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IFSA China - International Business in China
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Alliance for Global Education 
Restrictions: F&M applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of F&M approval for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Dorm Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
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Partner Institution:
IFSA Butler Program Advisor: Claire Retterer
Area of Study: Business, Chinese, Economics Program Type: Internship Opportunities, Study Center
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Study Abroad in Shanghai: 
International Business in China


ABOUT

Shanghai offers you the unparalleled opportunity to study international business and economic development in Asia's financial center. Outside the classroom you get a first-hand encounter with China's rapidly changing business environment through corporate visits and internships with Chinese and multi-national companies.


BENEFITS

  • Impress future employers with your first-hand knowledge of Chinese business culture by studying abroad in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world
  • Enhance your resumé by gaining hands-on work experience as you complete a part-time internship from a wide range of industries
  • Find your home in a vibrant, student-friendly neighborhood, where our program center sits just around the corner from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE)
  • Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai with easy access to nearby shops, restaurants, entertainment and transportation throughout the city
  • Share an apartment with local Chinese roommates who serve as excellent resources to make deeper connections within the local community
  • Visit Hong Kong and Guangdong Province on a week-long field study trip for a comparative view of this commercial and financial powerhouse alongside Shanghai


ACADEMICS

The International Business in China program offers unparalleled opportunities to examine China's rapidly changing business environment and the global networks in which it plays an increasingly strategic role. The 15-credit semester is comprised of a required core course and Chinese language plus two electives. Students must have completed one business and one economics course prior to arrival, or two economics courses if business is not available at your school.


Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.



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