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Summer in Shanghai

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    About the Program

    Please note: This program is scheduled to reopen Summer 2024 - pending SUNY approval. Applications are now open through March 1. Admissions decisions will not be given until SUNY approval is granted. 

    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  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.

    Toghether with SBU Faculty, students will study Chinese Language and Culture at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) an internationally recognized, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary and multicultural nature.

    Location Shanghai, China
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates

    Arrival July 7th - Classes start July 8th, and end early August, 2024


    Language of Instruction English and Chinese
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Dormitory-style accommodation
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    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.


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements See Language Proficiency
    Application Deadline March 1 
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    *6-9 undergraduate credits required

    Students choose at least 2 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+
    • AAS 488 Internship (2-6 credits) EXP +

    Academic Policies

    • Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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