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Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Asian Studies, Internship
Type of Program:
Third Party
Language of Instruction:
English, Mandarin
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Karyn Comeau
Internship Available:
Yes
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Grad/Undergrad:
School of International Affairs, Undergraduate
Program Description:
Shanghai Skyline

Program Overview     


Come learn about CRCC Asia internships in Shanghai on Friday Nov. 3rd, 2017 in 124 Business Building from 12pm - 1pm! An CRCC Asia representative will be present to talk about this new and exciting opportunity.

The Shanghai Internship Program will provide opportunities for intensive experiential education, fully immersed in the professional culture of Shanghai. It is tailored to enhance both your professional and personal development, by offering placements in a range of different internship sectors, including Finance, Accounting, Business, Marketing, Engineering, and many other industries. Internship placements will also take into consideration your knowledge of Mandarin (from no experience to fluency) to allow students become fully immersed in their professional experience. 

Shanghai itself is home to China’s largest stock exchange, and the new Free Trade Zone. It is a hub for finance and entrepreneurial business ventures within China and can be the starting point of a bright and plentiful future. Many foreigners have flocked to Shanghai over the past few decades, making it one of the most competitive Chinese cities to complete an internship as a foreigner.

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures. 


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Education Abroad Credits


The program will have two principal components:
  1. An 8 week Internship placement (0 Credit or 3 Credit option)
  2. Mandarin Language training (0 Credit; optional for native speakers)
Not all Penn State departments treat the academic accreditation of internships in the same way. Before applying for this program, please check with your academic adviser to see if and how the internship will count toward your degree. Each internship and academic department is unique, and so each applicant will need approval from his or her academic/internship adviser before the February 1st application due date. If you opt for the 3-credit internship option, your grade from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA.  

In addition to the internship, you will have weekly Mandarin language instruction. The 0-credit Chinese language course is mandatory for non-native speakers to facilitate cultural immersion and to help at the internship placement.

To learn how this internship can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser. 

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • 2.5 minimum grade point average
  • Sophomore class standing at time of study
  • Approval from department/college for students opting to do the 3-credit internship

Housing and Meals


Students live in apartments arranged by CRCC Asia, and are responsible for providing their own meals. 


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Summer budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with CRCC Asia as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. 

 

Studying Abroad with a Disability



Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/01/2017
02/15/2017 TBA TBA
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 02/14/2018 TBA TBA

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