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Study Abroad in Shanghai with the Alliance for Global Education:Intensive Chinese Language
Exponentially improve your Chinese language skills through a rigorous 15 credit course load dedicated solely to language acquisition. Build your practical language skills through volunteer opportunities, NGO visits, and a Chinese-only language pledge. Take your language skills outside of the city and discover the many realities and language inflections that exist in China through a week-long field study trip. Live with a host family to promote language immersion and gain an in-depth understanding of Chinese family dynamics and traditions.In the last century Shanghai has experienced exponential growth from its origins as a colonial trading port to a bustling international metropolis and global financial hub. Both a laboratory and model of urbanization, modern Shanghai also represents the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges that are mirrored regionally, nationally and globally. With a rapidly growing population, rising lifestyle expectations, and continuing industrial production, Shanghai serves as an ideal location for students wishing to immerse themselves in Chinese language and society.Visit our website for more information about our Intensive Chinese Language program in Shanghai, including previous course syllabi, housing arrangements, and co-curricular activities.Contact a program graduate to learn about the Alliance experience through a student's eyes!Apply now! Two previous semesters of Chinese language study are required. 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.