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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Suzy Wang (12537) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Dormitory, Homestay Program Provider: CIEE
Fall Calendar: Early September to mid-December Spring Calendar: Late February to early June
Summer Calendar: Late June to mid-August Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Additional Prerequisites: Yes, see program homepage Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 2
Program Description:

Students who apply to study abroad in China are strongly advised to have a backup plan. Please feel free to discuss your plans with a study abroad advisor

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/11/2024 09/12/2024 TBA TBA