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Internship and Chinese Language in Shanghai

  • About the Program

    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.

    Location Shanghai, China
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 24 - August 19, 2019

    Note: Depending on airfare, the departure date may be a day or two earlier in order to arrive in time for the start of the program on July 25th.
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.

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  • Program Details

    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 312 Advanced Chinese II (3 credits) HFA+, LANG, SPK

    • CHI 410 Business Chinese (3 credits) SBS+, SPK 
    • CHI 447 Directed Readings in Chinese (1-3 credits) 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 +

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) can request GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English and Chinese
    Language Proficiency Some proficiency in Chinese recommended
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Hotel-style accommodation

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional 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.

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    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

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 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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