** 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.
Symbolic of the entire country perched on the edge of incredible change, Shanghai is the epicentre of the China’s growth and development making this an ideal destination to study abroad. Don’t think it’s all business, though. Shanghai also boasts some of China’s most exciting dining experiences, a thrilling nightlife, great galleries and shopping and opportunities for exploration around every corner. Study abroad in Shanghai and experience the excitement of China's most dynamic city.
Shanghai Program Highlights
Study abroad at Fudan University, one of the top four universities in China, with local Chinese students
Due to a unique academic structure, students take classes taught in English with local Chinese and other international students
Study Mandarin with language instruction by the prestigious University of Virginia (UVA) designed for all skill levels. Students will receive credit for the semester from both Fudan University and UVA
Live with Chinese students and other program participants in our high-quality off-campus apartments for a more integrated experience
Experience the lifestyle of China's most dynamic city
Comprehensive five-day orientation program in Shanghai including a cruise on the Huangpu River and other cultural activities
A weekend excursion to Beijing and The Great Wall of China is included in the program
"My experience in China was unbelievably fascinating. I loved exploring Shanghai and getting to know a city that was both old and modern, both Eastern and Western, and truly ten cities combined into one. I loved getting better at Chinese and being able to understand people more clearly as time passed, as well as being able to read the language more and more everyday. I made many international friends as well as local friends and we learned a lot from each other in terms of language and culture. My time in China made me fall in love with the country and I am already planning my next trip to Shanghai."
Katharina Gruenewald, Iowa State University