Study Abroad in China with IFSA
About the Program
Shanghai offers you the unparalleled opportunity to study international business and economic development in Asia's financial center. Outside the classroom you get a first-hand encounter with China's rapidly changing business environment through corporate visits and internships with Chinese and multi-national companies.
Shanghai has grown exponentially in the last hundred years—from a colonial trading port to a massive international metropolis with a population of 24 million. Known for its fast-paced industry and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of commodities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world. Want to study international business or trade? Shanghai is your city.
- Examine international business and economics through 15 credits of coursework at the heart of China’s commercial and finance center.
- Complement your coursework with visits to Chinese and multi-national enterprises, plus a capstone research project that allows you to meaningfully explore a topic of interest.
- Build your resume with an internship at a financial management firm, software development consultant, global manufacturer, or real estate company.
- Enrich your understanding of China’s role in the global marketplace through a targeted field study trip to Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong Province.
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6201 Corporate Drive Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Further information about the International Business in China program in Shanghai specific to Wheaton College students
Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above.
Students must have completed one business and one economics course prior to arrival. Students are not required to have experience in Chinese language but will find that a lack of language proficiency may limit internship placement opportunities.
Courses & Credits:
The 15-credit semester is comprised of a required core course and Chinese language plus two electives. One elective may be an internship and all students complete a capstone research project as a part of the core course. All elective courses are taught in English.
Housing & Meals:
Students are housed in Tonghe International Apartments adjacent to the Alliance program center and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). The two bedroom apartments are shared by one Alliance student and one local university student, while three bedroom apartments are shared by two Alliance students and one local university student.Meals are not included in the Alliance program fee. Many students eat in the new cafeteria on campus. Meals are inexpensive (about $1-3 per meal). Many students also eat in local restaurants. Students should budget $10 per day for meals.
Click here for the Alliance in China budget worksheet.pdf
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the IFSA website)
Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322