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On-Site Staff for Shanghai, China

The Shanghai program has a Resident Director (RD) who is responsible for the USAC office abroad and overall operations of the program, including securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being.

Meet the Resident Director

Resident Director Jessica Wang, has been with USAC since 2013 serving as a program assistant, a Chinese language instructor and now, Shanghai’s RD. Jessica holds a master’s degree in English, foreign linguistics and applied linguistics, and a bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

The Shanghai program will not run in 2023-24.
Consider the Chinese studies option in Chiang Mai, Thailand instead.

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer 2024: Open
    • Session I or I&II deadline: March 15
    • Session II deadline: April 15
  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15


  • Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Approval from home university

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

50 students


English, Chinese

Passport & Visa

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