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The Alliance: China: Shanghai: 21st Century City
Shanghai, China (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Alliance for Global Education 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Field Study/ Experiential, Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Anthropology, Architecture, Asian Studies, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Political Science, Sociology, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:
Study Abroad in ShanghaiAlliance Logo Crop with the Alliance:
 21st Century City

About Shanghai

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 trade or sustainable urbanization? Shanghai is your city.

Program Highlights
  • Examine urban planning, international relations, and contemporary Chinese society through 15 credits of coursework in a 21st century mega-city that is both a laboratory and model of urbanization. 
  • Enrich your study of Chinese language and youth culture by living with a Chinese roommate.
  • Complete a capstone research project that you can leverage for future career or academic goals.
  • Participate in weekly cultural activities to explore another side of Shanghai. These may include cooking classes, tours of manufacturing facilities, or visits to farming communities in Shanghai’s suburbs. 
  • Complement and contextualize your understanding of China’s largest metropolis through a field study trip that explores China’s social, economic, and geographic diversity.

Take the Next Step
  • Visit our website for more information about our 21st Century City program, including previous course syllabi, housing arrangements, co-curricular activities, and field study trips. 
  • Contact your Student Services Manager at 800-858-0229 or
  • Apply now! Consider submitting an application for one of the Alliance's need-based scholarships at the same time as you apply for your study abroad program.

Interested in studying abroad in Shanghai over the summer instead? Check out our Summer in Shanghai program!

Contact Us
Phone: 317-940-9336 / 888-232-8379

The Alliance for Global Education
6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Fax: 317-940-9704

Apply now!