China: Summer School in Shanghai
*Please note: The next time this program will run is Spring/Summer 2022. Details below are subject to change.
Shanghai, China - This GVSU study abroad program gives students an insider’s look at China, a country with 5,000 years of civilization, 1/5 of the entire human population, the world’s second largest economy, and perceived as an emerging rival to the U.S. Students will spend 6 weeks in the early summer living in Shanghai, a city that radiates elegance and vitality, and travel to Beijing, the capital of China, and to Tibet, the “roof of the world.” Courses are taught in English.
Field trips include Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tibet.
This program fulfills credits in Philosophy, Sociology, Women Gender & Sexuality Studies, or General Education requirements (ex. Global Perspectives and Issues); making it a great fit for any major!
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Program Dates and Application Deadline
Program Dates: April 30, 2021 - June 10, 2021
Application Deadline: September 1, 2020 (Closed)
Estimated Program Dates: April 2022 - June 2022
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
PHI 210: Eastern Philosophy (3 credits) AND
SOC/WGS 350: Family and Gender in the Developing World (3 credits)
Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.
Fulfills entire General Education Issues requirement. Reflection required.
Language of instruction: English
Students will live on campus at East China Normal University.
Cost and Scholarships
2020 PROGRAM COSTS:
Program Fee: $5,690
- Round-trip air fare
- Field trips and fees
- All ground transportation
- Visa fees
- Some meals
- GVSU tuition (6 credits = $3,396)
- Personal expenses ($300)
- Additional meals ($200)
- Passport ($150)
- ISIC card ($28 - optional)
TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $9,764
Students may fund study abroad by using financial aid, scholarships, grants and personal funds. A study abroad adviser can help you create a funding plan.
FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.
SEIDMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: offers a study abroad scholarship for SCB majors who wish to participate in a qualified study abroad or international internship program. Awards are based on program costs and financial need. Apply online using GVSU MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/3103
James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186
Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.
To contact the Financial Aid office, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail.
Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs.
Open to all undergraduate majors.
2.0 GPA required.
GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to Non-GVSU Students.
Exciting and extensive field trips include: Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tibet.
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