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About the Shanghai, China Program

The Shanghai program is a USAC specialty program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Shanghai

  • Population: approx. 24.2 million
  • Distance from Beijing: 665 miles
  • Distance from Hong Kong: 764 miles

Good night Shanghai

Shanghai is the future. Cosmopolitan Shanghai generates a stunning 3.63% of China's gargantuan GDP. This hip city is favored among China's young professionals as well as global Fortune 500 companies.

Legendary for its nightlife, Shanghai has jazz, raves, and dance clubs. Yet, Shanghai is also old-school, with traditional cuisine, opera troupes, tea houses, folk crafts, art museums, and people practicing tai chi or ballroom dancing in the parks. With some of the most creative, futuristic skyscrapers, Shanghai remains an architectural mecca. Despite Shanghai's enormity, it ranks amoung the world's safest cities; and it's easy to get around, either on the modern subway system or the ride share bicycles. In the words of a USAC student, "Shanghai is an epic experience, not to be missed."

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated (Jan-March): Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (5 weeks): Open

Summer Session II (4 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (9 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from Home University

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English | Chinese

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information