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Contemporary Challenges Credits

USAC: Shanghai (China)

Shanghai, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 03, 2021
May 09, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Chinese
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

For the student seeking a unique study abroad site in China, the USAC Changhai program is ideal.

Take courses in multiple levels of Mandarin language and International Business at Shanghai University, established in 1922 with a student population of 40,000. The student body is extremely diverse, with students coming from up to 80 countries. Students will gain important international experience; 300 of the world's Fortune 500 companies have a major presence, with students able to gain further experience through the Shanghai Summer Professional Development Internship. Students will take classes on the Yanchang Campus, 20 minutes from the downtown area, and will have access to a number of sports/recreational facilities, field trips, campus activities, and more.

 

Steamy walk along water

Program Location

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student standing in front of tower

China

Shanghai

Shanghai is a modern, multicultural city that also serves as the most influential, cultural, and financial center in East China. A combination of modern and traditional western and Chinese culture make Shanghai a unique and important place to live, study, and work. While in Shanghai, students will have an abundance of things to do, from art exhibitions, sport competitions, movies, museums, musical events, nightclubs, culinary arts, and more. Shanghai also has a plethora of landmarks and attractions, including the Shanghai Tower, food and water tours around the city, Shanghai Natural History Museum, historic temples, and much, much more.

 

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the USAC Shanghai website. Courses range from International Business and Mandarin Chinese Language/Culture, including Chinese Cuisine, Foreign Relations, Conversation, and Calligraphy. 

Internship Opportunities 
USAC internships are rich resources for your academic and professional development. Students are placed in a Chinese-speaking environment, with high exposure to culture and language, and must be able to communicate at an advanced language level. Interns earn credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and the number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses.

Shanghai internship opportunities fall into broad categories; previous placements have included: internships in hotel management, architecture/design, teaching English as a second language, translation, event planning, marketing, medical/dental, and office support as program assistant in the USAC Shanghai office. Other internship sites are possible. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, rather it will be determined by your application and supporting materials and an interview on site with the internship sponsor.

Eligibility: enrollment in the Shanghai program, a minimum GPA of 3.0, junior standing at the time of the internship, and three semesters of college-level Chinese or fluency in Chinese. A refundable fee of $200 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to USAC Shanghai and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 12-18 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between USAC Shanghai and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course there will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail. 

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.


 

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the USAC web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall

Mid August

Mid December

Spring

Early January

Mid May

Housing and Meals

All students are encouraged to live on campus unless there are special circumstances. A variety of cafeterias on campus provide economical foods daily. More food options can be found in the university neighborhood and the shopping mall nearby. Supermarkets, convenience stores and local wet markets are located nearby.

Residence Halls—The on-campus living accommodation provides two options. Both options are college dormitories shared by the international students of the university. Students can select a double occupancy room in a shared suite with a communal bathroom, or a single studio room with private bath. Both options have shared laundry facilities.

Off-campus living may be arranged with early notice. Possible options include fully-furnished apartments in the university neighborhood or in downtown Shanghai. Most apartments are two or three bedrooms and come equipped with laundry facilities.

For more information about housing, please refer to the USAC Housing website.

 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost (Double Room) $9,090
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing in standard double-room in residence hall
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $140
Books and Classroom Materials $70
Personal Expenses $1,800
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,410.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per Semester(Double Room) $8,340
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing in standard double-room in residence hall
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $140
Books and Classroom Materials $70
Personal Expenses $1,800
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,410.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost (Double room) $9,290
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing in standard double-room in residence hall
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $140
Books and Classroom Materials $70
Personal Expenses $1,800
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,410.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.