CIEE Shanghai Accelerated Chinese Language
Known for its economic prowess and long history of foreign influence, Shanghai is the country’s financial and industrial capital. The last decade has seen massive development in this metropolis of 18 million people; construction of the city’s infrastructure and transportation system is constant. With an elevated light rail, the world’s first commercial high-speed maglev train, and five subway lines, the city boasts one of the fastest growing rapid transit systems in the world. Those in search of old Shanghai, however, can still find the legacy of its magnificent past.
This program is designed for students with 4-7 semesters of Mandarin Chinese to develop advanced communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese through small classes, tutors, and language clinics; understand contemporary economic and political issues affecting China and the affects of China as a rising power in the world today; and apply skills learned in the classroom to understand the environment outside through independent fieldwork and volunteer opportunities.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Asian Studies, Business, Culture, Economics, Film Studies, Finance, Foreign Languages, Gender Studies, Globalization, History, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Religious Studies, Social Science, Sociology, Women's Studies
Overall GPA 3.0
Language Skill: None