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Internship and Chinese Language in Shanghai

About the Program

As a global city, and the largest in China, Shanghai influences commerce, finance, trade, culture, fashion, research and entertainment not only in China but the world. Shanghai recently successfully hosted the World Expo 2010.  Beautiful and modern, it has the reputation as “Paris of the East” and as been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing major economy.

Students will have the opportunity to complete a business internship while taking Chinese courses at Shanghai Lake Malaren International Convention Center. After short-term training, participants will be placed in various administrative departments working with Chinese staff.

Check out pictures from previous years on our Facebook page.


Course of Study

*6-9 undergraduate credits required
All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

Students choose at least one course from the following:
CHI 112 Elementary Chinese II (4 credits) LANG
CHI 211 Intermediate Chinese I (3 credits) GLO, LANG
CHI 212 Intermediate Chinese II (3 credits) GLO, LANG, HUM
CHI 410 Business Chinese (3 credits) HFA+
CHI 447 Directed Readings in Chinese (1-3 credits) EXP+ EXP +
CHI 475/6 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I/II (1-3 credits)
AAS 487 Supervised Research in Asian and Asian American Studies (1-3 credits) EXP+

All students are required to take the following course:
AAS 488 Internship (2-6 credits) EXP +

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Course Information


Shanghai, China

Language of Instruction

English and Chinese

Language Proficiency

Some proficiency in Chinese recommended

Program Type

Group experience led by SBU faculty

Program Dates

July 12 - August 7, 2017 

Living Arrangements

Hotel-style accommodation



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements

See Language Proficiency

Application Deadline

March 1 (*Deadline extended to April 15)

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$270 per credit for NY residents


$988 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$2,600 (includes room, two meals per day, group excursions, books, and international health insurance)

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees

$800 (approximately) Estimated personal expenses, visa costs, etc.

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,500.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

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More Information

Credits earned on this program WILL calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check the grade and credit transfer policy at their home university.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Jeanine GUilbeault
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Xiaoping Ha
Program Director
Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies
Stony Brook University
1039 Humanities Building
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-5343
Tel: (631) 632-4030
Fax: N/A
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