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Buddhist Incense Burning, courtesy of Cara LaMotta

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CIEE Shanghai


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates

In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students take classes at the study center in Shanghai, home to the world's first commercial high-speed Maglev train and the world's largest container port. Students can choose from 3 tracks: Accelerated Chinese Language, Business Language and Culture, or China in a Global Context. Students live either with a Chinese host family, or on campus with a Chinese roommate or other CIEE student. In addition to their coursework, students choose from three one-week long excursions for an in-depth look at China tourism. Students can also explore Shanghai on their own, going on weekly visits to local markets, museums, temples, and acrobat shows, or taking free classes in Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music and mahjong.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: Yes, see program homepage
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: Buddhist Incense Burning, courtesy of Cara LaMotta


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