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Undergraduate Global Immersion in China

Shanghai, China: Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Program full for 2013-2014 academic year

Program Type

This is a semester exchange program, where students take classes directly at a partner university and substitute that semester for a semester at the University of Minnesota. The partner university will send one of their students to the Carlson School of Management to take classes in their place.

Exchanges often require students to demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and service may be different from a US university. Examples of differences that exchange students should be prepared to encounter include varying housing options, the amount and timing of program details, grading based less on assignments and more on final exams, and an academic calendar that may differ significantly from the University of Minnesota.

Location and Host School

With over one billion people and unique natural resources, China is the world’s largest emerging economy. Since opening its economy to the world over 30 years ago, China has undergone a profound transformation, recently spurred by the award of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. With over 20 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the largest city by population in China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City of God Temple, Yu Garden and the extensive Lujiazui skyline.

As the only business school in Mainland China triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, aims to develop the highest-level managerial talent, with fully international viewpoints and capabilities, and the ability to compete in the global economy. While focusing on academic research, Antai is also committed to serving national and international corporations and institutions, through leading-edge consulting and research. Antai strives to be recognized as a top economics and management college in Asia, and has also made being “research-oriented and internationalized” its institutional goal.

 

Academic Calendar

Semester 1 (Spring): February - June
Summer Vacation: June - August
Semester 2 (Fall): September - January

Winter Vacation: January - February

When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.

Work with Education Abroad Advisers and the Carlson Business Career Center for support addressing challenges.

*Students are able to make special arrangements for final exams in cases where fall semester final exams conflict with U of M spring semester classes.

Language and Academics

Students are enrolled in 16 S/N Carlson School International Business credits for a semester at Antai College of Economics and Management. Business courses taught in English are available for exchange students. Classes in Mandarin are also open to exchange students.

For detailed information about the courses, please visit Antai's Foreign Student Affairs Office.

Housing

Exchange students studying at Antai have on-campus dormitory housing available to them in several different areas of the campus. Antai College of Economics and Management is located on the Fahuazhen Road Campus.

For more information on housing, including photos of dorm rooms, visit Tsinghua University’s Foreign Student Affairs Office.

Budget Estimate 2014 - 2015

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Tuition and program fee costs will be charged to the University of Minnesota student account. All other expenses will be paid out of pocket or to the host school directly.

2014-2015 Tuition* $6,530
Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*) $2,500
Transportation (to and from program site) $1,500
Documentation** (passport, visa, immunizations) $300
Books and Materials $150
Room and/or Board $2,500
Essential Daily Living Expenses $2,000
Miscellaneous $500
Total $15,980
*Based on 2013-2014 tuition rates, 2014-2015 rates will be announced in July 2014
**Students should maintain their U.S. health insurance plan while abroad.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. In addition, University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Scholarships and Finances for additional information, and Costs and Billing for budget planning and cost comparison tools.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:

  • A University of Minnesota student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Chinese citizens are not eligible for this exchange program
  • Additional criteria may apply

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Application and Selection

Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.

Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies.

All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

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Global Immersion
Carlson Global Institute
CSOM 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248
exchgout@umn.edu

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