• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.75 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• 1 college-level Chinese area studies course recommended. Students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau, please contact a CIEE Study Abroad Advisor for details.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Chinese (Mandarin), East Asian area studies, humanities, social sciences

Classroom Language



Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early September - Mid-June
Fall: Early September - Mid-December
Spring: March - Mid-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  2/23/2018
Year 2018-19  2/23/2018
Spring 2018-19  10/19/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

China, Shanghai
CIEE China in a Global Context in Shanghai

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Offered through CIEE, the China in a Global Context in Shanghai program is an approved UW affiliate program. This program seeks for students to learn about China and its place in the world. Chinese language instruction and area studies coursework traces China’s development from its colonial period to its modern politics and incorporates the internal and external factors that continue to mold China today.

This program is ideal for students with backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences, especially those with majors or minors in international relations or political science. Students choose from a wide variety of English-language courses. This program also includes taking on an optional internship throughout your time abroad. Outside of class, you also have the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom through program activities, excursions, and volunteering.

You will be working closely with both IAP and CIEE on this program. You can access the program's main information page through the CIEE website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.