• China
    • Shanghai
Subject Areas
Asian Studies Cultural Studies Economics Sociology
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level


What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
Oct 10, 2022
Dec 07, 2015
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About Program

Spend your summer in Shanghai! Our Summer in Shanghai program allows students to benefit from this cosmopolitan city’s many resources over the course of eight weeks. Students may focus on immersion in Chinese language or within a Chinese workplace, contextualized through the study of contemporary Chinese society and economy.

The program center is located on the campus of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). You will have the opportunity to participate in weekly cultural activities and take a weekend excursion outside of Shanghai.

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IFSA Scholarships and Financial Aid

IFSA is deeply committed to making study abroad accessible to as many students as possible. We believe that cost should never be a barrier: that’s why we offer financial support to a larger proportion of our students than any other organization.

Financial assistance is available for IFSA January term, semester, year, and summer programs. Scholarships include the IFSA First-Generation Scholarship and IFSA Diversity Scholarship, as well as program-specific scholarships in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK. We also offer $2,000 IFSA State School Grants and IFSA Minority Serving Institution Grants to all qualified applicants.

Once you’ve started your IFSA program application, you’ll gain access to IFSA’s scholarship application.

$500 - $2,500

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The Best Way to Learn Chinese Quickly

I did the Intensive Chinese Language summer programme in Shanghai, and my Chinese language ability advanced more in two months than it had in a year of studying Chinese at my college in the U.S. The programme is designed perfectly for students to learn a lot of Chinese in a short period of time: daily Chinese classes, fantastic teachers, a language pledge, a Chinese homestay family, living in China!!! From discussing Chinese culture with my teachers to telling my homestay family about South African politics (I'm from South Africa), all done in Chinese, not only my language ability but also my confidence to tackle complex conversations grew immensely. I would recommend this programme to anyone who wants to learn as much Chinese as possible in a few months, as well as learning a lot about Chinese culture and society and living in a different country.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing that was somewhat inconvenient was having to make the commute from homestays to classes every day. It would be better if the homestays were closer, but I also know that this is a very difficult issue to solve as it is hard to find families willing to host international students and who are suitable as homestay families, particularly to find such families within a close proximity of the school.
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