SHANGHAI: Alliance for Global Education – Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
- Fall Semester - mid-August to mid-December
- Spring Semester - Early February - Late May
- Summer 1 Semester - Mid June - Mid August
- Fall Semester - April 7
- Spring Semester - October 1
- Summer 1 Semester - March 1
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Designed for students interested in international business and economics, this program offers undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia's financial center. Click here to view a full listing of textbooks and lessons by Alliance program and Chinese language level.
Students participate in carefully-designed activities and experiential study trips that provide a first-hand encounter with China's rapidly changing business environment. Students may also engage in an internship.
Classes are based at the International Cultural Exchange School (ICES) of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. ICES is devoted to the education of foreign students and aims to train students with a background in international economics or management.
Students participating in this program are required to take five courses. Students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits. Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.
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The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), founded in 1917, is a multi-dimensional university with a core focus on applied economics and management and offering majors in law, philosophy, and humanities as well. SUFE, home to 12,000 students on two campuses, is administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and has recently been selected as one of the "21st Century's Key Universities in China." It is the number one ranked finance and economics university in China.
The Alliance requires students, including summer participants, to have completed one business course and one economics course prior to arrival in China. If business is not available at your school, two economics courses are required instead. The elective course International Finance in China also requires students to have completed an Introduction to Finance course. The remaining two elective SUFE courses do not have additional prerequisites. There is no language pre-requisite for the SUFE program. Chinese language classes are taught at the beginning through advanced level
- Online OISP application
- Official transcript
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- Statement of Purpose
- Letter of Recommendation (Academic & Language)
- 4 passport size photos
- Host Institution Application
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($ TBD). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Summer 1 2013: $9,930
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($9,830), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
In Shanghai at SUFE, students are housed in the student dormitory located near the center of campus and very close to Alliance classrooms. This building houses international students as well as a small number of local undergraduate and professional degree students. Each Alliance student will share a double room with a SUFE university student. Rooms include: two single beds, two desks, desk lamps, two thermoses for boiled water (available on first floor of dormitory), closet space with a lockbox for each student, remote control heater/air-conditioner, bathroom with shower, and a balcony. Hot water is available 45 minutes after turning on the hot water heater located in the bathroom. The water heater holds approximately 15 minutes worth of hot water. Sheets, pillows and a comforter are provided; towels are not. Filtered water is replenished at student expense (10 RMB/$1.45 per tank), with the help of the dormitoryâ€™s front desk staff. During Alliance Shanghai orientation all students are required to pay a 200 RMB (approximately $30 US dollars) housing deposit. If there is no damage to your room at the end of the program, this deposit will be refunded to you in full. Meals are not included in the Alliance program fee. You may eat at any of the university cafeterias or at the small restaurants near campus. You may also cook in the kitchens in your dorm or apartment. Expect to spend about $5-10 per day on meals, or more if you eat in nicer restaurants or eat western-style food. Some students may spend $10 per day if they eat all meals off campus. Meal prices can range from cheap ($1 for a bowl of noodles on the street) to very expensive ($50 and higher in a nicer restaurant hotel, particularly ones serving Western food). Fresh fruit is available at local markets near campus. Vegetarians will find that good food is available in China. Most restaurants serve lots of vegetables, tofu dishes, and staples such as rice, noodles, or dumplings. Note that some restaurants may use animal fat in preparing dishes.
Shanghai offers students and unparalleled opportunity to experience China in a city undergoing economic rebirth and revitalization. Shanghai is the place to be to witness the cultural transformation of modern China (as well as to observe the economic and social disparities that remain). Shanghai has traditionally been one of the most important financial and business centers of Asia, becoming known as "the Wall Street of the East." After the Second World War and the establishment of the People's Republic of China, foreign investment was discouraged. Today, however, Shanghai is again one of the great trading and financial centers of Asia. Shanghai is a remarkable phenomenon in the evolution of global metropolises today. There is no place like it. One must experience Shanghai to begin to comprehend this diverse and constantly changing place. Pudong (in eastern Shanghai) is the site of the 2010 World Expo. The entire city is buzzing with excitement and construction as preparations are made to welcome an expected 70 Million visitors!