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Urban Change & Chinese Language in Shanghai

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 04, 2014
Program Starts: Jun 01, 2014
Program Ends: Aug 05, 2014
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: Shanghai
Contact Name: Study Abroad
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Program Description

Urban Change & Chinese Language in Shanghai

Summer (4 weeks), 6 credits

Prerequisite: 2.8 minimum GPA.
No prior knowledge of Chinese is required.

This four-week summer immersion program combines classroom study of Chinese language and culture with field trips to provide students an opportunity to observe the radical urban change in China through the dynamic global city of Shanghai.

During their stay in Shanghai, students complete two courses: a seminar-style class focusing on contemporary Chinese urban, cultural, and social development and a Chinese language course (all levels offered). In addition, students are encouraged to work on an urban research project addressing an issue such as socioeconomic class, housing, and consumption in a specific community in Shanghai.

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Capital: Beijing
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Size: 9596961 km2
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