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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

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Program Overview

Students may intern for 1, 2, or 3 months at any point of the year in Beijing or Shanghai. Summer placements are also available in Shenzhen. Internship placement is available in a variety of fields, and our partner organization focuses not only on providing a quality internship experience, but also advancing participants' employability, cultural agility, country-specific knowledge, and global connections. Throughout the internship, students will be assigned project-based work and are assigned an English-speaking supervisor to mentor them.

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Placements are available in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. All locations are available for summer placements and Beijing and Shanghai are available for semester placements. All three cities are home to dynamic industry leaders that are eager to host our interns. As the capital city, Beijing is an ideal location for students pursuing hospitality and tourism placements. Shanghai's status as China's financial center makes it an ideal city for business-related placements. Shenzhen is known for its free trade zones and will be particularly attractive for students pursuing engineering.

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Academic Eligibility
2.5 GPA, Good Academic Standing. 

Academic Program
Our partner organization is able to place students in 14 different sectors including general business, engineering, finance and accounting, tourism and travel, marketing, nonprofit management, and logistics. A full list of available sectors can be viewed online.

Academic Credit
Students must arrange to earn credit through their department prior to beginning the internship. Most academic departments have an internship or independent study course that they may award credit for when students complete these types of opportunity. Please discuss the process of earning credit with your study abroad specialist prior to applying.

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Cost & Financial Aid

To access the complete program budget published at the top of this page, click here for summer I and here for summer II (please note published budgets are for Beijing; for program fee in Shanghai and Shenzhen, consult your study abroad specialist).  Students should bring a copy of the program budget when they meet with their financial aid advisor to discuss funding for study abroad.

Students are encouraged to check with their individual college and department to see if scholarships for study abroad may be available. Please also view our scholarship page on the website for additional funding opportunities.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). *Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead! Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget. 

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Students will be housed in serviced apartments near modern conveniences and public transportation. Students expect a commute of 30-45 minutes, depending on their internship placement. Participants share the apartments with one or two other interns of the same gender, and while each person has a private bedroom, they will share a bathroom, living room, and kitchen. All apartments have air conditioning, access to internet, and a television.

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Tentative itinerary subject to change.

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Additional Resources

Joseph Rasich
Study Abroad Specialist
2425F Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-5890

Host Institution Information (external links)

Country Information (external links)
Lonely Planet - China
Department of State Information
Country Specific Information - China
Culturegram - China

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