SHANGHAI: Alliance for Global Education – Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Shanghai, China

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - mid-August to mid-December
  • Spring Semester - Early February - Late May
  • Summer 1 Semester - Mid June - Mid August

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - April 7
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Designed for students interested in international business and economics, the International Business in China Program offers undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia’s financial center. 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 enroll for a semester or summer program.

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.

Courses

FALL AND SPRING CURRICULUM

All students are required to take one Chinese language course as well as three Area Studies courses taught in English. All students will receive 16 credits per semester. This program is designed for students interested in international business and economics, offering undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia's new financial center.

Students must enroll in:

SUMMER CURRICULUM

All students are required to take one Chinese language course as well as one Area Studies course or Internship taught in English. Summer students will received 8 NU credits per semester. This program is designed for students interested in international business and economics, offering undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia's financial center.

Students must enroll in:

  • One elective course (4 credits) or the internship course (4 credits) if you have completed at least three semesters of Chinese. All area studies courses are taught in English and meet for six class hours per week.
  • Chinese language (4 credits) Students' placement in the Chinese language course will be contingent upon the results of a placement exam after arrival in China. Language instruction is offered at the beginning through advanced levels.

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Host University

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's International Business program is located on Shanghai University of Finance Economics' (SUFE) Zhongshan Bei Yi Lu campus (中山北一路校区) in the heart of the densely populated residential streets of Shanghai's Hongkou District (虹口区), characterized by walkable neighborhoods with an array of small shops, food markets, and other amenities. Students are conveniently close to Chi Feng Road Light Rail Station(赤峰路站) and numerous bus lines serving all parts of the city.

One rail stop away lies Hongkou Football Stadium station (虹口足球场)−another bustling area of shops, historic streets, beautiful older homes, and Lu Xun Park and memorial−a great place for early morning exercise with the locals. Traces of early 20th Century history are still evident in this part of the city but for those lured by the neighborhood's modern comforts, Hongkou's busy shopping district is nearby stretching from Sichuan Bei Lu (Sichuan North Road 四川北路) all the way to Suzhou Creek and the city center. It is a great place to spend an afternoon, people watch, and find just about anything you need.

 

Eligibility Requirements

The Alliance requires students, including summer participants, to have completed one business course and one economics course prior to arrival in China. If you have not completed one business course, two economics courses are required instead. The elective course International Money and Finance 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.

Application Procedure

    Please submit the following directly to OISP:
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Official Transcript
    • Complete the SUFE application
    • 1 Letter of Recommendation (If you are a non-native speaker and have studied Chinese previously, please submit a Language Recommendation Form. If you are a native speaker or have not studied Chinese previously, submit an Academic Recommendation Form. Please indicate your program choice and the study period and sign the form before you submit it for completion to a faculty member who is familiar with your performance in the classroom.)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Study Abroad Advisor Form (Completed by the Study Abroad Coordinator).
    • 1 Digital Photo (uploaded to Alliance online application)
    • Five (5) passport-sized photos
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), 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.

China, Shanghai: AGE Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 1 2014: $10,295

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), 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.

China, Shanghai: AGE Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

Students are housed in the student dormitory located near the center of campus and very close to Alliance classrooms. This building houses international students and a small number of local undergraduate and professional degree students.  Each Alliance student will share a double room with a Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (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 dormitory’s front desk staff.  During Alliance SUFE orientation all students are required to pay a 200 RMB (approximately $30 US dollars) housing deposit.  If there is no damage to the room at the end of the program, the deposit is refunded in full.

Destination

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!