remote control heating/air-conditioning unit.

Ohio State Program Contact

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one.
angerman.6@osu.edu 


Courses and Credits 

The summer program features six credits of language study and an elective course for a total of nine possible credits. Students will earn EALL credit for Chinese language coursework. Other courses will be assigned Ohio State course equivalencies and credits, as determined by the appropriate Ohio State departments. Click here to view course options. 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process (elective course, only); students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.


Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.


Application instructions
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. Alliance application. 

IMPORTANTBoth applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.  


Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.


Program Costs

Students will pay the IFSA program fee and a GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on a university-approved, third-party provider or direct enroll program is in effect until June 30, 2021. The Alliance program fee includes instruction, housing, excursions, language textbooks, international health insurance, and in-country support.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Scholarships

Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Please review the Alliance for Global Education scholarship page for additional funding opportunities.

 


Information Sessions

  • Check back for 2019-2020 information sessions here!


Notices

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country specific safety information) 
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance) 

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021
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Rolling Admission 06/13/2021 08/07/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include estimated travel dates. Please refer to provider acceptance materials for finalized dates and travel instructions.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.