Students will stay share rooms with one other student (double rooms), located on Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Chinese breakfast and internet access is included within housing. Students are responsible for their own meals.
Trip Dates: June 21 – August 2, 2014
*June 20 departure
Orientation Dates: TBA
Application deadline extended until April 2. $450 commitment fee must be paid immediately upon acceptance. Please contact FPC immediately if interested in program.
With the globalization trend, competent communication in diversified environments has become one of the most important qualities at workplaces as well as in social lives. To meet the demand of a growing global marketplace, future employers, and the needs of our students, Villanova University has set up a fantastic program which gives students an opportunity to study and intern in one of the most economically important and culturally enriched cities in the world: Shanghai, China.
The program has two main components and is designed for students students focusing on Business, Communication, Economics, and/or Honors:
Select your track from the following:
Students interested in language learning may want to check out the Intensive Chinese Language & Culture summer program !
Additional Academic Requirements
Upon arrival, students will go through an orientation which will be in conjunction with IES. The orientation shall include: Comprehensive information on health and safety, culture, and living in Shanghai. Students will be provided with an information packet during orientation which includes a detailed student handbook, local area information, and a program schedule. Also included in the orientation is a Huangpu River Boat tour and visit to the Shanghai Planning Museum, a welcome reception, and admission to the Shanghai Circus Acrobatic show. Students will also participate in a Shanghai walkabout tour with student helpers in the People's Square and Nanjing Road.
Day trip: Caoyang Community Field trip will include round-trip transportation, visit to Caoyang Activity Center and local market, lunch, socialization with families, and a visit to a home for the elderly.
Cultural Immersion Tour: The final ten days of the program brings the internship program and Chinese language program together. It starts from Shanghai to Taishan, Shangdong Province. The group will visit Qufu and Qingdao in Shandong. The tour then continues to Beijing and visits to the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Great aWall, and Ming Tombs. Both traditional Chinese cultural sites (e.g. a Confucious temple) in Qufu and modern Chinese economy sites (e.g. Qingdao Beer Co.) will be included in the tour.
Students will be required to obtain a Chinese visa. If you are applying to the Shanghai internship program, please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after the program 'end date.' Please renew immediately if passport is expired, or will not be valid for at least six months following the completion of the program.
Upon acceptance, students will be required to submit their actual passport to the Office of International Studies. Dr. Wen Mao will work with students to obtain the Chinese visa, which will be available to students towards the commencement of the program. More information on the visa will be provided once the group has been confirmed.